Best Upright Freezers in 2020



297370602 Freezer Electronic Control Assembly Genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Part White Review:


 Like so many others here, a power outage completely killed my Kenmore freezer. No sound at all was coming from the thing. I thought for sure I would have a costly replacement. Did a bit of research and found that there is a high likelihood this was all that was needed. With Amazons easy return policy, I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a try.

The posts that say 5 minute install are exaggerating in my opinion. It took no longer than 2 minutes! I am including a video just so you can see how absurdly easy this is. You don't even need the tool shown in the video, any metal spatula will do the trick, as it pops out so easily! If you can plug in a USB thumb drive, you have all the experience needed for this.

It instantly fixed my freezer. When I plugged it back in, it was humming exactly as if nothing had ever been wrong. It is crazy to me that a mere temperature controller could render the entire freezer as silent as the grave, but all is well that ends well!



COSTWAY Compact Upright Freezer - 1.1 CU FT Capacity- Single Door Size with Reversible Stainless Steel Door - Adjustable Removable Shelves Review:


 I like the size. My fridge freezer doesn't have much room. So I ordered this one. The freezer is packed in a box, inside another box. No dents, scratches or damage. I put a cup of water in it to see how long it would take it to freeze. I waited for awhile and it was frozen.There is a lot of room in it too. It actually stores more food than expected! The door action is very well made and stays secure very well when closed. I highly recommend it.



Euhomy Mini Freezer Countertop, Energy Star 1.1 Cubic Feet Single Door Compact Upright Freezer with Reversible Stainless Steel Door(Silver) Review:


We have a small kitchenette, but love cooking and different cuisines, so we need a lot more storage than we have, hence this small beauty.
Though small, it can easily fit a 22" pecan pie, some french baguettes, a couple large loaves of bread, and some fruits, all spaciously, so no squeezing or spilling anything.
The drawer rack is removable.
The door can be fixed to open on either size too, which means we can use this little guy in our next place etc (we move often).
The temperature is adjustable, as in most appliances.
The only thing I would change is the price, it's 10 dollars more than I'd hope, however for a changeable door (as we never know what our next apartment will look like) I think it's a great deal and that sole feature makes this stand above most other options.
The fact it reached, well boxed, a week earlier than initially thought was just icing on the cake!



EdgeStar CMF151L-1 1.1 Cu. Ft. Medical Freezer with Lock - White Review:


This little freezer gets super cold! Just three hours after plugging it in, the temp on my regular thermometer was buried past the maximum -20F marker and the digital thermometer read -32.8F. This is a great little freezer for doing botanical extractions. Will keep your alcohol and material super cold to prevent picking up unwanted waxes and lipids in your extraction.

UPDATE - The specs for this freezer are definitely wrong or are for the normal setting. After 24 hours I got a reading of -40.5F inside the freezer on the maximum temperature setting.



Whynter CUF-210SS Energy Star Upright Freezer, 2.1 Cubic Feet Review:


Can't believe how LARGE this is- more than enough for my needs (I'd estimate large enough to hold at least a month's worth of frozen food). Glad I didn't get the 3 cubic feet one. It holds MUCH more than the photo (or video) suggests (more below). Well-packed, in perfect shape. Indeed, as the instructions assert, if the freezer isn't level the door doesn't stay closed. I'd never done this before, have poor manual dexterity and it took me quite a while to adjust the feet on each side, using a level horizontally and vertically (checking the side to side tilt and the front-to-back). It wasn't difficult, but it required time and patience. The instructions say turn each foot (two at the front corners) to the right to lower, to the left to raise, which confused me a bit but it translates to counter-clockwise to lower, clockwise to raise. Once I finally got it level (I have a wonky surface in my travel trailer), the door closed tight. At one point I tried locking the door with the key and THAT did the trick, so if it ever becomes an issue (like when traveling) nice to have a surefire method for ensuring that the door remains closed.

Note- I got it all situated, THEN read the part about initially setting the temperature knob to 5, the highest it will go, so had to pull it out again and set it (see photo of the back- the white round dial on the left). SO, all ready to go, plugged it in, and put in an ice cube tray of water. It took less than TWO hours to freeze solid! (I read reviews of other freezers that said it took overnight for ice to freeze initially).

To give you an idea of what can fit in the freezer (I experimented), it can hold 39 full-size Banquet TV dinners + 2 smaller packages, like Lean Cuisines, + 4 small frozen juice containers + 8 smallish burritos, like Don Jose's. I've checked repeatedly, and regarding a large bag of ice, there's none of that slightly melting and then re-freezing again, which results in ice that's congealed cubes and requires an icepick (my house fridge does that). Ice cubes remain frozen solid and separate, and ice cream is as hard as a rock, the way I like it.

[UPDATE: The thing about the ice not slightly melting I've found is only true if you keep the ice on the bottom shelf. If you place it on the top shelf it does slightly melt, requiring an ice pick. But ice cream kept on the top shelf is always rock hard, as is other frozen food, so it seems the effect is slight and of little consequence, my house fridge/freezer does the same thing. I've kept chicken, fish, etc. frozen on the top shelf for months at a time, no ill effects whatsoever and cooks up fresh. Also, for what it's worth, we had a power outage of 10 hours and everything still seemed to be frozen solid. After five months of use still LOVE the freezer.]

I was unable to upload the video of the freezer from the Whynter site for some reason, you can go there to see it (but it also shows those little containers/cartons of Haagen Dazs-type icecream, which don't provide an accurate impression of how MUCH it holds). You can also download the owner's manual (note: the freezer is listed under refrigerators, for some reason). FYI, the owner's manual states that the freezer draws 75 watts, .88 amps. It comes with a small paper sticker on the front that removes easily after soaking for a few minutes with dishwashing lotion. So quiet, you can barely tell when it's running. And it's BEAUTIFUL. Couldn't be happier with this freezer! If it malfunctions or dies I'll update my review.



Whynter Black CUF-301BK 3.0 cu. ft. Energy Star Upright Freezer with Lock Review:


Can't believe how LARGE this is- more than enough for my needs (I'd estimate large enough to hold at least a month's worth of frozen food). Glad I didn't get the 3 cubic feet one. It holds MUCH more than the photo (or video) suggests (more below). Well-packed, in perfect shape. Indeed, as the instructions assert, if the freezer isn't level the door doesn't stay closed. I'd never done this before, have poor manual dexterity and it took me quite a while to adjust the feet on each side, using a level horizontally and vertically (checking the side to side tilt and the front-to-back). It wasn't difficult, but it required time and patience. The instructions say turn each foot (two at the front corners) to the right to lower, to the left to raise, which confused me a bit but it translates to counter-clockwise to lower, clockwise to raise. Once I finally got it level (I have a wonky surface in my travel trailer), the door closed tight. At one point I tried locking the door with the key and THAT did the trick, so if it ever becomes an issue (like when traveling) nice to have a surefire method for ensuring that the door remains closed.

Note- I got it all situated, THEN read the part about initially setting the temperature knob to 5, the highest it will go, so had to pull it out again and set it (see photo of the back- the white round dial on the left). SO, all ready to go, plugged it in, and put in an ice cube tray of water. It took less than TWO hours to freeze solid! (I read reviews of other freezers that said it took overnight for ice to freeze initially).

To give you an idea of what can fit in the freezer (I experimented), it can hold 39 full-size Banquet TV dinners + 2 smaller packages, like Lean Cuisines, + 4 small frozen juice containers + 8 smallish burritos, like Don Jose's. I've checked repeatedly, and regarding a large bag of ice, there's none of that slightly melting and then re-freezing again, which results in ice that's congealed cubes and requires an icepick (my house fridge does that). Ice cubes remain frozen solid and separate, and ice cream is as hard as a rock, the way I like it.

[UPDATE: The thing about the ice not slightly melting I've found is only true if you keep the ice on the bottom shelf. If you place it on the top shelf it does slightly melt, requiring an ice pick. But ice cream kept on the top shelf is always rock hard, as is other frozen food, so it seems the effect is slight and of little consequence, my house fridge/freezer does the same thing. I've kept chicken, fish, etc. frozen on the top shelf for months at a time, no ill effects whatsoever and cooks up fresh. Also, for what it's worth, we had a power outage of 10 hours and everything still seemed to be frozen solid. After five months of use still LOVE the freezer.]

I was unable to upload the video of the freezer from the Whynter site for some reason, you can go there to see it (but it also shows those little containers/cartons of Haagen Dazs-type icecream, which don't provide an accurate impression of how MUCH it holds). You can also download the owner's manual (note: the freezer is listed under refrigerators, for some reason). FYI, the owner's manual states that the freezer draws 75 watts, .88 amps. It comes with a small paper sticker on the front that removes easily after soaking for a few minutes with dishwashing lotion. So quiet, you can barely tell when it's running. And it's BEAUTIFUL. Couldn't be happier with this freezer! If it malfunctions or dies I'll update my review.



Whynter CUF-110B Energy Star 1.1 Cubic Feet Upright Freezer with Lock, Black Review:


Bought this freezer to supplement the freezer in my RV fridge. Space is a premium in a camper so the size of this unit is just right. We have used it for a year now and are very satisfied with it. We made a round trip to Alaska and used it for food items going up and salmon on the trip back. The only time we had AC electric when we were in a park overnight. Most days, it was without power for at least 8 hours. No problem! Everything stayed frozen and safe. One time, we had to overnight at WalMart and did not have power. I did not open it until we were ar an RV Park the second day and had power. Everything was still hard frozen. If I could give it 6 stars, I would! I had planned on using an inverter to power it off the batteries while driving each day, but it would not work on the 1000 water inverter I have. Something about the sine wave from the inverter not being compatible with what the freezer requires. Still a great unit for my use.



Whynter CUF-112SS 1.1 cu. ft. Energy Star Upright Lock-Stainless Steel Freezer, Cubic Feet Review:


Bought this freezer to supplement the freezer in my RV fridge. Space is a premium in a camper so the size of this unit is just right. We have used it for a year now and are very satisfied with it. We made a round trip to Alaska and used it for food items going up and salmon on the trip back. The only time we had AC electric when we were in a park overnight. Most days, it was without power for at least 8 hours. No problem! Everything stayed frozen and safe. One time, we had to overnight at WalMart and did not have power. I did not open it until we were ar an RV Park the second day and had power. Everything was still hard frozen. If I could give it 6 stars, I would! I had planned on using an inverter to power it off the batteries while driving each day, but it would not work on the 1000 water inverter I have. Something about the sine wave from the inverter not being compatible with what the freezer requires. Still a great unit for my use.