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Should You Buy a LEC Freezer?

Updated 11 July 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a LEC Freezer?

LEC is one of the most popular freezer brands as well as being well known for it's fridge freezers and fridges.

We've collated all the key information on LEC freezers in this handy guide. We've analysed over 13,000 user and expert reviews and 5 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,900 freezers to impartially compare each freezer brand.

LEC are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular and good quality freezers. Their freezers start at £115 for the U50263 which has a freezer net capacity of 61L, a height of 835mm and is an upright freezer and go up to £330 for the TU55142W which has a freezer net capacity of 191L, a height of 1,440mm and is an upright freezer. The average price of a new LEC freezer is £193.

LEC are recognised for their good selection of moderately popular and good quality freezers.

Is LEC the Best Freezer Brand?

So are LEC freezers any good? We give every freezer a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all freezers we are able to impartially rank all the freezer brands.

LEC is ranked the No. 5 best freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LEC is the 5th best freezer brand out there.

#1
Switzerland
95%
95%
22 reviews
#2
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
93%
93%
620 reviews
#3
Germany
92%
92%
375 reviews
#4
United States
92%
92%
655 reviews
#5
LEC
92%
92%
513 reviews
#6
Italy
91%
91%
821 reviews
#7
AEG
Germany
90%
90%
225 reviews
#8
Italy
90%
90%
169 reviews
#9
Italy
89%
89%
684 reviews
#10
Germany
89%
89%
66 reviews
#11
Turkey
88%
88%
2,671 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
86%
86%
1,027 reviews
#13
John Lewis
85%
85%
216 reviews
#14
Neff
Germany
85%
85%
56 reviews
#15
United States
84%
84%
201 reviews
#16
China
82%
82%
124 reviews
#17
Germany
81%
81%
0 reviews
#18
Slovenia
81%
81%
9 reviews
#19
United States
81%
81%
2 reviews
#20
Italy
80%
80%
59 reviews
#21
Logik
United Kingdom
80%
80%
947 reviews
#22
White Knight
79%
79%
147 reviews
#23
Electra
79%
79%
357 reviews
#24
China
79%
79%
22 reviews
#25
78%
78%
0 reviews
#26
Sharp
Japan
77%
77%
57 reviews
#27
Swan
76%
76%
7 reviews
#28
Sweden
74%
74%
0 reviews
#29
Grundig
Germany
74%
74%
18 reviews
#30
CDA
United Kingdom
73%
73%
3 reviews
#31
Poland
72%
72%
0 reviews
#32
Montpellier
69%
69%
0 reviews
#33
Polar
69%
69%
0 reviews
#34
Ice King
68%
68%
0 reviews
#35
South Korea
68%
68%
10 reviews
#36
Electriq
67%
67%
0 reviews
#37
Blomberg
67%
67%
0 reviews
#38
Belling
United Kingdom
66%
66%
9 reviews
#39
Caple
65%
65%
0 reviews
#40
Baumatic
63%
63%
21 reviews
#41
Stoves
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#42
Rangemaster
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#43
Comfee
62%
62%
0 reviews
#44
CATA
61%
61%
0 reviews
#45
Matrix
60%
60%
0 reviews
#46
Homark
59%
59%
0 reviews
#47
Danby
57%
57%
0 reviews
#48
Iberna
57%
57%
0 reviews
#49
Igenix
56%
56%
0 reviews
#50
56%
56%
0 reviews
#51
Fagor
Spain
55%
55%
0 reviews
#52
LG
South Korea
55%
55%
0 reviews

Let's look at how LEC freezers compare to the other freezer brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All freezer Brands
LEC Freezers

At an average purchase price of £193, LEC freezers tend to be cheaper than most other freezer brands which makes them a popular choice with consumers. LEC also have better reviews than the typical freezer brand, with the average rating of a LEC freezer being 73%.

The average review score for a LEC freezer is 73%.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LEC freezer is £529 (based on a person typically using a freezer for 24 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other freezer brands.

There's a smaller selection of LEC freezers available compared to other freezer brands, with only 23 LEC freezers currently on the market in the United Kingdom.

No. Of Freezers
Average Price
£457
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,099
Price Distribution of All Freezers
No. Of Freezers
Average Price
£193
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £5,099
Price Distribution of LEC Freezers

What Do the LEC Freezer Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LEC freezer to work out the average distribution of reviews for LEC and then compared this to the other freezer brands.

5 stars
367
4 stars
107
3 stars
15
2 stars
15
1 star
9
LEC has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its freezers than most other freezer brands.

Over 92% of user reviews for LEC freezers are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 93% across all freezer brands.

Purchasers of LEC freezers frequently mentioned that the product was fairly priced.

How Many Industry Awards Have LEC Freezers Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for LEC freezers. The table below shows the number of awards given to the most popular freezer brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Number of Awards Frigidaire Beko Blomberg Samsung
Which? logo
1
1
1
reviewed.com logo
1
toptenreviews.com logo
1
Total
2
1
1
1

How Reliable Are LEC Freezers?

We checked over 13,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LEC freezers. 10 of these reviews that mention reliability of which 92% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LEC freezer owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

92% of reviewers think LEC freezers are reliable.

So, most people think that LEC freezers are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LEC freezers that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

robust handle
ao.com
Well made
Amazon
good workmanship has gone into this chest freezer
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Faulty top door seal
Amazon

What is the Best Mid-Range LEC Freezer?

LEC U5511W

£159.99
Marks Electrical
LEC U5511W
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LEC U5511W
83L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
15h
STORAGE TIME
4kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
3
SHELVES /
BASKETS
£449
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

A great mid range choice, priced at £159.99 is the LEC U5511W, which has a Kagoo Score of 85.

Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (40dB)
Has a defrost function
Has a reversible doors
Has an ice cube tray

A classic and very economical to run 83L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's very well designed, excellent in terms of power usage and very quiet.

97
Reviews
94 Reviews
76
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Widely Available
82
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
4 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£450 Over 10 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LEC U5511W has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 91%, based on 94 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we found for the U5511W in the United Kingdom is £159.99 and in total we found 14 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End LEC Freezer?

LEC CF250LW

£259.99
JC Campbell
LEC CF250LW
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LEC CF250LW
247L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
5h
STORAGE TIME
15kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
£655
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

If you're looking for a high end LEC freezer then the LEC CF250LW takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at £259.99.

Features We Love:
High freezer capacity (247L - 13 bags of shopping)
Has a no frost system
Has a fast freeze function
Has a defrost function
CFC & HFC free

Customers report that this freezer has a big capacity, it's very quiet and an outstanding size. It's a classic and good value for money 247L capacity freezer, with low running costs and a very good spec.

97
Reviews
26 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
4 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£650 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that LEC CF250LW has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 95%, based on 26 reviews.

The cheapest price that we found for the CF250LW in the United Kingdom is £259.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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£279.99
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£289.00
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What is the Best Budget Choice LEC Freezer?

LEC CF100L

£149.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances
LEC CF100L
Buy Now
LEC CF100L
97L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
5h
STORAGE TIME
8kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
£449
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

At only £149 and with a Kagoo Score of 86 the LEC CF100L makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (40dB)
Has a defrost function
Has a built-in display
Has a reversible doors
Has a fast freeze function

A very economical to run and classic 97L capacity freezer, with an affordable price and a good spec. Our review analysis indicates that it's really well designed, outstanding in terms of power usage and a superb size.

97
Reviews
107 Reviews
76
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
4 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£450 Over 10 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that LEC CF100L has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 107 reviews.

The cheapest price that we found for the CF100L in the United Kingdom is £149.00 and in total we found 11 prices for it.

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£169.00
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