Best Chest Freezers in 2020

Emerson CF351 3.5-Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer Review:

We love this freezer, now that we got a working one! The first one didn't turn on. Thankfully they replaced it and the second one is great, we just had to wait an additional week for it to arrive. I'm using it to store my breast milk, and it definitely works perfectly for that cuz I can't get a spoon into it 😂 (I could turn it warmer, just it works great as a deep freeze!)

Avanti CF24Q0W 2.4 Chest Freezer, White Review:

I needed a dedicated small freezer for certain types of food and this one is perfect for my needs. Love the shelf and basket. The company did an excellent job of packing.

Don't let the picture discourage you from purchasing this unit. It is not square as the picture shows. Interior dimensions are approximately 16 3/4" X 10 3/4" by 24" tall on one side and 16 1/2" tall on the shelf side.

Midea WHS-109FW1 Upright Freezer, 3.0 Cubic Feet, White Review:

Arrived well packaged with no damage. Plugged it in with a fresh ice cube tray. Checked on it about an hour later and there was already a skim of ice. Next morning frozen solid. We have a double door fridge with a freezer that pulls out from the bottom. We needed to have something to allow for some extra storage without taking over space in our home. I also wanted one that opened from the front and not the top. My thought was that food would be more easily accessible with this set up but maybe that's just personal preference. There are two shelves and a basket that pulls out and though it's no bigger than a fridge you would have in your office or dorm room, it holds a lot of food. I've had this for about 2 months now and couldn't be happier. If I had one complaint I'd say that I wish it had shelves on the door but that's a minor complaint. All in all I would absolutely recommend this freezer.

Update: 3/22/16 I have had this freezer for over a year now and couldn't be happier. It runs silent, it's deceptively spacious and I have yet to have to defrost it with minimal buildup to this point (though I don't open it all that frequently). Really pleased with this purchase.

Random Update: 8/26/16 (still haven't had to defrost) Not sure how many people will find this helpful, but we have the freezer tucked into a medium sized pantry where it takes up about half of the space along the back wall. Found the Storak 3 Tier Kitchen Cart that fits perfectly next to this freezer from a height and depth perspective. It's on wheels which roll smoothly if that makes sense and is really sturdy. These are the dimensions: Size (inch): 24"Lx14"Wx34"H. It can be found at this link for more information. Takes about 30 minutes to put together.

*Update 12.19.17 - still going strong though I did finally defrost the freezer over the summer which has a hassle, but went really quick. Took everything out and placed in coolers with some freezer packs. Put the freezer outside with the door wide open on a hot sunny day and within a couple hours all of the ice buildup had melted away. Tip the freezer to get the water out and wipe it down and you are back in action. Simple though clearly it would be nice to not have to go through that exercise. Considering though it had been in use for over 2 years really hard to complain. I don't have a single negative thing to say about this freezer

COSTWAY Chest Freezer, 121-Quart Compressor Travel Car Freezer, -0.4°F to 50°F, Portable and Compact Vehicle Electric Cooler Fridge, for Meat, Vegetable and Drinks, for Car, Home, Camping, Truck Party Review:

I was hesitant in buying any of these small “portable” coolers for fear of junk. All of them are almost identical, all are made in China , all have same or similar features. Confusing.
I took a shot on this one, Costway.
This 63 quart fridge is not something I’d bring on the road in my truck. It’s large, dimentionally and weight is about 60lbs. Not easy for one person especially if it’s filled. I’m using it for a 100% Off Grid cabin where it will just sit and keep things cold.
Once I got it to the cabin/ excellent! 90 degree day, cooled to 32F in about two hours. I’m running it Off my 1000 amp hour battery bank fed by solar. Impressive LOW consumption of electricity. Peak 5 amp draw on start up for two hours to reach set temp. Once there it would run 20 minutes at 4 amps, off for ten minutes, run another 20 etc. that’s 40 min of run time per hour at 4 amps. I have LED lights that use more electricity. Impressive.
Quiet as hell. Small cabin and no background noise and the fridge was not intrusive at all. The wind outside made more noise. Sorry, no decibel readings but it’s super quiet.
I was surprised at capacity. 30+ beer bottles in main compartment, food for two days in basket on smaller side. Could easily fit more.
My plan is to build this into a cabinet so it’s out of the way but it could easily stay out in the open on its own.
I read the insulation was inadequate. Incorrect. There’s enough insulation to keep things at temp. At lowest setting it held temp within two degrees for twenty plus minutes with a full fridge. People complaining about a two degree fluctuation are absurd. I’d bet their home fridge swings more than that. That said, once it’s built into a cabinet I’d expect better efficiency due to increased insulation.
The unit puts out a very low level of heat, all fridges do. It also needs air circulation or it can’t cool so don’t box it in without air flow.
Ultimately, i was reluctant to drop the money on it but I’m more than impressed. Presently, at time if writing this I’ve only had the chance to use it for four days straight in 90 degree weather in a cabin so can’t speak to longevity- but if it dies I’ll fix and continue onward if company doesn’t stand behind their product. Also, to all the “my fridge arrived damaged” claims, my fridge arrived in perfect condition. Really impressed, really happy I bought it and I’ll let you know if that changes.

UPDATE AUGUST 2019 - Had a minor glitch with the fridge. Something odd was happening. It would work all weekend and then when I left and returned a week later it was OFF. I was fortunate that I hadn't left any food in there, just beer. It seemed as though the power cord was loose in the fridge so I thought it was either the cord was bad or the plug panel on the fridge was loose inside the fridge. Contacted the company and they were great. Fast response, helpful and they sent out a new power cord asap. In the meantime I took the panel off of the fridge (six screws) and pulled the wiring out and sure enough, there was a loose connection on the panel. Someone at the factory simply hadn't pushed the wire onto the connection all the way. Easy fix, closed the panel up and good to go for the past few months. Love the fridge. I keep it at about 40F (5C) when I am away and turn it down to zero or negative numbers when I am around so the beer is super cold. It will freeze water if you turn it down below freezing so watch out.
I am going to buy another smaller fridge for the back of my truck. I really like this fridge!

midea WHS-129C1 Single Door Chest Freezer, 3.5 Cubic Feet, White Review:

We've been using this freezer chest for several months now, and a couple of observations:
- It works as advertised, with no regrets or concerns
- It holds temperature well (measured with a digital thermometer placed inside)
- The dial-range adjustment is extreme, so I would recommend one purchases a separate thermometer and place it inside. That will allow you to accurately adjust for your desired temperature.
- The aluminum-lined insulated interior is not meant to withstand the weight of normal-weight-range Thanksgiving turkeys, so either pick another storage location, or place them more genitally then I had done. Yes, I've slightly dented the inside of the unit, but not so much to impact it's capability.

No regrets, as it allows me to store 3 LARGE turkey's purchased at low-cost during Thanksgiving, for later cooking and enjoyment for another 11 months. Wow!

Lastly, my electric bill has not seen any huge spike, so while I can't speak to a specific utility usage, it appears very efficient to me.

Arctic King Freezer (5.0 cu ft, Black) Review:

The size of this freezer is perfect to fit in the kitchen of my townhouse. My only concern is about the frost. I read it’s frost free, but some frost is building at the top edge of the freezer... but for the price, I’m pleased:)

Koolatron KTCF155 5 Cubic Foot (142 Liters) Chest Freezer with Adjustable Thermostat, White Review:

Great price, prompt delivery and it works very well. We are very satisfied with the freezer.

RCA FRF454-BLACK 5.1 Cubic Feet Chest Freezer Review:

Great price, prompt delivery and it works very well. We are very satisfied with the freezer.