Budget chest freezers: best-reviewed models in Australia
Looking to purchase a cheap chest freezer? The Getprice team has found the best reviewed budget chest freezers as voted by Australian consumers, making the decision on what freezer to buy that much easier.
As many have started to stockpile perishable items in preparation for a potential nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus, people from all over the world are starting to buy additional freezers to keep their stashes from expiring.
Whilst we don’t want to contribute to the mass hysteria, if you’re planning on purchasing a freezer, we want to assist you in making the most informed decision on which freezer to buy based on your needs and budget.
The price range for a freezer all depends on its capacity – the larger the freezer, the more expensive it becomes. Generally speaking, freezers can cost anywhere from $200 to $1,500. Given the current economic situation, we thought it would be best to focus on the cheaper end on the spectrum where you can expect to spend between $250-$700.
So if you are in the market of an additional compact freezer – one that would be suitable for your house or apartment and won’t break the bank – we have put together the five best-reviewed low-cost chest freezers we could find, according to user ratings.
Westinghouse WCM2000WD 200L Chest Freezer
First off the rank is the Westinghouse WCM2000WD chest freezer – with a large 200L capacity, this freezer is perfect for storing your meats, homemade soups and veggies. It features a spring-loaded lid, defrost drain system and an adjustable thermostat so you can change the temperature based on the produce and products you are storing.
Available in white, the Westinghouse WCM2000WD 200L Chest Freezer measures 980mm in width, 825mm in height and 560mm in depth, and has a 3-star energy rating.
We’ve scoured the internet and found that the Westinghouse WCM2000WD chest freezer has consistently received positive reviews and is highly recommended. Some of the comments on this freezer are:
“Perfect replacement product to a previous Westinghouse freezer”.
“I love the smaller size - it is perfect for 2 people”
You can also see more user reviews and scores below:
Average score at Appliances Online: 4.5 out of 5 (49 reviews)
Average score at productreview.com.au: 3.8 out of 5 (8 reviews)
Inalto ICF146W Chest Freezer
Second on our list is the Inalto ICF146W chest freezer – Inalto is not as well known as Westinghouse, however, it still comes with similar specifications. With a small-ish capacity of 146L, this freezer would not suit a large family with copious amounts of food to store – it would be more suited to a couple or even a small family (depending on your storage needs).
Like with the Westinghouse, this freezer is available in white and comes with an adjustable thermostat, drainage system and 1 removable wire basket. It measures 230mm in width, 850mm in height, and 523mm deep, and has a low 2-star energy rating.
Check out some user reviews on this chest freezer and see what others had to say:
“This is the ideal size for my small family”.
“It was quick to reach the right temperature, and is so quiet, you wouldn't know it was in use. It is definitely big enough for 2 people, and fits well in a small space”.
Rating at productreview.com.au: 3.7 out of 5 (31 reviews)
CHiQ CSF089W Chest Freezer
Suitable for couples or a small family that needs just a bit of extra freezer room, the CHiQ CSF089W is a compact 89L upright freezer that can store your frozen meals, ice-cream and other goods. It has a reversible door hind, adjustable feet and removable doors seals so it can easily be adjusted to fit any space.
Also available in white, the CHiQ CSF089W Freezer measures 545mm in width, 845mm in height, and 566mm in depth, and has an impressive 3.5-star energy rating.
The reviews on this freezer are generally positive and have scored over 4 stars on the following websites with users saying:
“So convenient having another freezer, pizza and larger boxes fit in with ease”.
“Great little freezer, small and compact with plenty of room inside”.
Appliances Online rating: 4.3 out of 5 (8 reviews)
Product review rating: 4.5 out of 5 8 reviews)
Haier HCF101 Freezer
Another compact freezer with great reviews is the Haier HCF101 freezer with a 101L gross capacity. Suitable for families and small households that require a little more wiggle room when it comes to storing their food.
Like with the other freezers above, the Haier HCF101 features an easy lift counterweight door with recessed grip, front-positioned drainage outlet and a small items basket plus more.
This freezer has a 3.5 energy star rating thanks to its premium white anodized inner lining that creates a better thermal efficiency, reducing energy consumption. It also comes with an environmentally-friendly R600A refrigerant – a perfect option for those conscious of their carbon footprint.
The Haier HCF101 comes in White and measures 570mm in width, 845mm in height, and 550mm in depth.
Rated very highly online by verified Australian buyers, see what others had to say about the Haier HCF101:
“Purchased this as our fridge freezer was just a mess this freezer is a great price and
“I bought this one online as my old one packed it in love works,well good storage for me,as I am on my own”.
Appliances Online rating: 4.9 out of 5 (107 reviews)
Product review rating: 4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)
Hisense HR6CF146 Chest Freezer
Last but not least – the Hisense HR6CF146 chest freezer is the third- largest on our list with a 145L gross capacity that is suitable for small to medium-sized households.
This freezer comes with a wire basket for storing commonly used items which can also be removed when extra space is required for larger items. Underneath, the Hisense HR6CF146 has four rollers for easy movement, giving you flexibility and freedom to relocate the freezer as needed.
The Hisense HR6CF146 chest freezer comes in White and measures 727mm in width, 823mm in height, and 560mm in depth, with a standard 3-star energy rating.
Want to know what other buyers thought about this chest freezer? Check out these excerpts from reviews on the following websites :
“This is my second Hisense 145L freezer. Very happy with their performance”.
“Over all I love it. Item is very quite and you can fit so much in it”.
Appliances Online rating: 4.9 out of 5 (9 reviews)
Product review rating: 3.7 out of 5 (31 reviews)