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LEC U50052W

£94.00
31L 472mm 492mm Free­standing Mar 2015
Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Case Design Release Date
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LEC U50052 Review

Our Verdict:
A Great Value for Money 31 Liter Freezer
Representing excellent value for money and with very good reviews, we have ranked the LEC U50052 number 5 across all freezers.
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118 Reviews
98
Excellent
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5 Great Features
65
2 Years Old
75
£344 Over 24 Years
Overall Score
73
Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 88%.
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 2017.
This LEC freezer has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £344 over 24 years are in the cheapest 17% of all 120 recently released low freezer net capacity freezers that we have compared it to.
The U50052 has some good features, but is also missing some features:
Has an ice cube tray
Has a thermostat
Quite short storage time during power failure
Very small freezing capacity

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Boots Kitchen Appliances £94.00
Standard delivery: £19.99
Go to Store
Next Domestic Appliances £94.00
Standard delivery: £19.99
Go to Store
ao £109.00
FREE Standard delivery
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LEC U50052 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good User Reviews

Based on 118 user reviews the average user rating of this LEC freezer is 88 out of 100. 81 reviewers (85% of all reviewers) gave this freezer either 4 or 5 stars.

Fairly Priced

A number of LEC U50052 owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Emma Robinson said two years ago “Very spacious and cost efficient, ideal for us as we were short on kitchen space” in her review. Joanna Perkins mentioned “The return of goods was very good, went smoothly and a complete return of purchase money was made promptly” but she only rated it 1 stars. Two years ago Joe Mcallister said on Amazon “Good value for money”.

One customer reckoned that the product was a bargain for the price. Three years ago Francois Hartwell said on Amazon “A+ energy rating so cheap to run” in their review of this freezer and scored the product very highly.

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Easy to Use

Several people mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Three years ago Andy gave the LEC U50052 a score of 5 stars and he said in his review on Amazon “Ease of use, works first time with a surprising storage capacity”. Anne Darley gave the LEC U50052 a rating of 5 stars and she said in her review of this freezer on Amazon in the same month “Freezer arrved well packed a day early, easy to use Fits well on the work surface”. Christine Hole wrote “Handy freezer”.

A few LEC U50052 owners said that the product was easy to setup. Cate Cain mentioned on Amazon in October this year “Easy to set up and ran quietly” in their review. L. Jones mentioned “Easy to set up - just plug in! Well satisfied” in their LEC U50052 review.

One LEC U50052 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the LEC U50052 was easy to use the menus. Tony1247 mentioned on Amazon last year “Is keeping a good temperature at medium settings”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the LEC U50052 was comfortable and easy to hold. H Wilcox rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in October last year “Had I seen it first, I would have chosen one with 1/3rd more capacity as it is barely roomy enough to hold a weeks supply of Wiltshire Farm Foods”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the LEC U50052 was quiet. David Brooks rated the LEC U50052 80 out of 100 and he wrote last year “Good little freezer and quiet”. David. mentioned in their LEC U50052 review two years ago “Very quiet running”. Fuficius Fango mentioned on Amazon five years ago “It's fairly quiet (it's quieter than my stand-alone hard drive” in their review of the LEC U50052 but in spite of that they rated it 60 out of 100.

One LEC U50052 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Giles Casey wrote in their review of this freezer on Amazon “Pleased generally although noisier than we expected”.

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Good Size

Several LEC U50052 reviewers who reviewed this freezer thought it was a good size. Three years ago Eve wrote on Amazon “Very good size if there is only two or one of you quite spacious inside will go on any table top in the kitchen very nice quick delivery thank you” in her review. Last year Mrs W. said in her review of this freezer “Good size for a 'small freezer” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

One LEC U50052 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was compact. Sue Ann Carroll scored it 5 stars and she wrote “Lovely compact little freezer”. One person who purchased it thought it was heavy and bulky. D.m. Allen mentioned two years ago “Is not too heavy” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One person who purchased this freezer mentioned that it was easy to carry around.

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Nice Design

Several customers who reviewed the LEC U50052 said that it was good looking. Jgs gave the product an excellent review and wrote “Gorgeous little freezer and sooooo quiet! I can't beleive how much I could fit into it” in their review. Sandra Robinson wrote on Amazon “Pleased with speedy delivery and excellent appearance” in her review of the LEC U50052.

One LEC U50052 owner wrote that the product was neat. Tony O'brien wrote in his review of the LEC U50052 “Fantastic item fits neatly on the cupboard behind the pantry door”. One customer who bought the product concluded that it was aesthetic. Two years ago M. S. Sanderson rated the LEC U50052 as very good and wrote in their LEC U50052 review “It's quiet and aesthetically pleasing”.

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Robust

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the LEC U50052 was well made. One customer who bought the product concluded that it was easy to damage or scratch. Two years ago Jeremy Marston said “Was packed ok and no damage to outside of packing”.

Good Product Quality

A number of people who purchased this freezer concluded that it was good quality. Birmingham Book Reader said in their review of this freezer on Amazon “Well made!”. Gerry O'connor wrote in his LEC U50052 review on Amazon “Very good quality perfect size”.

Energy Efficient

Some people considered that it was efficient. Alan Hooper wrote in his review “A very efficient little freezer”.

Better Storage

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good storage. Jo said in her review of the LEC U50052 on Amazon “Good storage space”.

Good Environmental Credentials

One LEC U50052 owner who purchased the product considered that it was good in terms of power usage.

Good Technical Guidance

One LEC U50052 owner who bought it concluded that it had good technical guidance. G. Ramm wrote “Had engineers out while under guarantee, no help at all” in their LEC U50052 review but despite that they only rated the LEC U50052 2 stars.

Good Defrost Function

One customer thought it had a good defrost feature. Peter Noble gave it a very good review score and he said in his review of the LEC U50052 on Amazon “A good worktop freezer easy to defrost”.

LEC Has Good Reviews for Its Freezers

Based on 161 expert and owner reviews (including 121 verified purchases), LEC has good reviews for its freezers. LEC also has good reviews specifically for its low freezer net capacity freezers compared to other manufacturers.


Value For Money

Inexpensive

We think this freezer represents good value compared to other latest low freezer net capacity freezers. The price range of latest low freezer net capacity freezers is from £54 to £595.


Features

Has an Ice Cube Tray

The LEC U50052 has an ice cube tray, as do most of the other latest low freezer net capacity freezers.

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Has a Thermostat

The LEC U50052 has a thermostat. Most of the other latest freezers also have a thermostat.

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CFC & HFC Free

The LEC U50052 is CFC & HFC free, as are most of the other recently released freezers.

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

The shortest storage time during power failure of low freezer net capacity freezers that have been available for around the same time as this freezer is 5h, the longest is 67h, and the average storage time during power failure is 20h. With a storage time during power failure of only 10 hours, the LEC U50052 has a fairly short storage time during power failure compared to most of the other similar age freezers.

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Has an Adjustable Feet

The LEC U50052 has an adjustable feet. Most of the other similar spec freezers that have been around for a comparable time to this freezer also have an adjustable feet.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

With a freezing capacity of only 4 kilograms per 24 hours, the LEC U50052 has one of the smaller freezing capacities amongst low freezer net capacity freezers of this age. The freezing capacities of latest similar spec freezers range from 2kg/24h to 20kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 9.1kg/24h.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 39 decibels, the LEC U50052 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other new similar spec freezers.

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Has a Reversible Doors

The LEC U50052 has a reversible doors, as do most of the other recently released low freezer net capacity freezers.

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31 Liters Freezer Net Capacity

This is a 31 liters net capacity freezer.

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Quite Small Freezer Gross Capacity

The smallest freezer gross capacity of freezers that were launched around the same time as this freezer is 18L and the largest is 160L. At only 32 liters, the LEC U50052 has a very small freezer gross capacity compared to most of the other freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as this freezer.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

LEC released the U50052 in March 2015.


Running Costs

Low Running Costs

This low freezer net capacity freezer has an energy efficiency classification of A+. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the U50052 will cost £344 over 24 years to run, which is in the cheapest 17% of all 120 recently released low freezer net capacity freezers.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lec u50052wpleasenotethisisnotachestfreezer, lec lecufzu50052ww, warranty u50052w, lec lecu50052w, lec u50052wwh
Barcodes 05052263019423

LEC U50052 Review Sources

To prepare this LEC U50052 review we compared this freezer to 100 other models. For each freezer that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 97,601 product attributes, 623 freezer reviews and 1,044,900 historical freezer prices from 95 freezer retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this freezer compared to the other models as well as any areas where this freezer is lacking.

Hugely higher freezer net capacity
Vastly larger freezer gross capacity
£46 More Expensive
2h longer storage time during power failure
Slightly higher freezer net capacity
£64 More Expensive
Considerably better user reviews
£95 More Expensive
User reviews are better
£105 More Expensive
26h longer storage time during power failure
£106 More Expensive
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