We are going to be talking about compact deep freezers in this article, so hopefully we can help you find something that suits your needs. There are many different kinds available on the market, so we will be discussing some of the features to look out for, then having a look at some of the most popular models you can currently get. If you want you can skip the features section and go right onto the recommended models section by. Otherwise keep reading to find out what sort of features you should consider before making a purchase. If you are a first time buyer then we would recommend start here.
What features should you look out for?
When it comes to picking out a small chest freezer or small upright freezer, there are some features you need to take into consideration. The first of these is the size of the unit. Most smaller freezers tend to have a capacity of around 1.1 cubic feet, but you do get slightly bigger ones that go up to 1.3 cubic feet. This extra capacity can make a little difference, so keep this in mind before you make a purchase. These are the very smallest ones you can get, which look like the picture to the left. The next biggest size up from these is about 3 cubic feet, but these tend to start costing almost 2x as much. These are the upright kind, and they don’t fit under most counter tops.
Next you will need to consider if you need to be able to lock the freezer. A popular use of these small freezers are for students who are living in dorms. Having a flatmate that likes to “borrow” food is an annoying and common occurrence, so a lock could easily solve this. Perhaps you may have small children who you think will enjoy leaving the freezer door open. A lock could come in handy in this situation.
If space is really tight, then you may run into an issue with the direction the door opens. The good news is that some of these freezers have reversible doors. Thus if you only have a very small space for the freezer, you can make the door open in the direction which will give you the most convenient access to it.
Another interesting fact is that some of the compact freezers can also be used as fridges. These come with a wide temperature range built in, so some models can work great as an overflow fridge if need be. If you think that you might need this option, then remember to keep an eye out for this.
Another minor consideration is wheter or not the freezer has a removable rack. Some of the very cheap units have built in racks, which are difficult to remove. This can cause issues if you have taller foods which won’t fit into the freezer. It can also make cleaning the freezer easier if you can remove the rack, so it is a good extra feature to have.
The last item to consider is the design of the unit. Most small deep freezers come in the standard white design, which tends to go quite nicely with any home. However these days there are quite a few different designs to pick from. Stainless steel freezers are quite a popular choice, as they blend in very nicely with a modern home. They cost the same as the white color varieties, so it is up to you to decide which one will go best with your home.
Those are some of the features you should remember to keep in mind when you are shopping for your freezer, now lets have a look at some of the best ones currently available on the market.