Here are the unbelievable benefits of a chest freezer compared to an under-counter freezer

A Norfrost by Ebac AF22 is generally cheaper, with possible savings of over £100 for the same size freezer!

An AF22 costs less to run, up to 26% cheaper year on year

An AF22 has more storage capacity - drawers use up a lot of potential space

The AF22 will protect your food for longer - If the power goes off you're covered for much longer

At only 56cm wide it's slimmer than most under counter freezers so you shouldn't have a problem finding room for it

If hot air rises, cold air must fall

Each and every time the door is opened on a drawered freezer the cold air inside falls out. This means once the door is closed it takes a substantial amount of energy to get the temperature and air inside the freezer back to normal operating conditions.

With a chest freezer things are different, they’re better at containing their cold air when opened. With a top loading door the air in a chest freezer has nowhere to fall, other than back into the freezer, so only a small amount of cold air escapes in comparison to a front loading freezer, which means you save energy and money!

Every time you open a front loading freezer, it wastes much more energy in comparison to a chest freezer

Front loading drawer freezers have a problem, they contain drawers where chest freezers contain space.

Store more of everything

More space for more food of different shapes and sizes.

Drawers can restrict the amount of food and type of food that you can put into your freezer. Chest freezers have much more space and allow easier storage of awkward shaped items as they have no restrictions.

This means you could even buy a smaller chest freezer than you would a drawered freezer. Our slim AF21 can store just as much as most standard front loading freezers and it’s almost half the size!

Don’t lose a freezer full of food to an overlooked open door

It’s all too easy to close a front loading freezer door only for it to bounce back open slightly. Sometimes you notice, sometimes you don’t - More often than not the drawers inside can also play a part by being jammed open a little too much when that box of ice-creams didn’t quite squeeze in like you’d imagined.

This can end up with your freezer partially defrosting, causing you to have to throw away your freezer contents incase they’ve thawed and not to mention having to remove the tough ice and frost that can build up between the door and the drawers in only a matter of hours.

Chest Freezers do not suffer from this, no awkward jammed drawers and enough room to keep everything firmly inside. Of course the fact that a chest freezer door opens upwards means there’s no chance of it bouncing open again either.

Front loading freezer doors are infamous for bouncing back open and partially defrosting

No more freezer fights

Drawered freezers are renowned for jams. We’ve heard all kinds of stories of people kicking the freezer door and trying to shove it closed, and then there’s those who pull the the drawer in and out numerous times expecting the next time for it to go back into place. In the meantime there’s frost and water all over the floor, and sometimes even cracked plastic from abused drawers, all ending up as far too much pain and effort than it’s worth.

With a chest freezer you can avoid the freezer fights, no more frost, ice and water on the floor, no cracked half attached drawer fronts, just your frozen food, simply accessible as it should be.

How our AF22 chest freezer compares

Brand & Model Norfrost - AF22WH-GB Hotpoint - FZA36P Hotpoint - RZA36P Zanussi - ZFT10210WA
Price £165.00 (save over £100) £279* (+£114) £206* (+£41) £229** (+£64)
Energy Efficiency Class A+ A+ A+ A+
Net Storage Capacity (L) 84 73 90 84
Annual Energy Consumption (Kw/H) 163.52 207 193 197
Annual Cost 15.44p/unit £25.25 £31.96 £29.80 £30.42
Power Cut Safe (hrs) 24 13 16 13
Width (cm) 56 59.8 60 63.5
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How our AF22 chest freezer compares

Brand & Model Norfrost - AF22WH-GB Hotpoint - FZA36P Hotpoint - RZA36P Zanussi - ZFT10210WA
Price £159.99 (save over £100) £279* (+£114) £206* (+£41) £229** (+£64)
Energy Efficiency Class A+ A+ A+ A+
Net Storage Capacity (L) 84 73 90 84
Annual Energy Consumption (Kw/H) 163.52 207 193 197
Annual Cost 15.44p/unit £25.25 £31.96 £29.80 £30.42
Power Cut Safe (hrs) 24 13 16 13
Width (cm) 56 59.8 60 63.5
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Refrigeration & Technologies Expert

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