Freezer shopping checklist

Buying a freezer? Make sure you run through this list of important features to check for

A stand-alone freezer. (Image credit: Haier)

A stand-alone freezer. (Image credit: Haier)


Transporting a freezer is hard work, so it’s usually worth getting someone else to do the heavy lifting for you. Ask the store about their delivery fees.

Warranty and return policy

This information is useful in case there are any faults – ask the appropriate questions before making your purchase.


Many freezers have thermostats that allow you to adjust the freezer’s temperature to suit your needs. Some newer models have external dials and digital controls, while some side-by-side models include drawers that can be controlled separately.


Find out how much noise you can expect from internal fans, motors, and automatic timers before you make your purchase.

Special features

Many special features are available including auto fast-freeze, adaptive defrosting or daily usage monitoring technology, interior freezer lights, power indicators, reversible doors, adjustable thermostats and child-safety locks.

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