Best Compact Chest Freezers: What Features To Look For

Best Compact Chest Freezers

As we have already discussed the best chest freezers, so now it’s time to look at the features that you should consider while choosing a chest freezer. You will be surprised to see how many people don’t pay attention to these things while buying a chest freezer.

Quick table with our top 3 picks:

Product
Koolatron Compact Chest Freezer, 3.5 cu ft (99L), White, Manual Defrost Deep Freeze, Storage Basket, Space-Saving Flat Back, Stay-Open Lid, Front-Access Defrost Drain, for Apartment, Condo, Cottage
Igloo ICFMD35WH6A 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer with Removable Basket, Free-Standing Door Temperature Ranges From-10° to 10° F, Front Defrost Water Drain, Perfect for Homes, Garages, Basements, RVs, White
5.0 Cubic Feet WANAI Chest Freezer Compact Freezers with Adjustable Thermostat Top Open Door Freezer Compressor Cooling with Rmovable Storage Basket for Home Kitchen Office and Bar
Koolatron Compact Chest Freezer, 3.5 cu ft (99L), White, Manual Defrost Deep Freeze, Storage Basket, Space-Saving Flat Back, Stay-Open Lid, Front-Access Defrost Drain, for Apartment, Condo, Cottage
Igloo ICFMD35WH6A 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer with Removable Basket, Free-Standing Door Temperature Ranges From-10° to 10° F, Front Defrost Water Drain, Perfect for Homes, Garages, Basements, RVs, White
5.0 Cubic Feet WANAI Chest Freezer Compact Freezers with Adjustable Thermostat Top Open Door Freezer Compressor Cooling with Rmovable Storage Basket for Home Kitchen Office and Bar
Product
Koolatron Compact Chest Freezer, 3.5 cu ft (99L), White, Manual Defrost Deep Freeze, Storage Basket, Space-Saving Flat Back, Stay-Open Lid, Front-Access Defrost Drain, for Apartment, Condo, Cottage
Koolatron Compact Chest Freezer, 3.5 cu ft (99L), White, Manual Defrost Deep Freeze, Storage Basket, Space-Saving Flat Back, Stay-Open Lid, Front-Access Defrost Drain, for Apartment, Condo, Cottage
Product
Igloo ICFMD35WH6A 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer with Removable Basket, Free-Standing Door Temperature Ranges From-10° to 10° F, Front Defrost Water Drain, Perfect for Homes, Garages, Basements, RVs, White
Igloo ICFMD35WH6A 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer with Removable Basket, Free-Standing Door Temperature Ranges From-10° to 10° F, Front Defrost Water Drain, Perfect for Homes, Garages, Basements, RVs, White
Product
5.0 Cubic Feet WANAI Chest Freezer Compact Freezers with Adjustable Thermostat Top Open Door Freezer Compressor Cooling with Rmovable Storage Basket for Home Kitchen Office and Bar
5.0 Cubic Feet WANAI Chest Freezer Compact Freezers with Adjustable Thermostat Top Open Door Freezer Compressor Cooling with Rmovable Storage Basket for Home Kitchen Office and Bar

Top 10 Best Compact Chest Freezers Reviewed

Bestseller No. 1
5.0 Cubic Feet Chest Freezer, Compact Freezer with Top Open Door, Adjustable Thermostat, Ideal for Home Kitchen Office, White/Black (5.0 Cu.ft - White)
  • ★ High Capacity -- 3.5/5.0 cu.ft. provides additional storage space for your frozen food needs.Suitable for storage of frozen food, ice cream, ice
  • ★ Adjustable Temperature Controller -- Manual 7 level temperature control knob, placed on the back of the cooler, according to your different needs.The higher the gear, the lower the temperature
  • ★ Healthy Material -- The lining of the refrigerator is made of food-grade material, which can be directly in contact with food.It is very healthy and safe, so you can feel free to use it
  • ★ Space Saving -- Portable vertical refrigerator occupies a small area, is the perfect choice for your home kitchen.The removable slide-out chrome frame makes it easy to store more food
  • ★ Powerful Properties -- The refrigerator cools quickly and evenly, and it will keep the ice frozen solid and the food completely frozen.This is an excellent value that can bring years of quiet, reliable use
SaleBestseller No. 2
Koolatron Compact Chest Freezer, 3.5 cu ft (99L), White, Manual Defrost Deep Freeze, Storage Basket, Space-Saving Flat Back, Stay-Open Lid, Front-Access Defrost Drain, for Apartment, Condo, Cottage
  • 3.5 cu ft (99 L) Capacity: Space-saving flat-back deep freeze with a narrow footprint and 3.5 cubic foot (99 liter) capacity offers plenty of storage for your frozen goods so you can reduce food waste and save money
  • Energy-Efficient Manual Defrost: Manual defrost freezers use up to 40 percent less energy and keep food fresh longer; Front-access defrost drain allows for hassle-free draining when defrosting or cleaning
  • Removable Storage Basket: Organize your contents and keep small and commonly used items easily accessible with a hanging wire basket made of corrosion-resistant vinyl-coated wire
  • Convenient Stay-Open Lid: Freezer lid opens easily with one hand and stays open for as long as you need; rear-mounted hinges prevent the lid from hitting the wall and ensure a tight seal when closed
  • Reliable Compressor Cooling: Dependable, efficient compressor technology, external thermostat control dial, and strong magnetic lid seal maintain your freezer's temperature between 0 and -24C (32 and -11.2F)
SaleBestseller No. 3
Koolatron Compact Chest Freezer, 5.0 cu ft (155L), White, Manual Defrost Deep Freeze, Storage Basket, Space-Saving Flat Back, Stay-Open Lid, Front-Access Defrost Drain, for Apartment, Condo, Cottage
  • 5.0 cu ft (142 L) Capacity: Space-saving flat-back deep freeze with a narrow footprint and 5.0 cubic foot (142 liter) capacity offers plenty of storage for your frozen goods so you can reduce food waste and save money
  • Energy-Efficient Manual Defrost: Manual defrost freezers use up to 40 percent less energy and keep food fresh longer; Front-access defrost drain allows for hassle-free draining when defrosting or cleaning
  • Removable Storage Basket: Organize your contents and keep small and commonly used items easily accessible with a hanging wire basket made of corrosion-resistant vinyl-coated wire
  • Convenient Stay-Open Lid: Freezer lid opens easily with one hand and stays open for as long as you need; rear-mounted hinges prevent the lid from hitting the wall and ensure a tight seal when closed
  • Reliable Compressor Cooling: Dependable, efficient compressor technology, external thermostat control dial, and strong magnetic lid seal maintain your freezer's temperature between 0 and -24C (32 and -11.2F)
Bestseller No. 4
3.5 Cubic Chest Freezer, Compact Deep Freezer with Top Open Door and Removable Storage Basket, 7 Gears Temperature Control, Energy Saving, for Office Dorm or Apartment (Black)
  • 🐋【Compact Size & Large Capacity】: All functions are designed in such a compact size (‎22.2 x 17.5 x 30.3 In). The large capacity (3.5 cu ft) will not occupy too much space while ensuring that you can store enough food. It is very suitable for small apartments, offices and other small spaces.
  • 🌐【Adjustable Control】: Adjustable 7-grade temperature control to select your desired temperature.“1” being the warmest and “7” being the coldest. Level 1-2 can be controlled from 32℉ to 50℉. Level 3-7 can be controlled from 32℉ to -11.2℉.
  • ♻【Eco-friendly & Whisper-quiet】Using R600a high efficiency and low energy consumption compressor, this freezer cool quickly. Only 0.56 kilowatt-hour power needed per day. In addition, whisper-quiet consumption compressor will promise you and your families a sweet dream.
  • 🍨【User-friendly Design】The door hinges of our deep freezer chest are between 45° and 90° angles. It provides convenience for storing food. The removable storage basket can keep & slide & move small items easily. You could see the items underneath the meat freezer quickly. Upright freezer with adjustable leveling legs to balance the unit on an uneven surface.
  • 🧊【PACKAGE CONTENT & WARRANTY】: 1×deep freezer, 1x basket, 1×user’s manual, 1 Year seller Warranty and 7*24h customer service provided. You'd better put the mini freezer upright for at least 24 hours before using it.
Bestseller No. 5
BLACK+DECKER 1.2 Cu. Ft. Compact Upright Freezer, Mini Deep Freeze with Full-Width Wire Shelf
  • COMPACT WITH CAPACITY: The 1.2 cu. ft. interior capacity of this BLACK+DECKER compact upright freezer allows for ample storage of your favorite foods. Its portable size (19.69” x 19.29” x 19.72”) and adjusting leveling legs allow it to fit nearly anywhere
  • CONVENIENT STORAGE: Keep your new mini freezer (40.77 lbs.) in your office, bedroom, garage, basement or anywhere else handy. Enjoy frozen snacks and pre-prepared meals just an arm’s length away.
  • WIRE SHELVING: The interior full-width wire shelf on this small upright freezer means you can organize frozen meals and ice cream to your liking. Our mini deep freeze also features an adjustable thermostat control and space-saving flat black design.
  • GREAT FOR FROZEN MEALS: Savor frozen snacks and always have preferred meals near you at all times. This freezer mini has a modern design ideal for a corner or countertop in your office or home.
  • QUALITY GUARANTEED: Our compact freezer is Energy Star certified and UL Safety certified, guaranteeing the highest quality possible.
Bestseller No. 6
3.5 Cu Ft Compact Chest Freezer, with Removable Basket, Flip-up Lid, Adjustable thermostat, 7 Temperature Setting, for Apartment, Garage, Restaurant (White)
  • ★ High Capacity -- 3.5 cu.ft. provides additional storage space for your frozen food needs.Suitable for storage of frozen food, ice cream, ice.
  • ★ Adjustable Temperature Controller -- Manual 7 level temperature control knob, placed on the back of the cooler, according to your different needs.The higher the gear, the lower the temperature.
  • ★ Healthy Material -- The lining of the refrigerator is made of food-grade material, which can be directly in contact with food.It is very healthy and safe, so you can feel free to use it.
  • ★ Space Saving -- Portable vertical refrigerator occupies a small area, is the perfect choice for your home kitchen.The removable slide-out chrome frame makes it easy to store more food.
  • ★ Powerful Properties -- The refrigerator cools quickly and evenly, and it will keep the ice frozen solid and the food completely frozen.This is an excellent value that can bring years of quiet, reliable use.
Bestseller No. 7
Chest Freezer, 3.5 Cu Ft Compact Deep Freezer With Fast Cooling & Convenient Wheels, Nice For Kitchen/Office/Small Room, Small Freezer With Low Noise & Energy Saving, White
  • ❄【ADJUSTABLE 7 FREEZING TEMP & D-SHAPE CONDENSING TUBE】Deep Freezing, refrigerate and keep fresh. No matter what you want, this chest freezer will meet you. Its temperature regulation range is - 11.4 °F~ 10.2°F, which will meet the demands of most people under different ambient temperatures. At the same time, the D-shaped condensing tube can most effectively reduce the temperature in the chest freezer. Let you restart and cool down without waiting too long. Meet your use throughout the year.
  • ❄【COMPACT SIZE W/ 3.5 CU FT CAPACITY】All functions are designed in such a compact size (‎22.83 x 22.64 x 32.28 In). The large capacity (3.5 cu ft) will not occupy too much space while ensuring that you can store enough food. It is very suitable for small apartments, offices and other small spaces. If you rent with others, you don't need to use a refrigerator with others anymore.
  • ❄【EXCELLENT INSULATION TO PREVENT ENERY WASTE】In addition to the excellent freezing effect, we filled in this freezer with a good thermal insulation foam, keeping the cold air inside while blocking the external heat conduction into the chest freezer. Therefore, the minimum consumption is only 0.52 kwh/24 H. Help you save electricity! If you rent with others, you don't have to worry about the dissatisfaction of other roommates because of the waste of energy.
  • ❄【WORKING LIKE A GENTLEMAN (SUPER QUIET ) 】Afraid to put it in your small room to produce too much noise and heat to disturb your rest and work? Never worry! This small chest freezer is specially designed for this purpose. Its efficient refrigeration and excellent heat insulation mean that its compressor will only work several times a day. Moreover, we specially deal with its noise so that the noise will not be higher than 40 dB even when it is working.
  • ❄【EASY TO MOVE & LIGHTWEIGHT】In order to facilitate the installation and handling of this small freezer, we have reduced the weight of this freezer as much as possible, so its weight is only 68 lbs. Equivalent to the weight of a child. Even if you are alone, you will able to carry it. And we also designed 4 convenient wheels at the bottom of the deep freezer, so that you can easily move it whether it is full of food or not.
Bestseller No. 8
Antarctic Star Mini Upright Freezer -2.3 cu.ft Compact freezer with Removable Shelves and Adjustable Thermostat,Better for Home/Kitchen/Office(Black)
  • Compact Chest Freezer Dimensions:2.3 cubic feet free standing Chest Freezer Measures: 22.05”(W)*23.23”(D)*34.84”(H).The removable slide-out chrome frame provides a means to store more food storage needs, like meat, aquatic products, cold drinks, quick-freezing and other purposes, sized to store your favourite food well while taking up minimal space, suitable for party, large families, garage, basement, apartment, kitchen
  • Temperature Control Adjustment:7 grade temperature ranges, the range of the temperature control is form position 1 the cold to 7 the coldest, level 0 means Turn Off, approximate temperature range of 6.8°F to7.6°F.“0”grade( OFF ) stops cooling the freezer.Power on light (red) & Run light (green) indicate proper functioning of the unit.
  • Energy Saving & Low Noise: Using R600a high efficiency and low energy consumption compressor, this freezer can cool quickly. Only 0.45 kilowatt-hour power needed per day. In addition, noise below 40 db, promise a sweet dream.
  • FUNCTION UPGRADES:freezer have designed some additional functions that are different from those on the market according to people's habits and needs. ADJUSTABLE FEET: keep the machine from being corroded by moisture on the ground. ADJUSTABLE SHELVES: You can place items of multiple sizes. BUILT-IN HANDLE: not only easier to open the freezer door, but also makes the freezer more simple and beautiful.
  • MULTIPLE SCENES: The original intention of freezer design is to meet the needs of more people, and college students can use it in the dorm. Mom and Dad can use it in the kitchen, living room and bedroom at home or in the apartment. It will also be a portable partner for you when you travel. And this partner is very quiet, you will feel very comfortable when you use it. NOTE: You'd better put the small freezer upright for at least 24 hours before using it.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Chest Freezer Small Deep Freezer 3.5 Cu.Ft Mini Freezer White Free-Standing Top Door Freezer Adjustable 7 Thermostat and Removable Basket Open Deep Freezer Energy Saving Garage Basement Apartment Kitchen Business
  • ♥ SPACE SAVING COMPACT FREEZER - 3.5 cu.ft capacity suits your kitchen, apartment, office, bar, college dorm, etc. Keep food cold and fresh all the time. Product size:20.7”(W)*16.3”(D)*29.5”(H).
  • ♥ ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE - 7 level temperature adjustment; Level 1-2: refrigerator temp from 32℉ to 50℉, best temp for beverage and fruits; Level 3-7: freezer temp from -11.2℉ to 32℉, suitable for meat, seafood, ice cream.
  • ♥ CLASSIC DESIGN - Black&white color body just like Chinese Panda, fully sealed door, removable storage basket suit for any room, lock food in nutrition and keep it fresh. TIP: please put the mini freezer upright for at least 24 hours before using it.
  • ♥ POWER SAVING & LOWER NOISE - Lower energy consumption design with R600a high-efficiency compressor. Lower noise less than 45db. 0.56 kilowatt-hour power needed per day to reduce electricity costs for you.
  • ♥ RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE: Thanks to every customer for choosing WANAI and trust in WANAI. Our customer service is online 24 hours a day, and we are dedicated to solving every after-sales problem for you. To ensure you experience the best service, if there are any questions about our products, please feel free to contact us, we will provide you with a satisfactory answer.
Bestseller No. 10
WANAI 3.5 Cubic Chest Freezer, Compact Deep Freezer with Top Open Door and Removable Storage Basket, 7 Gears Temperature Control, Energy Saving, for Office Dorm or Apartment
  • 🍨【User-friendly Design】The door hinges of our deep freezer chest are between 45° and 90° angles. It provides convenience for storing food. The removable storage basket can keep & slide & move small items easily. You could see the items underneath the meat freezer quickly. Upright freezer with adjustable leveling legs to balance the unit on an uneven surface.
  • 🌐【Adjustable Control】: Adjustable 7-grade temperature control to select your desired temperature.“1” being the warmest and “7” being the coldest. Level 1-2 can be controlled from 32℉ to 50℉. Level 3-7 can be controlled from 32℉ to -11.2℉.
  • 🐋【Compact Size & Large Capacity】: All functions are designed in such a compact size (‎22.2 x 17.5 x 30.3 In). The large capacity (3.5 cu ft) will not occupy too much space while ensuring that you can store enough food. It is very suitable for small apartments, offices and other small spaces.
  • ♻【Eco-friendly & Whisper-quiet】Using R600a high efficiency and low energy consumption compressor, this freezer cool quickly. Only 0.56 kilowatt-hour power needed per day. In addition, whisper-quiet consumption compressor will promise you and your families a sweet dream.
  • 🧊【PACKAGE CONTENT & WARRANTY】: 1×deep freezer, 1x basket, 1×user’s manual, 1 Year seller Warranty and 7*24h customer service provided. You'd better put the mini freezer upright for at least 24 hours before using it.

5 Things To Consider Before Buying The Best Compact Chest Freezers

  1. Size

You need to consider the size of the chest freezer before you buy it. It is important because if you buy a small one, then it will be difficult for you to store all your foods in it. So make sure that you buy a large enough one.

  1. Power Consumption

This is another important thing for you to consider before buying any chest freezer. Make sure that the power consumption of the chest freezer is not so high. You should also check out the insulation feature of this chest freezer as well. This can help in keeping your foods fresh for a longer time and help in conserving energy as well.

  1. Temperature Control

You need to check out if this chest freezer has temperature control features or not because some freezers keep food at a constant temperature and some freezers don’t have any temperature control features at all. So make sure that this chest freezer has temperature control features as well so that your food won’t get spoiled easily or freeze up quickly or even burn easily by altering its temperatures drastically from too high or too low.

  1. Capacity And Storage Space:

You should make sure that the storage space and capacity of this chest freezer are sufficient enough for storing all your foods in it without any problem at all and without having any difficulty in doing so as well either. If there are no problems then don’t worry about it but if there are problems then there are chances of spoiling your food as well or freezing them up quickly; which may leave you in a situation where you can’t store your food properly and may make you lose the freshness of your foods as well. So make sure that there are no problems with the storage space and capacity of this chest freezer.

  1. Warranty:

It is important for you to check out the warranty period of this chest freezer as well because some companies offer long warranty periods while some companies offer very short warranty periods. So it will be better for you to look at the warranty period of this chest freezer before buying it.

Conclusion 

So now you know the different kinds of chest freezers that are available out there and you also know what to look for in a chest freezer; which helped you to know what to focus on before buying one. So now it is your choice to buy a chest freezer or not. But in case you don’t have enough budget then make sure that you buy a small one and then add more storage space as well as buy a good quality food storage container for storing your foods properly and keep them safe from getting spoiled. In this way, your food will stay fresh for a longer time and will be conserved as well. So make sure that you do all these things before buying any chest freezer so that things would go smoothly for you.

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