How to buy the right freezer
Many prospective buyers often make the mistake of assuming that most freezers are one and the same, but don’t let the same mistake happen to you. Choosing the right freezer actually depends on a great many factors, some of which may even surprise you! The first thing to consider when looking to buy a new freezer is how much space you have. Now this might sound obvious, but simply cramming a new freezer into any available space is a precursor for disaster. Freezers need an adequate amount of ventilation in order to circulate the excess air produced during the freezing process. Make sure when choosing a freezer that you have the recommended 10cm of space on each side.
The second thing to think about is how much space you think you’ll need for food. One thing many manufacturers do is measure a freezer’s capacity when all the shelves are out, making it seem larger than it actually is. If a freezer is listed as having 80 litres of available space, then it is probably closer to 75L. You also need to think about the types of food you’re likely to be cooking and how many people the freezer will be used by. For example, a meat-eating family of four is much more likely to need a larger capacity fridge than an on-the-go vegan couple!
You should additionally consider the type of freezer you want to buy. Will your freezer be in the kitchen or does it need to be out of sight? Opt for an integrated freezer which can be conveniently hidden behind a cupboard. Otherwise, freestanding freezers invariably give you more freezing space to work with and are generally much easier to install. Chest freezers, with lids rather than doors, give you loads of space when storing big items such as cuts of meat. Whatever type of freezer you need, you can be sure to find the right one here in our store.