Choose between types of freezers- Chest: Upright: Frost Free
Chest Freezers have been around for a long time. For many it is the ideal solution if energy ratings are important to you. The heavier cold air will usually fall out of an upright freezer when the door is opened. This does not happen when the counterbalanced lid designed to stay in place when opened is opened on a chest freezer. Most chest freezers are not frost free but need to be defrosted every so often as any ice build up will dramatically increase running costs. Many chest freezers are traditionally kept in garages but there is a danger that this may cause issues and may even invalidate the manufacturers warranty if the ambient temperature could fall below 5°C which is quite likely in the British winter months.There are currently only a handful of makes that can be safely placed in unheated outhouses including Beko, Zanussi and Liebherr. If unsure what make to select please check with our sales staff at any one of our stores found in Brighton, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Southwick, Storrington or Worthing. Chest freezer storage is assisted by the use of suspended basket(s), ideal for smaller items most in use. A lockable lid model may be required to prevent inquisitive children gaining access or if the chest freezer is being kept in a garage then it will prevent any frozen produce being stolen. The size of freezer is really dependant on the need of the individual. A large chest freezer can store an impressive volume of food but is not necessary when the primary use is as an overflow to the main freezer perhaps stored in the kitchen. Prices vary from as little as £150 to in excess of £550.