Freezer Buying Guide

Looking for a new freezer? Explore our selection of upright and chest freezers. From deep freezers to small units, we have everything you and your family needs.

Fewer Trips to the Grocery Store

Having more space to store your frozen food means you can make fewer trips to the grocery store. Great to keep in your garage or basement, chest and upright freezers will keep everything at a consistent temperature. Visit us in-store or shop online today!


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.

Energy Use

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

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.

Types of Freezers

Upright Freezers

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

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.



Manual & Self Defrost

Manual defrost can be found on chest freezers, while self-defrost is found on some upright models. Self-defrost helps to regulate the temperature, which deters ice build-up.


An important safety feature in homes with children, most chest freezers come with a lock and key.

Adjustable Shelving

Adjustable shelving allows for customization of your freezer. Shelves and drawers can be moved to suit the needs of your family.

Fast Freeze

Fast freeze allows you to freeze a large amount of food quickly. It lowers the temperature to 10 degrees colder than the lowest setting.


Found on self-defrosting freezers, an alarm will sound if the interior temperature gets too low.

Temperature Control

This feature gives you complete control over the temperature of your freezer. Some models come with a couple different settings, including "soft-freeze" which is perfect for those who don’t want to wait for their ice cream to soften.

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