If you’ve already started comparison shopping for freezers, you’ll have noticed the huge difference between the cheapest and most expensive models. Find out here what you can get for your money.
DECIDE ON YOUR BUDGET
It’s essential to have a clear idea of what your budget is. Once you’ve decided how much you’re willing to spend, you’ll be able to narrow your search down to suitable models at the cheap or more expensive end of the scale.
Although this sounds simple, setting a budget can be a balancing act. If you can afford it, a good quality freezer from an established brand can last for years and is worth the extra spend. Online reviews will help you work out whether certain models are worth the price.
Alternatively, you could sacrifice factors like size or features for a high-quality freezer that still falls within your price range.
If you can afford it, a good quality freezer from an established brand can last for years and is worth the extra spend.
With tall freezers, the height (and therefore capacity) does tend to correlate with price. Basic models that are smaller than 150 cm start at around £200.
Mid-height models of 175-185 cm can cost in the range of £300-400. Beko, Hotpoint, Indesit, and Zanussi have plenty of models in this price range, whereas premium models from Bosch or Samsung are more expensive at £500-750, or more.
Of all freezer types, top-of-the-range tall designs come in at the most expensive. The tallest freezers with extra features, such as stainless-steel finishes and retro styling, can be more than £1000.
Prices also vary with their size and capacity.
You can pick up a small, low-end version for £150-200. At these prices, they’re usually under 78 cm wide. Models with more features, an extended warranty, or from bigger brands, can be £300-400.
Larger chest freezers will cost a bit more – anywhere from £400 up to £600 and more, depending on the size and brand.
You can pick up a basic undercounter freezer for less than £150, with frost free models starting at around £230 from major brands. More expensive models with advanced features and premium designs can cost upwards of £450, with some selling at just below £1000.
Integrated models are a little more expensive than freestanding ones, and tend to start at £250.
SALES AND DEALS
Biding your time and buying a freezer when seasonal sales and discounts are available is a great way to get a bargain. Some brands offer cashback or trade-in offers too, which are worth checking out.
Buy when seasonal sales and discounts are available.