Other Features For
When buying a freezer, there are lots of less important features
that may get forgotten.
We list them here so that you can complete your wish list for
the ideal freezer.
If you plan raiding the freezer at night then an interior light is
essential! It's also good to have if the freezer is to be placed in an
area of low light.
Locks can be a double-edged sword. Their main use is to stop young
children having access to the freezer. That sounds a good idea. What we
are not keen on is the thought that a young child might climb in a nearly
empty freezer (highly unlikely, but kids do the strangest things). If the
lock is then applied, the child has no way to get out. Doesn't bear
This allows you to see the internal temperature of the freezer without
opening it. This can be useful when the fast freeze function is used.
It's also useful if you don't want to keep to the manufacturers
recommended temperature. It's also good if you go on a long holiday and
want to turn the temperature up a few degrees.
OPEN DOOR ALARM
Keeping the door of a freezer firmly shut will stop frost forming and
will make it cheaper to run. Many freezers come with open door warning
lights, some even have alarms.
A freezer is a large item in your kitchen and the appearance is obviously
of interest. Freezers in past years were principally white, nowadays the
metallic look is just as popular. Many manufacturers have a range of
optional finishes ranging from plain white to brightly decorated
freezers. just bear in mind that fashions change and your freezer is
likely to last a long time! Plain and simple often stands the test of
Consider carefully which way the door opens, from the left or the right.
Is this best for the freezer position in your kitchen? many manufacturers
have doors which can be changed to open from either direction.
Freezers have become far more efficient in recent years making the
differences between models less pronounced. Many countries have regulated
methods of measuring energy efficiency and these are displayed on the
freezers at the point of sale.
But these rating systems are sometimes flawed. The best measure of
energy efficiency is the average energy cost for running a freezer over a
year. Some manufacturers offer this information, some don't.
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