If you are looking for more storage capacity for
your frozen goods or if you need to freeze fresh food quickly, you
might need to consider purchasing a standalone freezer for your
house or apartment. Most refrigerators have a freezer attached to
them, but itís often small which makes it less useful for people who
need to store large assortments of frozen foods. The two main types
of freezers on the UK market are the chest freezer and the upright.
Prices range from £120 for a basic chest freezer to over £350 for a
fully featured upright model. You can expect to find options such as
automatic defrosting, a fast freeze cycle, locks, and even alarms
which sound if a door isnít closed properly. While most models still
come in standard white, many now come in sleek stainless steel
versions as well. This article examines these two models and
provides some information on each, as well as some helpful tips for
choosing the one that best suits your lifestyle and needs.
are the ones you typically see in shopping centres and stores. They
are typically lower priced models, often costing as little as half
the price of larger stand alone units. They also tend to be more
energy efficient to operate, using less energy and costing less to
operate than the upright models. Their primary disadvantages are
that they take up more floor space than upright models and food on
the bottom of the chest tends to be difficult to access. However, if
you have ample space and can locate a model which has baskets that
allow you to organize your goods efficiently, this can be a cost
effective freezing solution.
Examples: Whirlpool AFG6552EAP Chest Freezer or Norfrost C4CBW
White Chest Freeze
A popular choice in the home UK market, these freezers come in
several styles, including an under counter model which is great for
those with a smaller floor plan. Efficiency has improved
considerably over the past several years, and while generally not as
cost effective as chest models, many are quite energy efficient.
Many models have clear, removable bins and drawers which allow you
to easily organize your foods for convenient access.
examples: Lec U5546W 186 Litres Upright Above-Counter Freezer in
White or Hotpoint RZAV21P 102 Litres Freestanding Under Counter
Freezer or Electrolux EUC25294W 250 litre Upright Freezer in White