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Last updated: 17 March 2017

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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This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price. You can often get a better price by shopping around, or try using CHOICE Shopper. You tell us the brand name and model number of the product you want to buy and a price you'd like to beat, and we'll try to find it for you.

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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.

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Temperature performance score

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Temperature performance is made up of ambient change (40%), fluctuations (30%), uniformity (15%), range (10%) and recommended or mid-setting (5%).

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Noise level (dBA)

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The model's general loudness (but not the pitch or irritation of the sound).

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Specifications

Claimed volume (L)

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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.

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Claimed energy use (kWh)

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Door hinge position

Features

Rollers

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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.

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  • Uniformity score
  • Temperature range score
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  • 10-year running cost + price
  • Noise level (dBA)
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  • Status
  • Claimed energy use (kWh)
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  • Control location
  • Rollers
  • All shelves removable at 90°
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  • Dimensions (cm, width)
  • Dimensions (cm, depth)
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  • Door hinge position
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