Skip to content   Skip to footer navigation 

Husky HUS-142CHE.1 review

142L claimed volume. Priced at $599.

CHOICE Expert Rating

Unlock rating

What is the CHOICE Expert Rating?

CHOICE Expert Rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Sign in

Good points

The product's best features and benefits

Bad points

Drawbacks or issues you need to know about
locked content

Unlock our expert review and more

  • Reviews and ratings you can trust
  • Easy side-by-side comparison
  • Recommended products at a glance
Type View more details.

Whether the freezer is a chest or upright (vertical) model. 

Chest
Recommended View more details.

We recommend freezers with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 75% and at least 70% for temperature performance.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of temperature performance (55%), warm-up (30%) and cool-down (15%).

Temperature performance score View more details.

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%).

Energy efficiency: Pass or fail View more details.

A pass/fail measurement of whether a freezer achieves or exceeds it's claimed energy efficiency when set at -15°C.

Warm-up score View more details.

How well the freezer's insulation performs in a power failure.

Cool-down score View more details.

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.

Heat load processing score View more details.

The heat load processing score is a measure of how efficiently the freezer cools a warm (32°C) load placed inside, the mass of which is determined by the size of the fridge as defined by the Australian Standard.

Response to outside temperature score View more details.

How the freezer copes with changes in ambient room temperatures, such as from summer to winter.

Temperature stability score View more details.

How well the freezer maintains constant, even temperatures. (Large temperature fluctuations can reduce the quality of your food and leave your ice cream gritty.)

Temperature evenness score View more details.

How uniform the temperatures are within the compartment (i.e. are there warm or cold spots?).

Recommended setting score View more details.

Whether the recommended setting of the control gives an appropriate temperature.

Noise level (dBA) View more details.

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

Country of origin View more details.

The claimed country of manufacture, though take this with a grain of salt as it may be made using components from other places.

China
Shop Ethical rating View more details.

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.

N/A
Claimed energy use (kWh)
220
Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price.

$599
10-year running cost View more details.

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.

10-year running cost + price View more details.

We add the running costs over 10 years to the purchase price to give a total expected cost over 10 years, which is how long we expect a product like this to last.

Rollers View more details.

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.

No
Number of shelves and drawers View more details.

How many shelves and drawers or bins the upright freezer has. Drawers are marginally better for storage, but shelves are easier to access, particularly at the top of the freezer where a drawer may not be as practical. Chest freezers may have removable baskets, but do not have drawers or shelves.

Control location
Bottom front
Height (cm) View more details.

The manufacturer's listed dimensions, rounded up to the nearest cm. These don't include the recommended installation space needed to keep the freezer working optimally.

85
Width (cm) View more details.

The manufacturer's listed dimensions, rounded up to the nearest cm. These don't include the recommended installation space needed to keep the freezer working optimally.

64
Depth (cm) View more details.

The manufacturer's listed dimensions, rounded up to the nearest cm. These don't include the recommended installation space needed to keep the freezer working optimally.

55
Claimed volume (L) View more details.

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.

142
Door hinge position
Rear
Website
huskybrand.com.au
Member reviews

Average rating

Get full access to all our tests and reviews