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LEC U5010W

£119.99
A top-value 70L 501mm freezer with alright features and extremely low running costs
70L 501mm 845mm Undercounter Mar 2015
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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 across all freezers.
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2 Years Old
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£362 Over 10 Years
Overall Score
81
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 82?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 87%, based on 30 reviews. Beko 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 energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £362 over 10 years are in the cheapest 11% of all 602 freezers that we have compared it to.
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 few features:
CFC & HFC free
Has an ice cube tray
Very low freezer net capacity
Quite short storage time during power failure

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £94.99 on eBay 5 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
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LEC U5010 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

Based on 30 user reviews this freezer has an average user rating of 87 out of 100. 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”.

Users 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.

Users Report That it is Fairly 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 Good 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”.

Users Report That it is Energy Efficient

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

LEC Freezers Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 161 expert and owner reviews (including 121 verified purchases) for LEC freezers and found that on average LEC has very good reviews compared to other brands.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £119.99 it is cheaper than 94% of freezers.

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Features

Very Low Freezer Net Capacity

Freezers have freezer net capacities of between 30L and 620L, and the average freezer net capacity is 190L. The freezer net capacity of the LEC U5010 of only 70L is quite low compared to most other freezers. It is in the lowest 6% of all freezers when sorted by this feature.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the LEC U5010 of 40dB is pretty standard compared to most other freezers. It is in the highest 29% of all freezers when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Short Storage Time During Power Failure

Across all the freezers the storage time during power failures range from 5h to 90h, and the average storage time during power failure is 26h. The LEC U5010's storage time during power failure of only 10h is in the shortest 4% of all freezers when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Small Freezing Capacity

The LEC U5010's freezing capacity of only 4kg/24h is in the smallest 4% of all freezers when ordered by this feature. Freezers have freezing capacities of between 2kg/24h and 38kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 16kg/24h.

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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, unlike 78% of freezers which are not CFC & HFC free.

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Has an Ice Cube Tray

The LEC U5010 has an ice cube tray. 75% of freezers do not have an ice cube tray.

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Quite Small Freezer Gross Capacity

The average freezer gross capacity of all freezers is 220L, with the smallest being 18L and the largest being 610L. The LEC U5010's freezer gross capacity of only 72L is in the smallest 4% of all freezers when ranked by this feature.

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4* Star Rating

This freezer has a 4* star rating, which is typical of many freezers.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This freezer has been on the market since March 2015.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

This freezer is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the U5010 has an average 10 year running cost of £362 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 11% of all 602 freezers.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lec lecufzu5010ww, guarantee u5010w, furniture u5010w, lec lecu5010w, labour u5010w, lec u5010wwh, close u5010w, paul u5010w, glen u5010w, lec u5010wa

Barcodes:

05052263001855, 08454621546607

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