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Home Freezers Essentials CUF55W12

Essentials CUF55W12

£999.99
Essentials CUF55W12
96
Reviews
38 Reviews
67
Features
Good Features
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
59
Value for Money
Average
66
Age
5 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£440 Over 10 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
This freezer has brilliant drawers, it's very well designed and excellent in terms of power usage. It's a classic and very economical to run 86L capacity freezer, with a good spec.
86L Upright 553mm 845mm Jul 2013 A+
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With outstanding reviews and very low running costs, we have ranked the Essentials CUF55W12 number 215 in small freezers and number 314 across all freezers.

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96
Reviews
68
Features
60
Value for Money
67
Age
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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 91%, based on 38 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. View the latest freezers 2019.
This Essentials freezer has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £440 over 10 years are in the cheapest 20% of all 1,700+ freezers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving freezers.
The CUF55W12 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
CFC & HFC free
Has a reversible doors
Please consult with installation experts such as our knowhow team to carry out door reversal
Very low freezer net capacity
Higher than average noise level

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.

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Average Review Score

4.6 stars (38 reviews)

71%

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What Are People Saying About the Essentials CUF55W12?

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9 Out of 10 Customers Thought it Was Reasonably Priced
  • The price great value.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 16 Nov 2017
  • Does what it says on the tin. Great value extra storage.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Dec 2017
  • CAROL scored Value for Money 100 out of 100
    CAROL - Currys.co.uk 5 Dec 2017
  • Excellent value for money. Only three drawers - so can take larger items than many of this size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Dec 2017
  • One Person Thought it Was of a Great Quality
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    Six People Thought it Was Reliable

    Several people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 was very well made and was strong and durable.

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    Really Well Made
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
  • The freezer is a compact addition to our kitchen freezer. It is well made and fit for purpose.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 18 Sep 2017
  • Double oven is great. With the main oven having an excellent built in light. The smaller oven has a grill as well for baking and grilling at the same time. ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Oct 2017
  • German engineering at its best.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Oct 2017
  • View All Reviews About Well Made
    Strong and Durable
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    Seven People Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size

    Four people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 was a superb size.

  • Economical to run and good drawer size. Great for a second top up freezer. A light would be a bonus but for the money wouldn't expect one really.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Dec 2017
  • ... Just thankful I had taken the old one out a couple of days before. Four good size draws and food freezes quite quickly when put in the draws with no need ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 29 Aug 2011
  • Excellent value for money. Only three drawers - so can take larger items than many of this size.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 5 Dec 2017
  • Nice size freezer. With 3 deep shelves.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Feb 2018
  • More Than 30 People Thought it Was Well Designed

    More than 30 people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 was really well designed.

  • Maximised capacity. Clean design. Bad points.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Jul 2017
  • Paul scored Design 100 out of 100
    Paul - Currys.co.uk 9 Jan 2018
  • Gary scored Design 70 out of 100
    Gary - Currys.co.uk 2 Dec 2017
  • Sally scored Design 90 out of 100
    Sally - Currys.co.uk 19 Nov 2016
  • 8 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Not Hard to Use

    Several people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 was really easy to use and had good controls.

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    Very Easy to Use
    9 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • Deb scored Ease of use 90 out of 100
    Deb - Currys.co.uk 12 Mar 2017
  • Emma scored Ease of use 100 out of 100
    Emma - Currys.co.uk 17 Jan 2017
  • Delysia scored Ease of use 100 out of 100
    Delysia - Currys.co.uk 10 Oct 2017
  • Betty scored Ease of use 70 out of 100
    Betty - Currys.co.uk 11 Dec 2017
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    Has Good Controls
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    The Vast Majority of Customers Thought the Essentials CUF55W12 Had Nice Technical Features

    Six people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 had brilliant features.

  • Sally scored Features 90 out of 100
    Sally - Currys.co.uk 19 Nov 2016
  • Deb scored Features 90 out of 100
    Deb - Currys.co.uk 12 Mar 2017
  • Emma scored Features 100 out of 100
    Emma - Currys.co.uk 17 Jan 2017
  • Delysia scored Features 90 out of 100
    Delysia - Currys.co.uk 10 Oct 2017
  • The Vast Majority of People Thought it Had Been Designed With Environmental Issues in Mind

    More than 30 people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 was very good in terms of power usage.

  • Energy efficient. Quiet. Decent storage capacity. Difficulty of attaching the fascia door is unexpected. Documentation for installation that comes with ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 24 Sep 2009
  • Paul scored Energy Efficiency 100 out of 100
    Paul - Currys.co.uk 9 Jan 2018
  • Patrick scored Energy Efficiency 100 out of 100
    Patrick - Currys.co.uk 7 Jul 2016
  • PARKINSON scored Energy Efficiency 90 out of 100
    PARKINSON - Currys.co.uk 18 Sep 2017
  • Four People Thought it Had an OK Noise Level

    Three people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 was very noisy.

  • A simple no nonsense freezer with good capacity. Along with low noise running.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Feb 2018
  • Betty scored Sound quality 100 out of 100
    Betty - Currys.co.uk 11 Dec 2017
  • Leonard scored Sound quality 80 out of 100
    Leonard - Currys.co.uk 7 Dec 2017
  • Seven People Thought it Had a Big Capacity

    Several people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 had very a big capacity and had a big storage capacity.

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    Has Really a Big Capacity
    5 people agree
    No people disagree
  • Maximised capacity. Clean design. Bad points.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Jul 2017
  • Good capacity and design. Changing the door to open from the other side could be made simpler.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 7 Jul 2016
  • A simple no nonsense freezer with good capacity. Along with low noise running.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 22 Feb 2018
  • Looks goods. Enough capacity as an extra feezer. Drawers maybe a little flimsy but fine for price paid.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 25 Nov 2017
  • View All Reviews About Capacity
    Has a Big Storage Capacity
    2 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Was Efficient to Run
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought This Freezer Had Better Storage

    Several people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 had very good drawers and storage.

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    Has Brilliant Drawers
    10 people agree
    2 people disagree
  • Fast freeze drawer.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 10 Sep 2016
  • ... freezer control is accessible when you open the door. Good to have plastic drawers for easy cleaning. Although see through plastic. Frosts up so can't ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Nov 2017
  • It's has 3 drawers so they are deeper than if you had 4 drawers overall. Quiet and looks nice with our other white goods.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 8 Jun 2016
  • Economical to run and good drawer size. Great for a second top up freezer. A light would be a bonus but for the money wouldn't expect one really.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 2 Dec 2017
  • View All Reviews About Drawers
    Has Excellent Storage
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
    Two People Thought it Had a Good Defrost Function

    Two people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 had a good defrost feature.

  • ... because of the room it has and the fact you can remove all the draws to defrost my other option was a smaller antifrost but I'm glad i bought this. Not ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 1 Nov 2016
  • The freezer drawers are deep an sturdy and the freezer only needs defrosting about 3 times a year. This is the second Neff Freezer I have had and the first ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 9 Mar 2015
  • Some People Thought the Essentials CUF55W12 Was Easy to Clean

    Four people thought that the Essentials CUF55W12 was really easy to clean.

  • Very good easy to clean. It was everything I expected. No bad points really. Time will tell if it is a good buy.
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 13 Nov 2017
  • ... it is quick to reach temperature and cooks to time as expected. The hob is easy to clean and the enamel pan supports are sturdy and have a non-slip base ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 12 Mar 2017
  • ... freezer control is accessible when you open the door. Good to have plastic drawers for easy cleaning. Although see through plastic. Frosts up so can't ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 23 Nov 2017
  • Looks good. Easy to clean. Stopping point on burners when they're at their lowest (haven't had this before and on old cooker have occasionally found the ...
    currys.co.uk - Currys.co.uk 19 Nov 2016
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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    CFC & HFC free
    Has a reversible doors
    Has a thermostat
    Average storage time during power failure
    Very low freezer net capacity
    Higher than average noise level
    Very small freezer gross capacity

    What the Reviews Say

    Six people thought it was reliable
    Seven people thought it was good in terms of size
    More than 30 people thought it was well designed
    8 out of 10 people thought it was not hard to use
    The vast majority of customers thought the Essentials CUF55W12 had nice technical features
    Four people thought it had an OK noise level
    Seven people thought it had a big capacity
    The vast majority of people thought this freezer had better storage
    Two people thought it had a good defrost function
    Some people thought the Essentials CUF55W12 was easy to clean
    Very Low Freezer Net Capacity

    The freezer net capacity of the CUF55W12 of only 86L is lower than average when compared to most other freezers. It is in the lowest 15% of all freezers when ordered by this feature. The average freezer net capacity of all freezers is 190L, with the lowest being 22L and the highest being 1,000L.

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    Higher Than Average Noise Level

    Freezers have noise levels of between 34dB and 61dB, and the average noise level is 41dB. The noise level of the CUF55W12 of 42dB is higher than 76% of all freezers when sorted by this feature.

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    Average Storage Time During Power Failure
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    The storage time during power failure of the Essentials CUF55W12 of 21h is relatively standard compared to most other freezers. It is in the longest 44% of all freezers when ranked by this feature.

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    CFC & HFC Free

    The Essentials CUF55W12 is CFC & HFC free. 92% of freezers are not CFC & HFC free.

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    Very Small Freezer Gross Capacity

    Freezers have freezer gross capacities of between 18L and 1,500L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 220L. The freezer gross capacity of the CUF55W12 of only 94L is smaller than average when compared to most other freezers. It is smaller than 90% of all freezers when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Reversible Doors

    The CUF55W12 has a reversible doors. 51% of freezers also have a reversible doors.

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    Has a Thermostat

    The CUF55W12 has a thermostat, unlike 71% of freezers which do not have a thermostat.

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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 CUF55W12, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This freezer is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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    What the Reviews Say

    9 out of 10 customers thought it was reasonably priced
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    Age

    Essentials CUF55W12 Release Date

    July 2013

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    Running Costs

    Essentials CUF55W12 Running Costs

    The energy efficiency rating of this freezer is A+, and the average 10 year running cost of the CUF55W12 is £440 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 1,700+ freezers that we checked.

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

    The vast majority of people thought it had been designed with environmental issues in mind

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    Essentials CUF55W12 Specification

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