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LEC U5010W

£139.99
70L 501mm 845mm Undercounter Mar 2015
Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Case Design Release Date
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LEC U5010 Review

Our Verdict:
A great value for money 70 liter freezer
Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the LEC U5010 number 9 across all freezers.
87
30 Reviews
97
Excellent
23
2 Great Features
65
2 Years Old
73
£362 Over 24 Years
Overall Score
67
Average

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%.
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 rating of A+, and its running costs of £362 over 24 years are typical compared to the other 120 recently released freezers that we have compared it to.
The U5010 is missing some features:
Quite small freezer gross capacity
Very small freezing capacity
Very short storage time during power failure
Only three shelves/baskets

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Boots Kitchen Appliances £141.00
Standard delivery: £19.99
Go to Store
Next Domestic Appliances £141.00
Standard delivery: £19.99
Go to Store
Electrical Discount £149.98
FREE Standard delivery
Go to Store

LEC U5010 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

The average user rating of this LEC freezer is 87 out of 100 based on 30 user reviews. Over 92% of reviewers gave this freezer either 4 or 5 stars.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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”.

Energy Efficient

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

LEC Has Good Reviews for Its Freezers

We checked 161 owner and expert reviews (including 121 verified purchases) for LEC freezers and found that on average LEC has good reviews. We also found that LEC has good reviews specifically for its low freezer net capacity freezers.


Value For Money

Good Value

Latest comparable spec freezers range in price from £54 to £595. We think that this freezer represents good value compared to other latest comparable spec freezers.


Features

Quite Small Freezer Gross Capacity

The LEC U5010 has a fairly small freezer gross capacity (only 72 liters) compared to most of the other low freezer net capacity freezers that came out around the same time as this freezer. Comparable spec freezers that have been on the market for a similar time to this freezer have freezer gross capacities of between 18L and 160L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 97L.

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Average Noise Level

At 40 decibels, the LEC U5010 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other low freezer net capacity freezers that are a comparable age to this freezer.

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70 Liters Freezer Net Capacity

This is a 70 liters net capacity freezer.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

The average freezing capacity of new low freezer net capacity freezers is 9.1kg/24h. The LEC U5010 has one of the smaller freezing capacities (only 4 kilograms per 24 hours) amongst low freezer net capacity freezers of this age.

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The LEC U5010 has an ice cube tray. Most of the other similar spec freezers that have been around for a comparable time to this freezer also have an ice cube tray.

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Very Short Storage Time During Power Failure

The shortest storage time during power failure of comparable spec freezers that were launched around the same time as this freezer is 5h and the longest is 67h. With a storage time during power failure of only 10 hours, the LEC U5010 has a quite short storage time during power failure compared to most of the other similar spec freezers that have been around for a comparable time to this freezer.

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CFC & HFC Free

The LEC U5010 is CFC & HFC free, as are most of the other recently released low freezer net capacity freezers.

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Only Three Shelves/baskets

Most recently released low freezer net capacity freezers have between one and five shelves/baskets, including the LEC U5010 which has three shelves/baskets.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was March 2015 when this low freezer net capacity freezer was released.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

This low freezer net capacity freezer has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The U5010 has an average running cost of £362 over 24 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 120 recently released freezers.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lec lecufzu5010ww, furniture u5010w, guarantee u5010w, lec lecu5010w, labour u5010w, lec u5010wwh, close u5010w, lec u5010wa, paul u5010w, glen u5010w
Barcodes 05052263001855, 08454621546607

LEC U5010 Review Sources

To prepare this LEC U5010 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 97,836 product attributes, 623 freezer reviews and 1,093,100 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.

Considerably better user reviews
3h longer storage time during power failure
15L higher freezer net capacity
£1 More Expensive
£21 Cheaper
Longer storage time during power failure
13L higher freezer net capacity
Higher running costs over five years by £49.35
Longer storage time during power failure
25% higher freezer net capacity
£39 More Expensive
£46 Cheaper
User reviews are marginally better
£18.80 cheaper to run
Two times lower freezer net capacity
A lot larger freezing capacity
29L higher freezer net capacity
Four shelves/baskets
£119 More Expensive

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