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 Other Features For  a Freezer?


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.

INTERIOR LIGHT
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
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 thinking about!

TEMPERATURE GAUGE
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.

APPEARANCE
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 time best.

DOORS
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.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY
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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