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LEC CF300LWvsSmeg CO202

LEC CF300LW

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

LEC CF300LW

£249.00
Our Verdict:
Our review analysis indicates that this freezer has bad baskets. It's a cheap and fully featured 272L capacity freezer, with low running costs.
272L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
5h
STORAGE TIME
16kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
£701
OVER 10 YEARS
A+
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
79
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
4 Years Old
74
Running Costs
£700 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Smeg CO202

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score

Smeg CO202

£252.19
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured 177L capacity freezer, with a fair price. It has a temperature alarm, a defrost function and a fast freeze function and supports locking. Purchasers report that it's really easy to use.
177L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
36h
STORAGE TIME
12kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
£565
OVER 10 YEARS
A+
76
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
6 Years Old
81
Running Costs
£560 Over 10 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
LEC CF300LW

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

LEC CF300LW

£249.00
Our Verdict:
Our review analysis indicates that this freezer has bad baskets. It's a cheap and fully featured 272L capacity freezer, with low running costs.
272L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
5h
STORAGE TIME
16kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
£701
OVER 10 YEARS
A+
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Widely Available
79
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
4 Years Old
74
Running Costs
£700 Over 10 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Smeg CO202

79

Kagoo Score

79

Kagoo Score

Smeg CO202

£252.19
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and fully featured 177L capacity freezer, with a fair price. It has a temperature alarm, a defrost function and a fast freeze function and supports locking. Purchasers report that it's really easy to use.
177L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
36h
STORAGE TIME
12kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
£565
OVER 10 YEARS
A+
76
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Age
6 Years Old
81
Running Costs
£560 Over 10 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
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LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
9 Reasons For
26% Higher Freezer Capacity
The LEC CF300LW is a 272L capacity freezer. That's 95L higher than the Smeg CO202 (177L).

'Freezer Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

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

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Larger Freezing Capacity
The LEC CF300LW is a 16kg/24h freezing capacity freezer. That's 4kg/24h larger than the Smeg CO202 (12kg/24h).

The freezing power is the weight of fresh food that the freezer can freeze from room temperature down to mentioned temperature in 24 hours. It is usually measured in kilograms/24 hours.

A larger freezing capacity means that a larger amount of food can be frozen in a shorter amount of time.

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28% Larger Freezer Capacity
LEC CF300LW is 300L gross capacity. That's 115L larger than the Smeg CO202 (185L).

The total capacity of the freezer, this is the sum of the capacity for food storage and the capacity of the freezer walls etc.

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

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Built-in Display
The LEC CF300LW has a built-in display, whereas the Smeg CO202 does not.

'Built-In Display' denotes whether the freezer has a display, showing critical information such as the current temperature.

A display allows you to easily see what temperature the freezer is currently at, and whether there are any problems that need to be rectified.

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Reversible Doors
The LEC CF300LW has a reversible doors, but the Smeg CO202 does not have this feature.

The doors on the device can be moved so they can open from the right hand side (hinged on the left) or the left hand side (hinged on the right).

Reversible doors allow a greater degree of freedom for you to set up your freezer exactly as needed.

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Better Kagoo Score
The LEC CF300LW has received a Kagoo Score of 81, whereas the Smeg CO202 scored 79.
Cheaper by £3
The LEC CF300LW is £3.19 cheaper than the Smeg CO202.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this freezer.
Newer by Two Years
The LEC CF300LW is two years newer than the Smeg CO202
4 Reasons For
Longer Storage Time During Power Failure
The Smeg CO202 is a 36h storage time during power failure freezer. That's 31h longer than the LEC CF300LW (5h).

The length of time during which freezer can store food without mains power connection.

A longer storage time means that there is less chance of your food being defrosted and ruined by an untimely power failure.

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Temperature Alarm
The Smeg CO202 has a temperature alarm, however the LEC CF300LW does not have this feature.

Freezers with a temperature alarm can detect when the temperature inside the freezer has risen too high. This could be because the door has been left open, or due to a power cut or due to a failure on the freezer itself. Once this is detected an audible alarm will sound so that you know to check the freezer.

A temperature alarm will prompt you to check the freezer before it loses too much temperature and food starts to defrost.

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19% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Smeg CO202 is £136 cheaper to run than the LEC CF300LW.
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Better Brand
Smeg freezers have an average rating of 76.5%, whereas LEC only has an average rating of 73.3%.

Average User Rating

LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Smeg has a better average brand rating than LEC. The average brand rating for Smeg is 76.5% based on 160+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for LEC is 73.3% based on 510+ reviews.
LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
LEC

73

73

Based on 510+ reviews
Smeg

76

76

Based on 160+ reviews

LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
53 months old Best 77 months old

Freezer Net Capacity

'Freezer Net Capacity' is the total usable (net) capacity of the freezer, measured in litres.

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

Storage Time During Power Failure

The length of time during which freezer can store food without mains power connection.

A longer storage time means that there is less chance of your food being defrosted and ruined by an untimely power failure.

Freezing Capacity

The freezing power is the weight of fresh food that the freezer can freeze from room temperature down to mentioned temperature in 24 hours. It is usually measured in kilograms/24 hours.

A larger freezing capacity means that a larger amount of food can be frozen in a shorter amount of time.

Built-in Display

'Built-In Display' denotes whether the freezer has a display, showing critical information such as the current temperature.

A display allows you to easily see what temperature the freezer is currently at, and whether there are any problems that need to be rectified.

LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
Best
Yes
No

Temperature Alarm

Freezers with a temperature alarm can detect when the temperature inside the freezer has risen too high. This could be because the door has been left open, or due to a power cut or due to a failure on the freezer itself. Once this is detected an audible alarm will sound so that you know to check the freezer.

A temperature alarm will prompt you to check the freezer before it loses too much temperature and food starts to defrost.

LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
No
Best
Yes

Energy Efficiency Class

LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these freezers for 10 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
LEC CF300LW
LEC
CF300LW
82 trees 3.2 tonnes CO2
Smeg CO202
Smeg
CO202
66 trees 2.6 tonnes CO2 (Best)

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
Freezer Net Capacity 272L
BEST
177L
Type
Chest
 Chest
Chest
 Chest
Width 1,030mm 750mm
Height 830mm 860mm
 
 
 
Performance LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
Noise Level 42dB 42dB
Storage Time During Power Failure 5h 36h
BEST
Fast Freeze Function
Fast freeze function
 Fast freeze function
Fast freeze function
 Fast freeze function
No Frost System
No frost system
 No frost system
No frost system
 No frost system
Operating Temperature (T-T) 10 - 43°C 10 to 43 °C
Climate Class
Sn (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)
 Sn (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)
Sn (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)
 Sn (Subnormal) - T (Tropical)
Thermostat
Thermostat
 Thermostat
Thermostat
 Thermostat
Freezing Capacity 16kg/24h
BEST
12kg/24h
Freezer Gross Capacity 300L
BEST
185L
Ice Cube Tray
Ice cube tray
 Ice cube tray
Ice cube tray
 Ice cube tray
Defrost Function
Defrost function
 Defrost function
Defrost function
 Defrost function
 
 
 
Design LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
Case Design
Freestanding
 Freestanding
Freestanding
 Freestanding
CFC & HFC Free
CFC & HFC free
 CFC & HFC free
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shelf / Basket 1 1
Built-in Display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
BEST
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Reversible Doors
Reversible doors
 Reversible doors
Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-Bacterial Coating Unknown - Click to provide data
Anti-bacterial coating
 Anti-bacterial coating
Door Hinge
Up
 Up
Up
 Up
Colour
White
 White
White
 White
Display Type
Led
 Led
Led
 Led
Control Type
Dial
 Dial
Dial
 Dial
 
 
 
Ergonomics LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
Defrost Water Drain
Defrost water drain
 Defrost water drain
Unknown - Click to provide data
Locking Unknown - Click to provide data
Locking
 Locking
Door Open Alarm
Door open alarm
 Door open alarm
Door open alarm
 Door open alarm
Interior Light
Interior light
 Interior light
Interior light
 Interior light
Temperature Alarm
Temperature alarm
 Temperature alarm
Temperature alarm
 Temperature alarm
BEST
LED Indicators Unknown - Click to provide data
LED indicators
 LED indicators
Indication Light Unknown - Click to provide data
Indication light
 Indication light
 
 
 
Power LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
Annual Energy Consumption 273kWh 220kWh
BEST
Energy Efficiency Class
A+
 A+
A+
 A+
Current 0.38A Unknown - Click to provide data
Connected Load 83W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions LEC CF300LW Smeg CO202
Depth 720mm 725mm
Weight (Incl. Packaging) 47 Kg 40 Kg
Weight 54kg 37kg
BEST
Package Weight 62000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Height 890mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Depth 780mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Package Width 1,084mm Unknown - Click to provide data

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