Chest Freezers are wide, large capacity freezers which can usually hold between 200 litres and 400 litres of frozen food. They are often too large for the standard size kitchen and many people who like to keep in large stocks of frozen food or freeze large quantities of home-cooked food use them as a second overspill freezer in the utility room or garage. Due to their relatively wide dimensions they are often more suitable than standard size freezers for bulky items.
Upright freezers are freezers which are narrower and often taller than chest freezers and they are usually installed in the kitchen or utility room. They may not be as suitable for bulkier food as chest freezers but they can be placed in smaller spaces. Upright freezers have varying capacities depending on the height.
Frost free freezers are equipped with technology which prevents the build up of ice, which means that there is no need to manually defrost the freezer.
A deep freezer is a generic term for a freezer which keeps food at temperatures below freezing point and this term applies to all modern freezers.
Display freezers are commercial freezers used in shops in restaurants. They can be used for various products such as ice cream and other frozen food and come in a range of sizes such as chest display freezers, upright display freezers and counter top display freezers.
Table top freezers are small freezers which sit on the kitchen work top. They have a much smaller capacity than a regular freezer, often 100 litres or less but are suitable for smaller households or as a secondary freezer.
Under counter freezers are designed to be placed under the kitchen worktop and they can be freestanding or integrated into the kitchen units. They have a much smaller capacity than upright freezers, usually around 100 litres, and many users choose to place them side by side with an under-counter fridge. Most under counter freezers are 84 or 85 cm high and can vary in width.
Integrated freezers are integrated or built into the kitchen units. They are covered by a fascia or door which matches the kitchen units and are therefore hidden from view.
Mini freezers are small capacity freezers suitable for small households. Some of the smaller mini freezers are portable and suitable for use in caravans or on boats.
Tall freezers are upright freezers which are narrower and taller than chest freezers. They are more suitable to be placed in kitchens than chest freezers due to the size but they are less convenient if you wish to freeze bulky items of food.
Small freezers are freezers which are smaller than the standard size. The term small freezer can cover everything from mini portable freezers suitable for caravanning and boating to the slightly larger under-counter or table top freezers which are suitable for kitchen use.
Under counter frost free freezers are freezers, usually 84 cm or 85 cm high, which are designed to be installed under the kitchen work top and which do not need to be defrosted as there is no build up of ice.
Upright frost free freezers are freezers which are narrower than chest freezers and which have frost free technology, meaning that they do not need to be defrosted as there is no build up of ice. They are suitable to be installed in most kitchens due to the narrow width but are not suitable for some bulkier items of food such as large turkeys or pizzas.
Slimline freezers are freezers which are narrower than standard freezers. Unlike other appliance types such as dishwashers, freezer manufacturers do not usually advertise their freezers as slimline and as freezers come in varying widths, it is usually a case of just comparing widths across models.
Portable freezers are very small capacity freezers which are suitable for occasional use as a back-up freezer in the home or in caravans, boats and holiday homes.
Built in freezers are integrated freezers which are concealed with the kitchen units by a door or panel which matches the kitchen units and many people choose built in freezers as they prefer a uniform look.
Compact freezers are small freezers which can vary in size from small portable freezers to slightly larger table top freezers, it is just a generic term for a freezer which is suitable for use in smaller spaces.
Tall frost free freezers are upright freezers which are narrower and taller than the high capacity chest freezers. Most users install tall frost free freezers in their kitchen and they have a larger capacity than under counter freezers. Tall frost free freezers can be freestanding or integrated into the kitchen units.
Small upright freezers are freezers which are narrower than chest freezers but smaller than tall upright freezers. They are often under counter freezers, around 84 to 85 cm tall, which are designed to sit beneath the kitchen worktop but it is a generic term which can apply to most small or compact freezers.
Built in under freezers are freezers which are integrated into the kitchen units and are installed under the work top. They are hidden by an integrated door which matches the kitchen units.