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LEC U5010W

£130.00
LEC U5010
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A very economical to run and remarkably cheap 70L capacity freezer, with marvellous user reviews but only average features
70L Upright 501mm 845mm Mar 2015 A+
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Boots Kitchen Appliances
Lec U5010W Free Standing Freezer in White
£130.00
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Lec U5010W Free Standing Freezer in White
£130.00
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Lec U5010W Free Standing 70 Litres A+ Under Counter Freezer White New from AO (Brand new, unopened) - on
£130.00
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Lec U5010W Free Standing Freezer in White
£150.00
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£149.99
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LEC U5010W Undercounter Freezer - White (Brand new, unopened) - on
£150.00
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LEC U5010W Undercounter Freezer - White, White
£150.00
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Lec U5010W Freezer, A+ Energy Rating, 50cm Wide, White
£150.00
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Lec U5010W 50cm Under Counter Freezer in White
£159.99
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Lec U5010W A+ Rated 50cm 72 Litres 3 Drawers Under Counter Freezer in White (Brand new, unopened) - on
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£169.99
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£169.99
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£169.99
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£169.99
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£169.99
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£169.99
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£169.99
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£179.99
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£248.00
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LEC U5010 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the LEC U5010 number 16 in small freezers and number 28 across all freezers.
92
Reviews
30 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
51
Features
Average Features
70
Age
2 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£360 Over 10 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 30 reviews. Zanussi freezers also have excellent reviews in general.
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 efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £360 over 10 years are in the cheapest 11% of all 655 freezers that we have compared it to. View all energy saving freezers.
Customers report noise level, it is a good size and it is fairly priced.
The U5010 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Lower than average noise level
CFC & HFC free
Total gross capacity (litres) - 72l
Total net capacity (litres) - 70l
Handle type - recessed
Very low freezer net capacity
Shorter than average storage time during power failure

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LEC U5010 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this LEC freezer rated it as 87%. Over 92% of reviewers gave this freezer either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Some LEC U5010 reviewers reckoned that the product was quiet. Andrew Garrett wrote in his review on Amazon “The Freezer is very quiet and gets to temperature without fuss very quickly” and gave it a very good review. Backstopbob mentioned in their review of this freezer “Nice clean lines, very quiet”. Sandy mentioned “It is also very quiet, you can hardly tell when the motor is running”.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three LEC U5010 reviewers concluded that this freezer was compact. Four years ago Sandy said in his review of this freezer “This is a compact under-counter freezer, so it doesn't hold as much as a chest freezer.”. One customer concluded that the product was a good size. Norman Stone said “Good size for the smaller kitchen” in his review of the LEC U5010.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three LEC U5010 owners who purchased the LEC U5010 concluded that it was good value for money. Gillian Cain gave this freezer a score of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Surprising amount of space in this compact freezer good value for money runs quietly plastic drawers stop cold escaping from other shelves when accessing food”. Four years ago Happy Shopper said on Amazon “This item is just what i needed fits in nicely and works very well its already saved me money and shopping trips good item thank you”. Norman Stone wrote last year “Good running costs, good looks and good price!” in his LEC U5010 review.

Users Report Superior Storage

Some LEC U5010 reviewers who reviewed the LEC U5010 considered that it had good drawers. Caulkhead said on Amazon “The tiny drawers require very careful management indeed” in their review but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 2 stars.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Some customers who purchased it thought it was reliable. Leoness rated it as very good and mentioned in their LEC U5010 review on Amazon “Reliable make and very spacious”. Leoness also wrote “It was hard to find a reliable make in 50cm”.

Customers Report Low Energy Use

One customer who reviewed this freezer concluded that it was efficient.

LEC Has Very Good Freezer Reviews

We checked 194 expert and user reviews (including 158 verified purchases) for LEC freezers and found that on average LEC has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Value For Money

Phenomenally Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £130.00 it is in the cheapest 5% of freezers.

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Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this LEC freezer is A+. The U5010 is one of the cheaper to run freezers that we have looked at for 10 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 10 year running cost of the U5010 is £360.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This freezer was released in March 2015.

Features

Very Low Freezer Net Capacity

The LEC U5010's freezer net capacity of only 70L is in the lowest 6% of all freezers when ordered by this feature. Freezers have freezer net capacities of between 30L and 1,000L, and the average freezer net capacity is 190L.

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Lower Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the LEC U5010 of only 40dB is lower than average when compared to most other freezers. It is in the lowest 28% of all freezers when ordered by this feature. Across all the freezers the noise levels range from 34dB to 58dB, and the average noise level is 41dB.

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Shorter Than Average Storage Time During Power Failure

The storage time during power failures of freezers range from 5h to 90h, and the average storage time during power failure is 26h. The storage time during power failure of the LEC U5010 of only 10h is shorter than average when compared to most other freezers. It is in the shortest 5% of all freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Freezing Capacity

Across all the freezers the freezing capacities range from 2kg/24h to 38kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 16kg/24h. The LEC U5010's freezing capacity of only 4kg/24h is very small compared to most other freezers. It is in the smallest 4% of all freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Only Three Shelves/baskets

The LEC U5010 is a three shelf/basket freezer.

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CFC & HFC Free

The LEC U5010 is CFC & HFC free. 80% of freezers are not CFC & HFC free.

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The LEC U5010 has an ice cube tray, which is unusual. 74% of freezers do not have an ice cube tray.

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Smaller Than Average Freezer Gross Capacity

The freezer gross capacity of the LEC U5010 of only 72L is very small compared to most other freezers. It is smaller than 96% of all freezers when ranked by this feature. The average freezer gross capacity of all freezers is 210L, with the smallest being 18L and the largest being 610L.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lec lecufzu5010ww, guarantee u5010w, warranty u5010w, product u5010w, labour u5010w, lec u5010wwh, menu u5010w

Barcodes:

05052263001855

LEC U5010W

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