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GE FCM5SKWW

26 Reviews
Defrost water drain Thermostat 
Defrost water drain
Thermostat

$259.00

141.5L
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Chest
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730.25mm
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850.9mm
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(Unknown)
Apr 2017
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Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3B

38 Reviews
Lower than average noise level  Reversible doors  Fast freeze function
Lower than average noise level
Reversible doors
Fast freeze function

$299.88

68L
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Upright
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501mm
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845mm
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$270
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
#3

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Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142

61 Reviews
Defrost function  No frost system Reversible doors 
Defrost function
No frost system
Reversible doors

$448.48

157L
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Upright
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550mm
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1,420mm
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$340
Over 10 years
Oct 2016
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GE FCM11PHWW

 
High freezer capacity Supports locking  Defrost water drain
High freezer capacity
Supports locking
Defrost water drain

$599.00

283L
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Chest
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1,289mm
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850.9mm
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(Unknown)
Jun 2015
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Magic Chef MCUF3W2

 

$182.12

85L
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515.6mm
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815.3mm
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$430
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
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Danby DUFM032A1WDB

 

$322.49

91L
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523mm
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828mm
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$440
Over 10 years
Jun 2017

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GE
FCM5SKWW
$259.00
$63 cheaper
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Score
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Danby
DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
Two months
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Russell Hobbs
RH55FZ142
$448.48
Better brand
Better Kagoo
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Danby
DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
$126 cheaper
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Magic Chef
MCUF3W2
$182.12
$118 cheaper
One year newer
17L higher
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RHUCFZ3
$299.88
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Better brand
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FCM11PHWW
$599.00
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RH55FZ142
$448.48
$151 cheaper
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RHUCFZ3
$299.88
$23 cheaper
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DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
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FCM5SKWW
$259.00
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MCUF3W2
$182.12
$77 cheaper
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FCM5SKWW
$259.00
$189 cheaper
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Russell Hobbs
RH55FZ142
$448.48
Better brand
15.5L higher
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Magic Chef
MCUF3W2
$182.12
$266 cheaper
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RH55FZ142
$448.48
Better Kagoo
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21% cheaper to
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FCM11PHWW
$599.00
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Higher freezer
capacity
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DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
$277 cheaper
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MCUF3W2
$182.12
$140 cheaper
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DUFM032A1WDB
$322.49
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between 'net' and 'gross' capacity?
AYou see 2 capacities used for fridges and freezers - gross capacity refers to the total inside capacity of the appliance, while net capacity is the total *usable* capacity, after discounting the volume taken up by shelves, plastic moulding, etc.
QWhat is the average noise level of a freezer?
AThe average noise of a freezer is around 40Db, making it very quiet indeed, and hardly noticeable, even in a quiet kitchen.
QWhat does 'freezing capacity' mean?
AFreezing capacity refers to the volume of food that the freezer is capable of freezing in a set period. The larger the amount, the more quickly it will be frozen.
QWhat is a 'chest freezer'?
AChest freezers are lower, wider freezers with the lid mounted on the top rather than at the front. This horizontal arrangement allows for more food to be stored, and larger individual items to fit into the freezer. However there are normally fewer compartments, and the freezer itself takes up far more floor space.

Freezer Buying Guide

Capacity

A dedicated freezer is ideal for families that need to store large quantities of frozen food. Often they can be combined with a matching fridge to create a huge fridge freezer combined of two appliances placed next to each other. They key is to make sure that the freezer door is reversible, which will allow your combined fridge freezer unit doors to both open from the middle.

Advances in insulation technology have allowed freezer manufacturers to increase the available space inside modern freezer units. The biggest upright freezers have over 350 litres of internal storage and the largest chest freezer can have nearly 600 litres of internal storage - that's enough to store three supermarket shopping trolleys full of food!

Frost Free Interior

Older freezers and some budget models require periodic defrosting which means switching the freezer off, removing all the food, and catching all the thawing ice in a tray. This is necessary to prevent excessive frost build up inside the freezer and to keep it operating efficiently.

Many freezers have frost free technology. This means that no defrosting is required and the freezer will not frost up over time. They work by controlling the humidity level inside the freezer to prevent frost particles from forming.

Easy Access Drawers

Some freezers come with easy to access pull out drawers. Transparent draw fronts make it easy to see what's stored inside and smooth sliding rails make pulling the drawer out effortless. Look out for deep drawer sizes which can be useful for storing bulky items.

Ice Makers

Built in ice makers are available in some stand alone freezers. Commonly they make the ice in one of the drawers which can then be pulled out and used.

Most automatic ice makers will normally need a plumbed water connection within 1.5m of the freezer. Some freezers may have simpler, semi automatic ice makers that you must fill manually.

Other Features

LED Lighting: These low energy bulbs create bright illumination of all parts of your freezer and produce a very low level of heat.

Rapid Freezing: Rapid freezing lets you temporarily increase the freezing rate of the freezer so that new items freeze more quickly.

Variable Speed Compressors: Multiple speed settings lets the compressor run quietly in normal operation and also creates more consistent internal temperatures.

Digital Controls: Digital temperature controls let you set the internal temperature of the freezer precisely and are easier to use than vague temperature dials.

Warning Alarms: An alarm will sound if the freezer door has accidentally been left open or if the internal temperature of the freezer is too high.

Soft Close Doors: The freezer door gently closes itself as you push the door shut.

Installation Tips

It's best to measure the space that your freezer is to fit in several times to make sure that you don't make a mistake. In determining whether the freezer will fit you should consider the freezer door hinge position and the space required for the thickness of the freezer door when it is opened. Don't forget about the size of any openings or staircases that the freezer will have to pass through to get it to the installation location.

The air temperature around the freezer is important for optimal operation. Most freezers are designed to work inside a heated room, so don't install your freezer in a outbuilding unless it is specifically designed for that purpose. You should also ensure adequate ventilation to the rear of the freezer.

Once your freezer has been delivered you should leave it standing upright for 4 hours before switching it on if it was transported horizontally. If it was transported vertically then standing for 1 hour should be sufficient.

Freezer Retailers, Prices and Features

Freezer Prices

The price range of freezers is from $182 to $599 and in total we found prices for 7 freezers. The average price of a new freezer is $343 and the 80% of freezers are priced between $259 and $450. The most expensive freezer that we found is the GE FCM11PHWW at $599, and the cheapest is the Magic Chef MCUF3W2 at only $182.

Freezer Brands - Price Range

The highest average freezer price out of all brands is GE freezers with an average price of $382. GE freezers range in price from $259 to $599.

Russell Hobbs freezers start at $300 and their most expensive freezer costs $450. The average price of Russell Hobbs freezers is $375 which is the second highest average price of all freezer brands.

Danby freezers range in price from $322 to $322, and the third highest average freezer price out of all brands is Danby freezers with an average price of $322.

Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 13 expert reviews and 11,006 user reviews for freezers and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of freezer. Gorenje is the top rated freezer brand with an average rating of 90%. Bosch is the second best brand with 88% and AEG is the third best brand with 88%.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

We found 8 current offers for freezers from eBay making it the biggest freezer retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Walmart for whom we found 5 current offers for freezers. The third biggest retailer is Overstock with 2 current freezer offers.

When Are Most New Freezers Released?

April to June is the most common period for new freezers to be released in. If you want the latest freezer technology you may want to think about waiting until April 2021. Also the price of the current freezers may drop off just before the latest models are released in April. 38 new freezers were released in June 2020 making it the biggest month that year for new freezer releases. The biggest month in 2019 for new freezer releases was April, with 34 new freezers released that month. In 2018 most new freezers were released in March, with 65 new freezers released that month.

How Fast Do Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

New freezers drop in price by an average of 4% in the first 6 months after they were first released.

That means that on a typical freezer costing $343 you could save on average $14 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Freezer Net Capacities

'Freezer Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

The freezer net capacities of freezers range from 22L to 1,079L. The freezer net capacities of the majority of freezers range from 60L to 110L. The GE FCM11PHWW, which currently retails for $599.00, has the highest freezer net capacity and is a 283L capacity freezer. The Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3B, which sells for $300.02, has the lowest freezer net capacity and is a 68L capacity freezer.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the freezer at a time.

Types

The freezer 'type' refers to the type of case design and whether it is standalone or designed to be integrated into a kitchen.

We found 1,538 freezers that are upright freezers, which makes upright the most common type amongst new freezers. We found 669 freezers that are chest freezers, making chest the second most common type amongst new freezers.

Widths

The widths of freezers range from 350mm to 1,861mm. The GE FCM11PHWW, which is available at $599.00, has the widest width and is a 1,289mm wide freezer. The freezer with the narrowest width is the Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3B, which is a 501mm wide freezer and is available at $300.02.

Heights

Comparing all freezers, the heights range from 470mm to 2,150mm. The Russell Hobbs RH55FZ142, which can be purchased for $450.04, has the tallest height and is a 1,420mm high freezer. The Magic Chef MCUF3W2, which sells for $182.12, has the shortest height and is an 815.3mm high freezer.

Energy Efficiency of Freezers

The Energy Efficiency Class of a freezer shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

Amongst new freezers, the most common energy efficiency rating is A+. We found 1,226 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. We found 572 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A++, making A++ the second most common energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers.

A freezer with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Freezers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying freezers. For each retailer it shows the total number of freezers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying freezers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 7 of their freezer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Freezers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for freezers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of freezer prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's freezer prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 87.5% of their freezer prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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