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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every freezer on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 2,450 freezers, 687 reviews and 8,250 prices. Last updated 18 August 2017.

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#1 Siemens iQ500

iQ500
A top of the range and top-value upright freezer, with very low running costs and one of the highest freezer net capacities around
97
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Age
2 Years Old
88
Running Costs
£439 / 10 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
323L
Upright
700mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
1,760mm
Oct 2015
Height
Release Date
eBay £449.00
ao £459.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £459.00
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£329.99
Save £70.00 (18%)

#2 Indesit UI6 F1T

UI6 F1T
A newly released and astoundingly good value for money 222L capacity freezer, good for small families
98
Value for Money
Excellent
85
Features
Fully-Featured
96
Age
2 Months Old
79
Running Costs
£532 / 10 Years
89
Overall Score
Excellent
222L
Upright
595mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
1,670mm
Jun 2017
Height
Release Date
eBay £329.99
Currys £329.99
Appliances Direct £378.97
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£119.00

#3 Beko CF374

CF374
The highest scoring small freezer around, with very low running costs and good features
95
Reviews
3 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
76
Features
Good Features
82
Age
2 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£407 / 10 Years
88
Overall Score
Excellent
104L
Chest
540mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
860mm
Mar 2015
Height
Release Date
eBay £119.00
Next Domestic Appliances £139.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £139.00
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£278.98
Save £21.01 (7%)

#4 Hotpoint UH6 F1C

UH6 F1C
A relatively new and breathtakingly cheap 222L capacity freezer, with great features and low running costs
97
Value for Money
Excellent
84
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Age
1 Year Old
78
Running Costs
£523 / 10 Years
87
Overall Score
Excellent
222L
Chest
595mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
1,670mm
Jul 2016
Height
Release Date
Appliances Direct £278.98
Debenhams Plus £304.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £320.00
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£549.00

#5 Liebherr GT 3632

GT 3632
The highest rated freezer under £1,000, with low running costs and a very good price
90
Value for Money
Excellent
93
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Age
2 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£523 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
324L
Chest
1,129mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
917mm
Sep 2015
Height
Release Date
Hughes £549.00
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£375.00

#6 Electrolux ERU1101

ERU1101
An impressive value for money and new 95L capacity freezer, with good features and very low running costs
93
Value for Money
Excellent
79
Features
Good Features
95
Age
2 Months Old
86
Running Costs
£439 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
95L
Upright
596mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
815mm
Jun 2017
Height
Release Date
Kitchenappliances123 £375.00
Deals4U £429.00
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£312.99

#7 Beko CF1300

CF1300
An astoundingly high freezer net capacity and amazingly good value for money chest freezer, with OK running costs and superb user reviews
95
Reviews
3 Reviews
97
Value for Money
Excellent
82
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
64
Running Costs
£712 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
360L
Chest
1,285mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
860mm
Mar 2015
Height
Release Date
eBay £312.99
Next Domestic Appliances £330.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £330.00
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£359.00

#8 AEG ATB81121

ATB81121
A breathtakingly economical to run and great value for money 90L capacity freezer, with good features and a recent release date
94
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
93
Age
5 Months Old
96
Running Costs
£338 / 10 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent
90L
Upright
595mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
850mm
Mar 2017
Height
Release Date
Next Domestic Appliances £359.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £359.00
ao £379.00
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£129.99

#9 LEC CF100L

CF100L
The highest review score small freezer around, with good features
98
Value for Money
Excellent
66
Features
Good Features
79
Age
2 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£411 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
97L
Chest
585mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
830mm
Mar 2015
Height
Release Date
Tylers Online £129.99
ao £179.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances £179.00
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£374.99

#10 AEG ABB68211AF

ABB68211AF
A top-value and recently released 95L capacity freezer, with good features and very low running costs
93
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
91
Age
8 Months Old
86
Running Costs
£439 / 10 Years
85
Overall Score
Excellent
95L
Upright
596mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Type
Width
815mm
Jan 2017
Height
Release Date
eBay £374.99
Appliances Direct £398.00
John Lewis £399.00
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Freezer Brands

Find out how freezer brands compare. The average rating for each brand is based on the rating of all of their freezers. Click on a link to compare all freezers made by your favourite brand.

Logo Brand Number of Freezers Price Range Average Rating
Liebherr logo Liebherr Freezers 45 £280 - £1,349
Bosch logo Bosch Freezers 27 £280 - £1,611
Siemens logo Siemens Freezers 26 £199 - £2,199
AEG logo AEG Freezers 25 £224 - £1,193
Miele logo Miele Freezers 22 £348 - £1,599
Other brands Other Freezer Brands 210 £66 - £1,449

Freezer Buying Guide

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 freezers 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.

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.

Freezer Retailers, Prices and Features

Freezer Prices

In total we found 326 freezers ranging from £65 to £2,199. On average, a new freezer costs £467 and 80% of freezers are priced between £169 and £849. The Siemens FI24NP31 is the most expensive freezer that we found at £2,199, and the Essentials CTF34W15 is the cheapest at only £66.

Freezer Brands - Price Range

Miele freezers range in price from £349 to £1,599, and the highest average freezer price out of all brands is Miele freezers with an average price of £944.

The average price of Samsung freezers is £740 which is the second highest average price of all freezer brands. Samsung freezers range in price from £630 to £856.

The average price of Siemens freezers is £731 which is the third highest average price of all freezer brands. Siemens freezers range in price from £249 to £2,199.

Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 3 expert reviews and 540 user reviews for freezers from across the internet and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of freezer. The top three freezer brands are Frigidaire, Bosch and White Knight. Frigidaire has an average rating of 94%, Bosch has an average rating of 91% and White Knight has an average rating of 91%.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

We found 187 current offers for freezers from eBay making it the biggest freezer retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Currys for whom we found 149 current offers for freezers. The third biggest retailer is ao with 80 current freezer offers.

When Are Most New Freezers Released?

We couldn't see any evident trend in the release dates for new freezers over the last 3 years. In July 2016 39 new freezers were released making it the biggest month that year for new freezer releases. April was the biggest month in 2015 for new freezers, with 105 new freezers released that month. The biggest month in 2014 for new freezer releases was July, with 83 new freezers released that month.

How Fast Do Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, freezers drop in price by 5%. On a typical new freezer costing £467, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average £21.

Freezer Net Capacities

This is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

The freezer net capacities of freezers range from 30L to 612L. The freezer net capacities of the majority of freezers range from 69L to 110L. The LiebherrGT6122, which can be purchased for £489.00, has the highest freezer net capacity and is a 605L capacity freezer. The LiebherrGT6122 has the lowest freezer net capacity. This freezer is a 30L capacity freezer and sells for £181.83.

A higher capacity means that more food can be stored in the freezer at a time.

Types

The most common type amongst new freezers is upright. We found 453 freezers that are upright freezers. We found 163 freezers that are chest freezers, making chest the second most common type amongst new freezers.

Widths

The widths of freezers range from 439mm to 1,860mm. The LiebherrGT6122 has the widest width. This freezer is a 1,648mm wide freezer and sells for £489.00. The LiebherrGT6122, which sells for £181.83, has the narrowest width and is a 439mm wide freezer.

Heights

Across the range of freezers, the heights range from 492mm to 2,134mm. The SiemensFI24NP31, which currently retails for £2,199.00, has the tallest height and is a 2,134mm high freezer. The freezer with the shortest height is the SiemensFI24NP31, which is a 492mm high freezer and is available at £89.00.

Energy Efficiency of Freezers

The Energy Efficiency Class of a freezer shows how well it uses energy, and how much is unnecessarily wasted. Products are ranked from G to A++ in terms of how little energy they use compared to the norm.

The most popular energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers is A+. We found 358 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. The second most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers is A++. We found 213 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A++.

A freezer with a better energy efficiency rating will consume less energy whenever they are used, saving you money and making them better for the environment.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

We found 187 current offers for freezers from eBay making it the biggest freezer retailer. That is significantly bigger than the second biggest retailer, Currys for whom we found 149 current offers for freezers. The third biggest retailer is ao with 80 current freezer offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Freezers?

The cheapest shop by number of freezer for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 134 freezers.

Proportion of Freezers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The shop that most frequently offered the cheapest price on freezers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 71.7% of its freezers.

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