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Essentials C97CFW18

Essentials C97CFW18
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Reviews
114 Reviews
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Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Age
2 Years Old
94
Running Costs
£430 Over 10 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and excellently reviewed 95L capacity freezer, with a cheap price and a very good spec. Owners report that it's really well designed, very good in terms of power usage and a superb size.
Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (40dB)
Has a built-in display
Has a defrost function
CFC & HFC free
Has a thermostat
95L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
24h
STORAGE TIME
9.5kg/24h
FREEZING
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£431
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With outstanding reviews and very low running costs, we have ranked the Essentials C97CFW18 number 5 in small freezers and number 7 across all freezers.

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Kagoo Score
98
Reviews
82
Features
89
Popularity
84
Value for Money
85
Age
94
Running Costs

88

88
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 88?

our review analysis indicates that it has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 93%, based on 114 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 efficiency rating of A, and its running costs of £430 over 10 years are in the cheapest 19% of all 1,800+ freezers that we have calculated running costs for.
The C97CFW18 has some great features:
Lower than average noise level
Has a built-in display
Has a defrost function
CFC & HFC free
Large capacity chest freezer ideal for a family home
Easy to operate controls

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.

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Average Review Score

4.7 stars (114 reviews)

78%

of Customers Would Recommend
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89 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Essentials C97CFW18?

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Most Owners Thought it Had a Good Price
  • ... items. It's also very quiet. We're really pleased we bought it and it's very reasonably priced. Can't think of any.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Aug 2018
  • Bought this for my nan in her garage. Amazing value for money. Paid extra to pick a date and time.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Nov 2018
  • Good value for money. Very simple straightforward appliance.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 18 Nov 2018
  • Compact great value for money. Shelve takes some of the space 2 accommodate motor.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Nov 2018
  • The Majority of People Thought it Was Robust

    Five people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 was very well made.

  • Good and well built. A good part of the freezer is taken up by the mechanisms. Also. Not too keen on the top shelf not being removable. Otherwise. All ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Sep 2018
  • Its a well put together freezer and is just right fo us. Non 8.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Oct 2018
  • Its a basic feezer but looks well made better than you may think and does what it is ment to do and not noisy wish it had a light inside. No light.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Sep 2018
  • I like the size - fits in neatly in a small brick built outbuilding. Meets our needs adequately. Would have liked a handle on the top for opening and an ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Sep 2018
  • Over 30 People Thought it Was a Good Size

    Over 20 people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 was a very good size and several people thought that it was also very compact and was a really big size.

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    A Superb Size
    23 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Right size for our needs.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Nov 2018
  • Small in size but good capacity.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Oct 2018
  • Great for students. Fits lots of products for it's size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Oct 2018
  • Just the right size for where we wanted it to go.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 25 Oct 2018
  • View All Reviews About Size
    Very Compact
    11 people agree
    No people disagree
    A Really Big Size
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Most Owners Thought This Freezer Was Carefully Designed

    More than 100 people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 was very well designed and several people thought that it was also good-looking and neat.

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    Very Well Designed
    124 people agree
    3 people disagree
  • Compact design and economy on power use. Inside shelf which cuts down on the capacity.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Sep 2018
  • Simple design looks well and does the job. Nothing.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Nov 2018
  • Paula scored Design 80 out of 100
    Paula - Currys.co.uk 31 Oct 2018
  • Natalie scored Design 100 out of 100
    Natalie - Currys.co.uk 11 Aug 2018
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    Good-Looking
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    Neat
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 was easy to use.

  • Freezes food really fast. Lots of space and has a handy shelf and basket for separating items. It's also very quiet. We're really pleased we bought it ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Aug 2018
  • Easy to use. Can be a little noisy.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Sep 2018
  • Some People Thought it Had Poorly Designed Technical Features

    Two people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 had a weak motor.

  • Quarter of inside of freezer taken up by motor.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 27 Aug 2018
  • Compact great value for money. Shelve takes some of the space 2 accommodate motor.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Nov 2018
  • One Customer Thought it Had Poor Technical Guidance
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    Over 100 People Thought the Essentials C97CFW18 Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind

    More than 100 people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 was very good in terms of power usage.

  • It does what I wanted. I can't rate the energy consumption as I've only had it a short time.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Oct 2018
  • Great energy rating Very quiet. Perfect size. Great value for money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Sep 2018
  • Pat scored Energy Efficiency 80 out of 100
    Pat - Currys.co.uk 31 Oct 2018
  • Mary scored Energy Efficiency 100 out of 100
    Mary - Currys.co.uk 11 Aug 2018
  • 9 Out of 10 People Thought This Freezer Was OK When it Came to Noise Level

    Over 10 people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 was very quiet.

  • ... space and has a handy shelf and basket for separating items. It's also very quiet. We're really pleased we bought it and it's very reasonably priced. Can't ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 28 Aug 2018
  • Great energy rating Very quiet. Perfect size. Great value for money.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Sep 2018
  • Enough capacity for a family household. Quiet running.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 Oct 2018
  • It works silently. Would've liked it cheaper.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 3 Oct 2018
  • 8 Out of 10 Owners Thought it Had a Large Capacity

    Eight people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 had a very big capacity.

  • Perfect little freezer. Better capacity than the shelf style of freezer. Not too big for the kitchen like the long chest freezer. Holds plenty to save ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 25 Oct 2018
  • Enough capacity for a family household. Quiet running.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 Oct 2018
  • Small in size but good capacity.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Oct 2018
  • Ideal capacity for couple or small family. Quiet operation and easy to access and use. No problems as yet.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Aug 2018
  • Some People Thought the Essentials C97CFW18 Had Good Storage

    Several people thought that the Essentials C97CFW18 had brilliant storage, baskets and shelves.

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    Has Outstanding Storage
    4 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Size is ideal if you have less space for storage.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Nov 2018
  • Great chest freezer if you need more storage for ice cream and vegan food from Iceland. If u fill it to the brim you have to remember what's at the bottom.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Sep 2018
  • Good storage space and easy accessible.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 15 Nov 2018
  • Very good for the garage as the overload in food storage. Smaller than I thought.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Sep 2018
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    Has Very Good Baskets
    3 people agree
    7 people disagree
    Has Superb Shelves
    3 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Has Good Drawers
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought the Essentials C97CFW18 Had Defrosting Issues
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    How Good Are Essentials Freezers?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Lower than average noise level
    Has a built-in display
    Has a defrost function
    CFC & HFC free
    Has a thermostat
    ok storage time during power failure
    Very low freezer capacity
    Smaller than average freezing capacity
    Only one shelf / basket
    Does not have a temperature alarm
    Does not have a door open alarm
    Does not have an interior light
    Very Low Freezer Capacity

    The freezer net capacity of the Essentials C97CFW18 of only 95L is lower than 78% of all freezers when ranked by this feature. The freezer net capacities of freezers range from 22L to 1,100L, and the average freezer net capacity is 190L.

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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 Essentials C97CFW18's noise level of only 40dB is lower than 67% of all freezers when ordered by this feature.

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    ok Storage Time During Power Failure
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    The storage time during power failure of the Essentials C97CFW18 of 24h is ok compared to most other freezers. It is in the longest 53% of all freezers when sorted by this feature.

    What does "storage time during power failure" mean? Less Edit
    Smaller Than Average Freezing Capacity

    The C97CFW18's freezing capacity of only 9.5kg/24h is smaller than average when compared to most other freezers. It is in the smallest 20% of all freezers when ordered by this feature.

    What does "freezing capacity" mean? Less Edit
    Only One Shelf / Basket

    The C97CFW18 is a one shelf / basket freezer. Most of the other freezers have between one and nine shelves / baskets.

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    Does Not Have a Temperature Alarm

    Like most other freezers, the Essentials C97CFW18 does not have a temperature alarm. 70% of freezers do not have a temperature alarm.

    What is a temperature alarm? Less Edit
    Does Not Have a Door Open Alarm

    The C97CFW18 does not have a door open alarm. 76% of freezers also do not have a door open alarm.

    What is a door open alarm? Less Edit
    Has a Built-in Display
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    The C97CFW18 has a built-in display, which is unusual. 73% of freezers do not have a built-in display.

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    Has a Defrost Function
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    The C97CFW18 has a defrost function, unlike 67% of freezers which do not have a defrost function.

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    Does Not Have an Interior Light

    The C97CFW18 does not have an interior light, although keep in mind that 72% of freezers also do not have an interior light.

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    CFC & HFC Free

    The Essentials C97CFW18 is CFC & HFC free, which is unusual. 91% of freezers are not CFC & HFC free.

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    Has a Thermostat

    The C97CFW18 has a thermostat, which is unusual. 70% of freezers do not have a thermostat.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Essentials C97CFW18 has been listed on Kagoo since July 2018 and is currently ranked number 7 out of 530 freezers.
    84
    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 C97CFW18, 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 £118.99 it is in the cheapest 1% of freezers.

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    Most owners thought it had a good price
    85
    Age

    Essentials C97CFW18 Release Date

    January 2017

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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. On average, in the first 6 months after release, Essentials freezers drop in price by 8%.

    If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £37 on a typical £442 new Essentials freezer by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    Running Costs

    Essentials C97CFW18 Running Costs

    This Essentials freezer is rated A for energy efficiency. The average 10 year running cost of the C97CFW18 is £430 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 1,800+ freezers that we checked.

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    Running this freezer over 10 years will generate 2.0 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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    What the Reviews Say

    Over 100 people thought the Essentials C97CFW18 had been designed with environmental issues in mind

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    Essentials C97CFW18 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
    Thermostat
    Freezing Capacity
    Defrost Function
    Design
    CFC & HFC Free
    Shelf / Basket
    Built-in Display
    Colour
    Control Type
    Other Features
    Total Net Capacity
    Ergonomics
    Door Open Alarm
    Interior Light
    Locking
    Temperature Alarm
    Power
    Annual Energy Consumption
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Weight & Dimensions
    Depth
    Weight

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    essentials c97cfw18, essentials b229116b, essentials 10174968

    Barcodes

     05017416768993

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