To store your favorite frozen foods and ice cream, every family needs a freezer. Both with many options to choose from (see best upright and chest freezers collection), here’s a guide about what to look for.
Guide to choosing the right freezer
Chest or upright: The most important choice to make it whether you want a chest-type or upright freezer. It depends on both your preference and your kitchen layout.
Freestanding or cabinet: Make sure your freezer is suited for its intended placement in your kitchen. Most freezers are freestanding and do no work well in cabinets.
Energy Star Rated: Look for the Energy Star rating. A freezer with this rating uses less power than a light bulb.
Durable: Check negative user reviews for good war stories to learn how well the freezer works over time. There will always be some negative reviews, but they shouldn’t be a large minority.
External dimensions: Make sure the external dimensions suit the intended place for your freezer.
Style and color: You will be looking at this freezer almost every day. Make sure it fits your other kitchen appliances and the overall interior style of your house. Some like white, some like “brushed steel” type surfaces, and other freezers come in black color.
Noise: Check user reviews for honest reviews of noise levels. Some freezers indicated decibel levels.
Security / lock: Sometimes you need a lock to prevents others from accessing the freezer. This option is available on some models.
LCD Display: Many will appreciate a freezer equipped with LCD display that shows the current temperature inside the freezer.
Reversible doors: Make sure your freezer has the reversible door option, if it is the upright type. This option will make the daily access to the freezer much more usable.
Customer service: Check user reviews for customer service friendliness in case anything breaks.
Temperature range: Check the temperature range that the freezer offers. Different models vary quite a lot in this area. Make sure it suits your need.
Warranty: Some brands and models offer a warranty depending on what breaks; like a Full 1-Year / Compressor 2-Year Warranty.