The capacity of freezer you require is dependent on your household needs. You’ll need to make this decision based on family size, shopping habits, and how much space is available in your home.
Tip: To determine what size freezer you should buy, multiply the number of people in your family by 1.5 cubic feet.
Look for an Energy Star label when purchasing a freezer. While standalone freezers are not as energy efficient as other appliances, products with the Energy Star label have met certain government standards.
Recovery time refers to how long a freezer can regulate its temperature during a power outage. Some models can last up to 24 hours without a direct energy source.
Upright freezers take up less floor space than a chest freezer, and are organized like the inside of a fridge. They are available in a variety of finishes, including stainless steel.
Chest freezers offer more usable space due to their larger size and removable shelving and baskets. They keep a more consistent temperature than their upright counterpart.
Fast freeze allows you to freeze a large amount of food quickly. It lowers the temperature to 10 degrees colder than the lowest setting.