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LEC U5010W Freezer

£120.00
70L 501mm 845mm Undercounter Mar 2015
A+
Freezer Net Capacity Width Height Case Design Release Date £361.90 Electricity cost over 10 years
User reviews are good
Acceptable noise level
Good size
14 Reviews
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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”.


Weight & Dimensions

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.


Price

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.


Energy

OK Running Costs

This freezer is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the U5010 has an average 24 year running cost of £362 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 118 low freezer net capacity freezers that were launched more than two years ago.


Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

U5010 owners on average rated this freezer 87 out of 100. 7 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this freezer either 4 or 5 stars.

LEC Has Good Reviews for Its Freezers

Based on 161 user and expert 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 brands.


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.

Low Energy Use

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


Design

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”.

CFC & HFC Free

The LEC U5010 is CFC & HFC free. Most of the other freezers that came out around the same time as this freezer also are CFC & HFC free.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This LEC freezer has been on the market since March 2015.


Performance

Very Short Storage Time During Power Failure

The shortest storage time during power failure of freezers that have been on the market for around the same time as this freezer is 5h and the longest is 30h. At only 10 hours, the LEC U5010 has a quite short storage time during power failure compared to most of the other freezers that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a freezer with a longer storage time during power failure then you might want to consider the Essentials CUF50W12 (£109.99) (12h and cheaper), or the Beko FXS5043 (£109) (13h and cheaper).

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Quite Small Freezer Gross Capacity

Across all the freezers of a similar type and age to this freezer the freezer gross capacities range from 18L to 150L, and the average freezer gross capacity is 94L. The LEC U5010 has one of the smaller freezer gross capacities (only 72 liters) amongst comparable spec 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 low freezer net capacity freezers that have been available for a comparable time to this freezer also have an ice cube tray.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

At only 4 kilograms per 24 hours, the LEC U5010 has a quite small freezing capacity compared to most of the other similar spec freezers that were launched around the same time as this freezer. Low freezer net capacity freezers that have been around for a similar time to this freezer have freezing capacities of between 2kg/24h and 24kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 9.4kg/24h.

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Average Noise Level

At 40 decibels, the LEC U5010 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other freezers of a comparable type and age to this freezer.

Other freezers with a higher noise level that you might want to look at include the Beko UF584AP (£140) (42dB), the TriStar KB-7442 (£143.99) (39dB), or the LEC U5511 (£146.99) (40dB).

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70 Liters Freezer Net Capacity

This is a 70 liters net capacity freezer.

If you want a higher freezer net capacity then you might want to consider the Beko FXF5033W (£120) (75L), the Indesit DZAA50 (£120) (77L), or the LEC U5511 (£146.99) (83L).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lec lecufzu5010ww, guarantee u5010w, lec lecu5010w, labour u5010w, lec u5010wwh, close u5010w
Barcodes 08454621546607

LEC U5010 Review Sources

To prepare this LEC U5010 review we compared this freezer to 712 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 95,763 product attributes, 618 freezer reviews and 1,034,300 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.

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