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Last updated: 03 July 2018

Is an upright or vertical freezer the way to go, or is a chest model the true treasure? We test leading models to help you find the right freezer. Read our buying guide for more on the features to look for, and find out how we test freezers.

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In our testing labs, we give every freezer a thorough workout to help find the models that:

  • are best at keeping optimum temperature
  • have the best temperatures to keep your food safe
  • have a good range of shelves and compartments
  • are the most energy-efficient.
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    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 399 and 2029

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      10-year running cost

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      Calculated using a rate of 26c/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 660 and 1980

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      • Temperature performance
      • Energy efficiency
      • Warm-up
      • Cool-down
      • Ambient change
      • Fluctuations
      • Uniformity
      • Temperature range
      • Recommended setting
      • 10-year running cost
      • Running cost + price ($/10 yrs)
      • Noise level (dBA)
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Price
      • Brand
      • Model
      • Status
      • Claimed energy use (kWh)
      • Type
      • Control location
      • Rollers
      • All shelves removable at 90°
      • Dimensions (cm, Height)
      • Dimensions (cm, Width)
      • Dimensions (cm, Depth)
      • Claimed volume (L)
      • Door hinge position
      • Contact

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