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Should You Buy a LEC Freezer?

Updated 14 October 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 its 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 6 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 popular and good quality freezers. Their freezers start at £100 for the U5511B.1 which has a freezer net capacity of 83L, a height of 845mm 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 £188.

LEC are recognised for their good selection of 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. 4 best freezer brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LEC is the 4th best freezer brand out there.

#1
Switzerland
95%
95%
23 reviews
#2
United States
93%
93%
656 reviews
#3
Russell Hobbs
United Kingdom
92%
92%
652 reviews
#4
LEC
92%
92%
513 reviews
#5
Germany
92%
92%
375 reviews
#6
Italy
90%
90%
803 reviews
#7
AEG
Germany
90%
90%
225 reviews
#8
Turkey
89%
89%
2,672 reviews
#9
Italy
89%
89%
169 reviews
#10
Germany
88%
88%
66 reviews
#11
Italy
87%
87%
684 reviews
#12
United Kingdom
86%
86%
1,027 reviews
#13
John Lewis
85%
85%
216 reviews
#14
Neff
Germany
84%
84%
56 reviews
#15
China
84%
84%
22 reviews
#16
United States
84%
84%
201 reviews
#17
Swan
84%
84%
7 reviews
#18
United States
83%
83%
2 reviews
#19
Slovenia
82%
82%
9 reviews
#20
China
81%
81%
124 reviews
#21
Germany
81%
81%
0 reviews
#22
Logik
United Kingdom
79%
79%
947 reviews
#23
78%
78%
0 reviews
#24
Italy
76%
76%
59 reviews
#25
White Knight
75%
75%
147 reviews
#26
Electra
74%
74%
357 reviews
#27
Sweden
74%
74%
0 reviews
#28
Grundig
Germany
74%
74%
18 reviews
#29
CDA
United Kingdom
71%
71%
3 reviews
#30
Polar
71%
71%
0 reviews
#31
South Korea
71%
71%
10 reviews
#32
Belling
United Kingdom
71%
71%
9 reviews
#33
Poland
69%
69%
0 reviews
#34
Sharp
Japan
69%
69%
57 reviews
#35
Blomberg
68%
68%
0 reviews
#36
New World
67%
67%
88 reviews
#37
Electriq
65%
65%
0 reviews
#38
Ice King
65%
65%
0 reviews
#39
Montpellier
65%
65%
0 reviews
#40
Klarstein
64%
64%
1 review
#41
Danby
64%
64%
0 reviews
#42
Caple
63%
63%
0 reviews
#43
Rangemaster
United Kingdom
62%
62%
0 reviews
#44
Stoves
United Kingdom
61%
61%
0 reviews
#45
Matrix
58%
58%
0 reviews
#46
Culina
58%
58%
0 reviews
#47
Gaggenau
58%
58%
0 reviews
#48
CATA
57%
57%
0 reviews
#49
Iberna
57%
57%
0 reviews
#50
Igenix
55%
55%
0 reviews
#51
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 £188, 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 £65 (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 22 LEC freezers currently on the market in the UK.

No. Of Freezers
Average Price
£430
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £4,099
Price Distribution of All Freezers
No. Of Freezers
Average Price
£188
£0 £100 £200 £300 £400 £500 £600 £700 £800 £900 £4,099
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 had a good price.

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

well made
ao.com
Reliable make
Amazon
lid closes firmly with very robust
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

Faulty top door seal
Amazon

What is the Best Mid-Range LEC Freezer?

LEC CF100L

£162.00
Boots Kitchen Appliances
LEC CF100L
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LEC CF100L
97L
CAPACITY
40dB
NOISE LEVEL
5h
STORAGE TIME
8kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
£449
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

A great mid range choice, priced at £162 is the LEC CF100L, which has a Kagoo Score of 86.

Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (40dB)
Defrost function
Built-in display
Reversible doors
Fast freeze function

A very economical to run and classic 97L capacity freezer, with a cheap price and a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this freezer isreally well designed, outstanding in terms of power usage and a superb size.

97
Reviews
107 Reviews
77
Features
Good Features
89
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Age
4 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£450 Over 10 Years
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LEC CF100L has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 107 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the CF100L in the UK is £162.00 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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£129.99
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Next Day Delivery AvailableInstallation Service Available
£162.00
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£169.99
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Next Day Delivery Available1 Year Warranty
£179.00
FREE Standard delivery
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Recycle Your Old Freezer for Free
£179.00
FREE Standard delivery
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£179.00
FREE Standard delivery
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Donaghy Bros
£179.99
Delivery unknown
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£199.99
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£199.99
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Carters Direct
£229.99
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What is the Best High End LEC Freezer?

LEC CF200LW

£228.99
PC World Business
LEC CF200LW
Buy Now
LEC CF200LW
197L
CAPACITY
42dB
NOISE LEVEL
5h
STORAGE TIME
14kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
1
SHELF /
BASKET
£588
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

If you're looking for a high end LEC freezer then the LEC CF200LW takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 84, but is a bit more expensive at £228.99.

Features We Love:
Defrost function
Built-in display
CFC & HFC free
Thermostat
Defrost water drain

A good value for money and classic 197L capacity freezer, with very low running costs and a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this freezer isvery well designed, superb in terms of power usage but it has bad baskets.

96
Reviews
53 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
84
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
4 Years Old
82
Running Costs
£590 Over 10 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that LEC CF200LW has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 53 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the CF200LW in the UK is £228.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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Installation Service Available
£228.99
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Receive It TomorrowWe Won’t Be Beaten On Price
£229.00
FREE Standard delivery
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Official Outlet Receive It TomorrowWe Won’t Be Beaten On Price
£229.00
FREE Standard delivery
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JC Campbell
£229.99
Delivery unknown
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£229.99
Delivery unknown
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What is the Best Budget Choice LEC Freezer?

LEC U50052W

£119.99
JC Campbell
LEC U50052W
Buy Now
LEC U50052W
31L
CAPACITY
39dB
NOISE LEVEL
10h
STORAGE TIME
4kg/24h
FREEZING
CAPACITY
2
SHELVES /
BASKETS
£375
OVER 10 YEARS
A+

At only £119.99 and with a Kagoo Score of 85 the LEC U50052W makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Lower than average noise level (39dB)
Temperature alarm
Reversible doors
Defrost function
Ice cube tray

An economical to run and classic 31L capacity freezer, great for individuals and couples. Multiple reviews mentioned that it's a good size, very quiet and good-looking.

96
Reviews
118 Reviews
75
Features
Good Features
87
Popularity
Widely Available
83
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
4 Years Old
96
Running Costs
£370 Over 10 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that LEC U50052W has great user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 118 reviews.

The cheapest price that we could find for the U50052W in the UK is £119.99 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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JC Campbell
£119.99
Delivery unknown
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Carters Direct
£119.99
Delivery unknown
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Purewell
£129.00
Delivery unknown
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Next Day Delivery AvailablePay in Installments
Out of stock
£134.98
Delivery unknown
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Next Day Delivery AvailableInstallation Service Available
£135.00
Standard delivery: £10.00
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Next Day Delivery Available1 Year Warranty
£155.00
FREE Standard delivery
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Official Outlet Next Day Delivery Available
£155.00
FREE Standard delivery
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