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There’s always some fantastic deals in the frozen food aisle that are hard to ignore and with a long shelf life and easy meals readily available, stocking up is a no-brainer. However, the joy of having great meals to hand quickly freezes over when space is limited in your fridge freezer, and even removing some unnecessary packaging doesn’t do the trick! A great solution is to buy a chest freezer.

Chest Freezer being used © Credits: Image via Canva Chest Freezer being used

The Best Chest Freezers:

1. Quiet and efficient: Russell Hobbs RHCF103

2. Modern and compact: Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3B

3. Cost effective option: Igenix Freestanding Chest Freezer

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4. Unique and overall clever design: COMFEE' 99 Litre Freezer

5. Definitely made to last: Cookology CCF142BK

6. Great for large families: Haier HCE429F Freestanding Chest Freezer

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7. Stock up on your family's favourites: Hotpoint CS1A250HFAUK.1 Chest Freezer

8. Affordable and versatile: Indesit OS1A100 Chest Freezer

Russell Hobbs RHCF103

Our thoughts: It has plenty of space for stocking up with meal prep containers, plus it has an adjustable thermostat, making it an excellent freezer option overall.

Pros:

  • A+ Energy Rating
  • Adjustable temperature using an easy-to-access gauge

Cons:

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  • Requires manual defrosting

Russell Hobbs RHUCFZ3B

Our thoughts: Designed to fit under your counter, you can design it to fit your space with a reversible door and adjustable feet. A great pick overall.

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Pros:

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Cons:

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  • Not the largest capacity

Igenix Freestanding Chest Freezer

Our thoughts: It has a handy, spacious freezer basket, so you reach whatever you need with ease, plus you can adjust the temperature with ease.

Pros:

  • Easy to adjust feet
  • Freezer basket makes certain items easily accessible

Cons:

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  • Only opens from the top

COMFEE' 99 Litre Freezer

Our thoughts: Slimmer and sleeker than a lot of freezers, this is one of our favourites. With a D+ cooling system and D-shaped cooling tubes, this freezer is pretty impressive.

Pros:

  • Equipped with an advanced compressor
  • Compact and sleek design

Cons:

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  • May be too small for some spaces

Cookology CCF142BK

Our thoughts: This freezer works efficiently in temperatures as low as 10ºC and as hot as 43ºC. It's also super quiet, making it a great inside option too.

Pros:

  • Costs about 8p a day to run
  • A very quiet option

Cons:

  • Better for outbuildings

Haier HCE429F Freestanding Chest Freezer

Our thoughts: This freezer comes with a built-in alarm when you have the freezer door open too long, which alerts you to the temperature rising. The digital temperature panel on the outside also means you can monitor the temperature in your freezer and maximise the freshness of your food.

Pros:

  • Temperature failure indicator
  • Durable balanced lid

Cons:

  • Only two baskets

Hotpoint CS1A250HFAUK.1 Chest Freezer

Our thoughts: The interior light helps you see the contents, no matter the time of day, and it has a pretty decent capacity, so you know it'll fit what you need it to.

Pros:

  • Fast-freeze function is super useful
  • Interior lights make it nice and easy to see everything inside

Cons:

  • Very large, taking up a lot of space

Indesit OS1A100 Chest Freezer

Our thoughts: Designed to fit under your counter, you can design it to fit your space with a reversible door and adjustable feet.

Pros:

  • Rapid freezing
  • Can use it as either a fridge or a freezer

Cons:

  • May not be large enough for some

FAQs:

Can I keep my chest freezer in my garage or outbuilding?

If your garage or outbuilding is insulated, then yes!

If not, you can keep your chest freezer there, but it would be wise to check your freezer climate class before doing so. While many people risk putting their chest freezer in their garage without checking this and claim not to experience any problems, it could result in your chest freezer performing below par later down the line.

What is the freezer climate class rating?

All fridges and freezers are designed to work optimally in specific temperature ranges, known as their freezer climate class rating.

While putting your chest freezer in the garage may seem like the most obvious place for a bulky, white goods item, many chest freezers aren’t designed to work in the lower temperatures you’d find in a garage or outbuilding and you could experience problems.

This could include issues with the chest freezer insulation and issues with condensation.

Your appliance should reference their climate class either on their rating plate or in the instruction book or include the class number.

The most common climate classes in the UK are:

Normal (N) Class: 16°C - 32°C

Sub-Normal (SN) Class: 10°C - 32°C

Sub-Tropical (ST) Class: 18°C - 38°C

Tropical (T) Class: 18°C - 43°C

Eleanor Weaver is a Commercial Content Writer for titles such as Yours, What’s The Best, and Mother&Baby.

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