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The 10 Best Freezers - May 2017

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 2,340 freezers, 621 reviews and 7,830 prices. Last updated 19 May 2017.

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CF1300
#1 in Freezers

Beko CF1300

3 Reviews
  • Good brand
  • Has a thermostat
  • Does not have a built-in display
360L
1,285mm
860mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £299.97
    Appliances Direct
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  • More shops: 13
  • £300.00 Boots Kitchen Appliances
  • £300.00 Next Domestic Appliances
FZFM151P
#2 in Freezers

Hotpoint FZFM151P

8 Reviews
  • Excellent owner reviews
  • Cheap
  • Has an ice cube tray
175L
600mm
1,500mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £210.00
    RGB Direct
    Save £69.99 (25%)
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UIAA10
#3 in Freezers

Indesit UIAA10

4 Reviews
  • A best selling product
  • Keenly priced
  • Good brand
225L
600mm
1,500mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
CF100L
#4 in Freezers

LEC CF100L

4 Reviews
  • Not expensive
  • LEC has good reviews for its freezers
  • Quite short storage time during power failure
97L
585mm
830mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £129.99
    Simply Electricals
    Save £22.00 (14%)
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  • More shops: 19
  • £151.99 Co-op Electrical
  • £161.13 Amazon UK
F170H
#5 in Freezers

White Knight F170H

97 Reviews
  • User reviews are excellent
  • A top selling product
  • Reasonably priced
159L
550mm
1,430mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £189.97
    Appliances Direct
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  • More shops: 8
  • £197.00 Amazon UK
  • £209.00 Hughes
RHCF150
#6 in Freezers

Russell Hobbs RHCF150

49 Reviews
  • Good value
  • Popular choice
  • Russell Hobbs freezers have good reviews
146L
760mm
845mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £157.99
    eBay
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  • More shops: 4
  • £157.99 Argos
  • £184.99 Amazon UK
CF200L
#7 in Freezers

LEC CF200L

4 Reviews
  • User reviews are excellent
  • Inexpensive
  • Quite short storage time during power failure
197L
960mm
830mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £189.99
    Co-op Electrical
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  • More shops: 13
  • £192.80 Flubit Deals
  • £199.00 Currys
CF150L
#8 in Freezers

LEC CF150L

3 Reviews
  • Cheap
  • LEC has good freezer reviews
  • Quite short storage time during power failure
148L
772mm
830mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £158.98
    Appliances Direct
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  • More shops: 15
  • £159.99 Co-op Electrical
  • £180.00 Boots Kitchen Appliances
CF374
#9 in Freezers

Beko CF374

3 Reviews
  • Beko has good reviews for its freezers
  • Competitively priced
  • Does not have a built-in display
104L
540mm
860mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £119.00
    eBay
    Save £39.99 (25%)
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  • More shops: 10
  • £139.00 Boots Kitchen Appliances
  • £139.00 Next Domestic Appliances
FZA36
#10 in Freezers

Hotpoint FZA36

11 Reviews
  • User reviews are excellent
  • A best selling product
  • Keenly priced
73L
590mm
850mm
Freezer Net Capacity
Width
Height
  • £160.00
    eBay
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  • More shops: 26
  • £220.00 Next Domestic Appliances
  • £10 Off at Currys

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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 42 £280 - £1,449
Siemens logo Siemens Freezers 41 £150 - £2,200
Bosch logo Bosch Freezers 36 £220 - £1,425
AEG logo AEG Freezers 28 £245 - £927
Miele logo Miele Freezers 20 £279 - £1,549
Other brands Other Freezer Brands 193 £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 342 freezers ranging from £65 to £2,200. On average, a new freezer costs £490 and 80% of freezers are priced between £170 and £899. The most expensive freezer that we found is the Siemens iQ700 at £2,200, and the cheapest is the Essentials CTF34W15 at only £65.

Freezer Brands - Price Range

The %8highest average freezer price out of all brands is Miele freezers with an average price of £853. Miele freezers start at £349 and the most expensive Miele freezer costs £1,449.

The %8highest average freezer price out of all brands is Siemens freezers with an average price of £826. Siemens freezers start at £249 and the most expensive Siemens freezer costs £2,200.

Liebherr freezers range in price from £280 to £1,449, and the average price of Liebherr freezers is £702 which is the third highest average price of all freezer brands.

Freezer Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 2 expert reviews and 482 user reviews for freezers available online and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of freezer. The top rated freezer brand is Frigidaire with an average rating of 93%. The second best brand is Bosch with 91% and the third best brand is White Knight with 91%.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

The biggest freezer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 180 current freezer offers from eBay. The second biggest freezer retailer is Currys with 138 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Currys when it comes to freezers. Buywise is the third biggest retailer with 90 current offers.

When Are Most New Freezers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any obvious pattern in the release month for new freezers. Last year most new freezers were released in July, with 38 new freezers released that month. In April 2015 112 new freezers were released making it the biggest month that year for new freezer releases. 83 new freezers were released in July 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new freezer releases.

How Fast Do Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

New freezers drop in price by an average of 2% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means that on a typical freezer costing £490 you could save on average £12 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Freezer Net Capacities

The usable storage space of the freezer.

Across the range of freezers, the freezer net capacities range from 25L to 612L. The freezer net capacities of most freezers range from 64L to 100L. The LiebherrGT6122 has the highest freezer net capacity. This freezer is a 605L net capacity freezer and can be purchased for £499.00. The LiebherrGT6122 has the lowest freezer net capacity. This freezer is a 30L net capacity freezer and can be purchased for £172.33.

Energy Efficiency of Freezers

The most frequently found energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers is A+. We found 398 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A+. We found 246 freezers that have an energy efficiency rating of A++, making A++ the second most common energy efficiency rating amongst new freezers.

Biggest Freezer Retailers

The biggest freezer retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 180 current freezer offers from eBay. The second biggest freezer retailer is Currys with 138 offers. That means eBay is significantly bigger than Currys when it comes to freezers. Buywise is the third biggest retailer with 90 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Freezers?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on freezers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 137 freezers.

Proportion of Freezers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest freezer prices (found to be cheapest for 76.1% of its freezers).

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