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List of brands we tested in this review.
PriceExpand to view more details.
This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price.
enter value/s in increments of 1 between 337 and 4489
10-year running cost
Calculated using a rate of 40c/kWh. A 10-year period gives a useful indication of the long-term differences between high and low energy use.
enter value/s in increments of i between 543 and 1980
Temperature performance score
The temperature performance score is made up of the freezer's response to outside temperature (40%), temperature stability (30%), temperature evenness (15%), heat load processing (10%) and recommended setting (5%).
enter value/s in increments of i between 69 and 89
Rollers are useful for easy moving: when cleaning behind the freezer, for example. It should also have adjustable feet (or rollers) for levelling the freezer. Four rollers are better than two, provided they have brakes or adjustable feet to secure the freezer in place.
How long it takes an empty freezer to cool the air to -13C in a temp-controlled room from the time it's switched on.
enter value/s in increments of i between 27 and 94
How well the freezer's insulation performs in a power failure.
enter value/s in increments of i between 41 and 97
Energy efficiency: Pass or fail
A pass/fail measurement of whether a freezer achieves or exceeds it's claimed energy efficiency when set at -15°C.
Noise level (dBA)
The model's general loudness (but not the pitch or irritation of the sound).
enter value/s in increments of i between 27 and 44
Claimed volume (L)
How much air space the freezer has to cool. For chest freezers, most of this space is available for storage, but with uprights some of the volume is lost around the drawers so usable space is less than the claimed volume.
enter value/s in increments of i between 101 and 700
Door hinge position
Claimed energy use (kWh)
enter value/s in increments of i between 181 and 660
Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating isn't included in our total score. N/A means there's no rating for that company.
Country of origin
The claimed country of manufacture, though take this with a grain of salt as it may be made using components from other places.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Number of shelves and drawers
- Temperature performance score
- Energy efficiency: Pass or fail
- Warm-up score
- Cool-down score
- Heat load processing score
- Response to outside temperature score
- Temperature stability score
- Temperature evenness score
- Recommended setting score
- 10-year running cost
- 10-year running cost + price
- Noise level (dBA)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Country of origin
- Shop Ethical rating
- Claimed energy use (kWh)
- Control location
- All shelves removable at 90°
- Height (cm)
- Width (cm)
- Depth (cm)
- Claimed volume (L)
- Door hinge position