Essentials Freezers

Compare the 10 Best Essentials FreezersJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

The best freezers on the market for long-term storage of food
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86

C99CF13

Essentials C99CF13

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£89.99

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99L
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565mm
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£390
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
The best scoring freezer under £100, with good features

83

C61CF13

Essentials C61CF13

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£70.00

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60L
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499mm
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858mm
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£360
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
A low cost and breathtakingly economical to run 60L capacity freezer, with good features

82

CTF55W15

Essentials CTF55W15

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£189.00

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182L
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550mm
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1,430mm
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£510
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
A bargain price but moderately out of date 182L capacity freezer, with very low running costs and good features

81

CUF55W12

Essentials CUF55W12

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£99.00

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86L
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553mm
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845mm
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£400
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
A very economical to run and affordable 86L capacity freezer, with good features

80

CIF60W14

Essentials CIF60W14

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£129.99

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97L
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590mm
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£430
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
A very economical to run and bargain price 97L capacity freezer, with good features

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CUF50W12

Essentials CUF50W12

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£99.00

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65L
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494mm
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£410
Over 10 years
Jul 2013
A very economical to run and affordable 65L capacity freezer, but with only average features

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{Essentials C99CF13
£99.99
Was £130 (77 days ago)
Freezer Net Capacity
99L
Type
Chest
Width
565mm
12% Price Drop
{Logik L400CFW16
£219.99
Was £250 (26 days ago)
Freezer Net Capacity
371L
Type
Chest
Width
1,299mm
10% Price Drop
{AEG A72020GNX0
£527.00
Was £585 (8 days ago)
Freezer Net Capacity
177L
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Upright
Width
595mm
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{Whirlpool AFB647A+
£249.97
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Freezer Net Capacity
97L
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Width
595mm
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£99.00
£81 cheaper
21% cheaper to
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£70.00
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£99.00
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£99.00
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Hotpoint RZAAV22
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RZAAV22
£152.98
£36 cheaper
16% cheaper to
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CTF55W15
£189.00
54% higher
freezer net
capacity
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£183.70
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Essentials
CTF34W15
£69.99
£114 cheaper
1L higher
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capacity
Essentials CIF60W14
Essentials
CIF60W14
£129.99
£16 cheaper to
run over five
years
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Logik L142CFW17
Logik
L142CFW17
£99.00
£31 cheaper
42L higher
freezer net
capacity
Beko CF374
Beko
CF374
£160.00
A lot higher
freezer net
capacity
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Essentials C61CF13
Essentials
C61CF13
£70.00
£90 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £47 over
five years
LEC U5511
LEC
U5511
£144.00
A lot higher
freezer net
capacity
VS
Essentials C61CF13
Essentials
C61CF13
£70.00
£74 cheaper
£52 cheaper to
run over five
years
Essentials CTF55W15
Essentials
CTF55W15
£189.00
£9 cheaper
Higher freezer
net capacity
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Hoover HFZE6085WE
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HFZE6085WE
£198.00
15% cheaper to
run
Amica GB 15341
Amica
GB 15341
£93.09
£6 cheaper
10% cheaper to
run
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Essentials CUF50W12
Essentials
CUF50W12
£99.00
A lot higher
freezer net
capacity
Amica GB 15341
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£93.09
£6 cheaper
£35 cheaper to
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years
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Essentials CUF55W12
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CUF55W12
£99.00
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freezer net
capacity
Essentials CUF55W12
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CUF55W12
£99.00
£247 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £101 over
five years
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CF1A250
£345.99
164L higher
freezer net
capacity
Indesit TZAA 10 SI
Indesit
TZAA 10 SI
£159.00
16% higher
freezer net
capacity
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Essentials CUF50W12
Essentials
CUF50W12
£99.00
£60 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £19 over
five years
Essentials CUF50W12
Essentials
CUF50W12
£99.00
£59 cheaper
Vastly higher
freezer net
capacity
VS
Amica GB 15151 W
Amica
GB 15151 W
£158.21
£134 cheaper
to run over
five years
Zanussi ZFT11100
Zanussi
ZFT11100
£279.99
A lot higher
freezer net
capacity
VS
Essentials C61CF13
Essentials
C61CF13
£70.00
£210 cheaper
16% cheaper to
run
Zanussi ZFC321
Zanussi
ZFC321
£239.99
145L higher
freezer net
capacity
VS
Essentials CUF50W12
Essentials
CUF50W12
£99.00
£141 cheaper
Cheaper to run
by £289 over
five years

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat is the difference between 'net' and 'gross' capacity?
AYou see 2 capacities used for fridges and freezers - gross capacity refers to the total inside capacity of the appliance, while net capacity is the total *usable* capacity, after discounting the volume taken up by shelves, plastic moulding, etc.
QWhat is the average noise level of a freezer?
AThe average noise of a freezer is around 40Db, making it very quiet indeed, and hardly noticeable, even in a quiet kitchen.
QWhat does 'freezing capacity' mean?
AFreezing capacity refers to the volume of food that the freezer is capable of freezing in a set period. The larger the amount, the more quickly it will be frozen.
QWhat is a 'chest freezer'?
AChest freezers are lower, wider freezers with the lid mounted on the top rather than at the front. This horizontal arrangement allows for more food to be stored, and larger individual items to fit into the freezer. However there are normally fewer compartments, and the freezer itself takes up far more floor space.

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Freezer Buying Guide

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Capacity

A dedicated freezer is ideal for families that need to store large quantities of frozen food. Often they can be combined with a matching fridge to create a huge fridge freezer combined of two appliances placed next to each other. They key is to make sure that the freezer door is reversible, which will allow your combined fridge freezer unit doors to both open from the middle.

Advances in insulation technology have allowed freezer manufacturers to increase the available space inside modern freezer units. The biggest upright freezers have over 350 litres of internal storage and the largest chest freezer can have nearly 600 litres of internal storage - that's enough to store three supermarket shopping trolleys full of food!

Frost Free Interior

Older freezers and some budget models require periodic defrosting which means switching the freezer off, removing all the food, and catching all the thawing ice in a tray. This is necessary to prevent excessive frost build up inside the freezer and to keep it operating efficiently.

Many freezers have frost free technology. This means that no defrosting is required and the freezer will not frost up over time. They work by controlling the humidity level inside the freezer to prevent frost particles from forming.

Easy Access Drawers

Some freezers come with easy to access pull out drawers. Transparent draw fronts make it easy to see what's stored inside and smooth sliding rails make pulling the drawer out effortless. Look out for deep drawer sizes which can be useful for storing bulky items.

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Ice Makers

Built in ice makers are available in some stand alone freezers. Commonly they make the ice in one of the drawers which can then be pulled out and used.

Most automatic ice makers will normally need a plumbed water connection within 1.5m of the freezer. Some freezers may have simpler, semi automatic ice makers that you must fill manually.

Other Features

LED Lighting: These low energy bulbs create bright illumination of all parts of your freezer and produce a very low level of heat.

Rapid Freezing: Rapid freezing lets you temporarily increase the freezing rate of the freezer so that new items freeze more quickly.

Variable Speed Compressors: Multiple speed settings lets the compressor run quietly in normal operation and also creates more consistent internal temperatures.

Digital Controls: Digital temperature controls let you set the internal temperature of the freezer precisely and are easier to use than vague temperature dials.

Warning Alarms: An alarm will sound if the freezer door has accidentally been left open or if the internal temperature of the freezer is too high.

Soft Close Doors: The freezer door gently closes itself as you push the door shut.

Installation Tips

It's best to measure the space that your freezer is to fit in several times to make sure that you don't make a mistake. In determining whether the freezer will fit you should consider the freezer door hinge position and the space required for the thickness of the freezer door when it is opened. Don't forget about the size of any openings or staircases that the freezer will have to pass through to get it to the installation location.

The air temperature around the freezer is important for optimal operation. Most freezers are designed to work inside a heated room, so don't install your freezer in a outbuilding unless it is specifically designed for that purpose. You should also ensure adequate ventilation to the rear of the freezer.

Once your freezer has been delivered you should leave it standing upright for 4 hours before switching it on if it was transported horizontally. If it was transported vertically then standing for 1 hour should be sufficient.

Essentials Freezers

Essentials Freezer Prices

We currently list 7 Essentials freezers ranging from £69 to £189. The average price of a new Essentials freezer is £102 and 80% of Essentials freezers are priced between £70 and £100. The most expensive Essentials freezer that we found is the Essentials CTF55W15 at £189, and the cheapest is the Essentials CTF34W15 at only £70.

Price Range of Essentials Freezers

Essentials freezers range in price from £70 to £189, and the average price of Essentials freezers is £102 which is the 45th highest average price of all freezer brands.

Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 3 expert reviews and 3,592 user reviews for freezers and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of freezer.

How Fast Do Essentials Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

Essentials freezers tend to depreciate faster than most freezers. Most freezers drop in price by 4% in the first 6 months after release. New Essentials freezers drop in price by an average of 7% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. On a typical new Essentials freezer costing £498, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £33.