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Essentials C61CF13

Essentials C61CF13
96
Reviews
295 Reviews
76
Features
Good Features
91
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
6 Years Old
95
Running Costs
£390 Over 10 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Purchasers report that this freezer is very well designed, brilliant in terms of power usage and a very good size. It's a remarkably economical to run and classic 60L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples.
Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (40dB)
CFC & HFC free
Has a thermostat
60L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
24h
STORAGE TIME
£393
OVER 10 YEARS
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85

With outstanding reviews and very low running costs, we have ranked the Essentials C61CF13 number 54 across all freezers.

85

85
Kagoo Score
96
Reviews
77
Features
92
Popularity
83
Value for Money
73
Age
96
Running Costs

85

85
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has great user reviews with an average user rating of 89%, based on 295 reviews.
This freezer is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer freezers with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Essentials freezer has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £390 over 10 years are in the cheapest 12% of all 1,700+ freezers that we have calculated running costs for.
The C61CF13 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Lower than average noise level
CFC & HFC free
Lower than average freezer capacity
Does not have a temperature alarm

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each freezer by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the freezer is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec freezers come to market, the older freezers will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

96
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.5 stars (295 reviews)

77%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
226 Reviews
4 Stars
51 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Essentials C61CF13?

Price
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18
Design
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Environmental Considerations
491
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Capacity
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More Than 300 People Thought it Had a Good Price
  • ... perfectly in the garage and working fully as expected. A great 'overspill' freezer at a really good price.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 17 Sep 2018
  • Very good freezer. Excellent price.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Mar 2017
  • It was good value and the right size for us to put in our Garage.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Mar 2018
  • ... freezer easy to move with wheels, And extremely quiet to run. I would say good value for the money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Sep 2017
  • One Person Thought This Freezer Was Not of a Good Quality
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    The Majority of People Thought it Was Not Reliable

    Several people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 was easy to damage or scratch and wasn't well made.

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    Easy to Damage or Scratch
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Good all round product. Scratch on lid.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
  • Got the freezer. Broken within 2 days and no help to get it fixed.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Sep 2018
  • Looked fine. Broke down after 25 days. Spoilt all the food as the green light still on and a humming noise coming from freezer so thought it was ok. G.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 May 2018
  • Broke down after few weeks.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Aug 2018
  • View All Reviews About Scratch
    Not {More} Well Made
    2 people agree
    2 people disagree
    9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

    Over 60 people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 was a very good size and over 30 people thought that it was also really compact. Analysis of the reviews also revealed that several people thought that it was a very big size, was very lightweight and was thin.

    View All Reviews About Size and Weight
    A Superb Size
    67 people agree
    9 people disagree
  • Good size. No frills.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 Sep 2017
  • Size ideal for outside storage.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jan 2018
  • It is just what I need in size and capacity has my fridge freezer does not give me the extra space I need for my frozen food requirements it's smart and ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 21 Jun 2017
  • It's the exact size I was looking for the capacity is great so overall am happy.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 25 Jul 2018
  • View All Reviews About Dimensions
    Very Compact
    30 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Really Big Size
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Lightweight
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Thin
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Not {More} Heavy and Bulky
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Essentials C61CF13 Was Nicely Designed

    More than 300 people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 was very well designed and several people thought that it was also very neat and good-looking.

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    Really Well Designed
    330 people agree
    15 people disagree
  • Excellent chest freezer compact design great for an outbuilding. Capacity is slightly small but sufficient for my needs.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Dec 2017
  • Slim design. Does what it says on the box. Was easy to manoeuvre thanks to wheels on the bottom. Nothing at present.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Nov 2017
  • Good. Straightforward design. Easy to operate and holds more than you think. No bad points.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Nov 2018
  • Nice slim design.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 21 Aug 2018
  • View All Reviews About Design
    Really Neat
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
    Very Good-Looking
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Several people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 was very easy to use, was very comfortable and easy to hold and had good controls.

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    Very Easy to Use
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • It is easy to use and worked right away after the waiting period. After the delivery, And it was good value for the money i paid.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Feb 2017
  • I bought this as a handy second freezer and it's brilliant. Nothing.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 6 Aug 2018
  • Handy in shed for small home. Great for extras Christmas etc. Nothing to not like.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Feb 2017
  • Very handy as second freezer. Can sit in our vented cupboard out of sight.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Feb 2017
  • View All Reviews About Easy to Use
    Really Comfortable and Easy to Hold
    3 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Has Good Controls
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Two People Thought the Essentials C61CF13 Did Not Have Nice Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 had a weak motor.

  • ... all of out overflow from the main freezer with room to spare. The power cable is a bit short.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Jun 2018
  • Easy to move around. Motor takes up a lot of potential storage space.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Aug 2018
  • One Person Thought it Was Good When it Came to Technical Guidance
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Essentials C61CF13 Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind

    Over 300 people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 was brilliant in terms of power usage.

  • Freezes quick and energy efficient. Good size. Looks bigger in the photos. Otherwise still a good size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 Jun 2017
  • Keeps enough food in it for the 4 of us. Dosent use much energy. The door opens to quickly.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Aug 2018
  • Energy consumption. Not had it long enough to say. One of the casterswheels was bent when delivered. Needs packing out to stop freezer rocking. Would have ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Aug 2018
  • Serves its purpose and very energy efficient.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Jan 2018
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Over 10 people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 was very quiet and four people thought that it also really wasn't noisy.

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    Really Quiet
    16 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Great little freezer. Representing excellent value for money. It's very quiet too.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 26 Mar 2017
  • ... had no room left in my kitchen but it sits nicely in my large porch. It's very quiet and a good purchase.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Jan 2018
  • Very quiet. Lots of space inside.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Feb 2017
  • Nice freezer easy to move with wheels, And extremely quiet to run. I would say good value for the money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Sep 2017
  • View All Reviews About Quiet
    Not {More} Noisy
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    5 Out of 10 People Thought This Freezer Had a Large Capacity

    More than 20 people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 had a really big capacity and four people thought that it also had a really big storage capacity.

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    Has a Very Big Capacity
    27 people agree
    23 people disagree
  • Nice neat design with more than enough capacity for my needs.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Aug 2018
  • It is great value for money and the extra capacity was just what we needed. Being disabled I would have liked the controls at the top of the of the freezer ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 4 Jun 2018
  • ... does exactly what its says its a freezer. Capacity more than enough use it predominantly for convenience food stuff.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Feb 2017
  • It's the exact size I was looking for the capacity is great so overall am happy.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 25 Jul 2018
  • View All Reviews About Capacity
    Has a Really Big Storage Capacity
    4 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Many Owners Thought it Was Efficient to Run

    Seven people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 was very efficient.

  • Freezes quick and energy efficient. Good size. Looks bigger in the photos. Otherwise still a good size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 11 Jun 2017
  • Very efficient in reaching correct temperature. None.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Mar 2018
  • Bought for my parents. They have found it to be very efficient with no faults. No bad points to report.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Jun 2018
  • Serves its purpose and very energy efficient.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Jan 2018
  • Most People Thought the Essentials C61CF13 Had Good Storage

    Several people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 had superb storage, baskets and drawers.

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    Has Superb Storage
    11 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • Plenty storage and ideal size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 14 Feb 2017
  • Perfect size for my garage. Needed for extra storage.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 May 2018
  • Able to use it for extra storage in garage.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Aug 2018
  • Handy extra storage for the money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Feb 2017
  • View All Reviews About Storage
    Has Excellent Baskets
    5 people agree
    9 people disagree
    Has Very Good Drawers
    4 people agree
    2 people disagree
    Has Good Compartments
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Seven People Thought This Freezer Had a Good Defrost Function

    Seven people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 had an outstanding defrost feature.

  • I really like the helpful "plugs" inside and out when you want to defrost. Brilliant idea. Also plenty of room for a small families food. Nothing I don't ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Feb 2018
  • ... feel quite light-weight. Small interior but big enough for us. Easy clean when defrosting. None I can think of.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Apr 2018
  • Does what I wanted it for As a place for temporary storage when defrosting main large chest freezer.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Nov 2017
  • I think the drain plug is an excellent idea, And very useful when defrosting. Not as yet. Too early to tell.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Feb 2017
  • Two People Thought it Was Straightforwards to Clean

    Two people thought that the Essentials C61CF13 was easy to clean.

  • Small compact and is on wheels which for me is great as it can pull out easily to clean be cleaned behind love this freezer. A bit smaller but still great ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Sep 2018
  • The freezer is compact easy to load and I can move it easily for cleaning behind. I could have done with something slightly larger. I am used to calculating ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Jul 2017
  • How Good Are Essentials Freezers?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Lower than average noise level
    CFC & HFC free
    Has a thermostat
    ok storage time during power failure
    Lower than average freezer capacity
    Does not have a temperature alarm
    Does not have a built-in display
    Does not have a defrost function
    Smaller than average freezer capacity
    Does not have an interior light
    Lower Than Average Freezer Capacity

    Across all the freezers the freezer net capacities range from 22L to 1,100L, and the average freezer net capacity is 190L. The freezer net capacity of the C61CF13 of only 60L is in the lowest 3% of all freezers when ranked by this feature.

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    Lower Than Average Noise Level
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    Freezers have noise levels of between 34dB and 61dB, and the average noise level is 41dB. The noise level of the C61CF13 of only 40dB is in the lowest 26% of all freezers when ranked by this feature.

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    ok Storage Time During Power Failure
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    The C61CF13's storage time during power failure of 24h is ok compared to most other freezers. It is longer than 45% of all freezers when ranked by this feature.

    What does "storage time during power failure" mean? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Temperature Alarm

    The Essentials C61CF13 does not have a temperature alarm. 70% of freezers also do not have a temperature alarm.

    What is a temperature alarm? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Built-in Display

    Like most other freezers, the C61CF13 does not have a built-in display. 73% of freezers do not have a built-in display.

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    Does Not Have a Defrost Function

    Like most other freezers, the Essentials C61CF13 does not have a defrost function. 67% of freezers do not have a defrost function.

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    CFC & HFC Free

    The C61CF13 is CFC & HFC free. 90% of freezers are not CFC & HFC free.

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    Has a Thermostat

    The C61CF13 has a thermostat, which is unusual. 70% of freezers do not have a thermostat.

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    Smaller Than Average Freezer Capacity

    The smallest freezer gross capacity of freezers is 18L, the largest is 1,500L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 220L. The freezer gross capacity of the C61CF13 of only 61L is very small compared to most other freezers. It is in the smallest 2% of all freezers when ordered by this feature.

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    Does Not Have an Interior Light

    Like most other freezers, the C61CF13 does not have an interior light. 72% of freezers do not have an interior light.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Essentials C61CF13 has been listed on Kagoo since January 2017 and is currently ranked number 54 out of 597 freezers.
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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A freezer with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Essentials C61CF13, and ranked it:

    High-End
    This freezer has a very high quality score but is very expensive - choose this if you want the best!

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    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £99.00 it is cheaper than 100% of freezers.

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    What the Reviews Say

    More than 300 people thought it had a good price
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    Age

    Essentials C61CF13 Release Date

    July 2013

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    How Fast Do Essentials Freezer Prices Drop After Release?

    Essentials freezers tend to depreciate faster than most freezers.

    Most freezers drop in price by 2% in the first 6 months after release. In the first 6 months after release, Essentials freezers drop in price by 8% on average.

    That means that on a typical Essentials freezer costing £459 you could save on average £39 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    Essentials C61CF13 Running Costs

    This Essentials freezer has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The C61CF13 is one of the cheaper to run freezers that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the C61CF13 will cost £390 over 10 years to run.

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    Europen European Energy Rating
    1.8T
    Running this freezer over 10 years will generate 1.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    What the Reviews Say

    The vast majority of people thought the Essentials C61CF13 had been designed with environmental issues in mind

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    Essentials C61CF13 Specification

    Key Features
    Freezer Net Capacity
    Type
    Width
    Height
    Performance
    Noise Level
    Storage Time During Power Failure
    Fast Freeze Function
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Climate Class
    Icemaker
    Thermostat
    Freezer Gross Capacity
    Defrost Function
    Design
    Case Design
    CFC & HFC Free
    Built-in Display
    Colour
    Control Type
    Ergonomics
    Interior Light
    Locking
    Temperature Alarm
    Child Lock
    Power
    Annual Energy Consumption
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Weight & Dimensions
    Depth
    Weight
    Installation Compartment Dimensions (WxDxH)
    Installation Compartment Height
    Installation Compartment Depth
    Installation Compartment Width

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    essentials 20163489, essentials b039948b, essentials c61cf13

    Barcodes

     05017416387972

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