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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 349 and 3289
10-year running cost
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 555 and 1980
Temperature performance score
Temperature performance is made up of ambient change (40%), fluctuations (30%), uniformity (15%), range (10%) and recommended or mid-setting (5%).
enter value/s in increments of i between 73 and 89
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
Claimed energy use (kWh)
enter value/s in increments of i between 185 and 660
Door hinge position
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.
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
- Overall score
- CHOICE Buy
- Temperature performance
- Energy efficiency
- Ambient change
- Temperature range
- Recommended setting
- 10-year running cost
- Running cost + price ($/10 yrs)
- Noise level (dBA)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Claimed energy use (kWh)
- Control location
- All shelves removable at 90°
- Height (cm)
- Width (cm)
- Depth (cm)
- Claimed volume (L)
- Door hinge position