Freezer capacity is measured in litres and 18 litres is the equivalent of one bag of shopping. For small households, freezers with up to a 150 litre capacity will do nicely, giving you enough room to store 8 shopping bags worth of food. Up to 350 litres is ideal for a medium household, holding up to 19 shopping bags of food. And anything above is perfect for larger households. If you do have a bigger home, it might be worth considering a chest freezer, as they’re generally larger.
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Every home is different, so you’ll need to consider what type of freezer you need. Under counter models sit neatly underneath your worktop. Built-in models are hidden away inside a cabinet for a more seamless look. Whereas upright freezers are much taller. They require more space, but they also give you more storage. Chest freezers are ideal for the garage or utility, giving you loads of room to stock up on everyday essentials.
Not only will freezers keep your food frozen but they’ll also keep it fresh. Look out for models with special fast freeze settings, as these will keep your frozen goods fresher for longer. They work by rapidly lowering the freezer’s temperature, meaning newly added food returns to the best temperature faster. So, your pizzas, ice-cream and veg from the weekly shop stay lovely and fresh!
A frost free freezer takes the difficult defrosting work off your hands, as it prevents ice from building up. When ice builds up it takes up space, makes your food harder to separate and wastes a lot of energy. So not only are you’ve saved from defrosting, but you’ll save energy and money on your bills too.
Your freezer is running 24 hours a day, so choosing a really energy efficient one is very important. Freezer energy ratings range from A+++ to D. An A+++ model will make sure your new purchase isn’t guzzling too much energy, helping you save money off your bills.
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