For some, the freezer compartment in your average fridge isn’t enough. Standalone freezers offer a lot more space, and are ideal if you like cooking a lot in advance, or would like to do a single, large weekly or monthly shop and then freeze and forget.
This simple, to-the-point freezer buying guide will help you make an informed purchase.
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Freezers come in two basic styles—chest freezers and upright freezers. Here are some pointers to help you choose.
Chest freezers open upwards and have a horizontal layout. Dividers and hanging baskets are used to arrange your items inside the appliance. Chest freezers are great at protecting your food from freezer burn, and are energy efficient. In terms of pricing, they are also very convenient.
Upright, or vertical, freezers have a layout similar to classic fridges—one or more front doors opening towards you, with horizontal shelves inside them. Vertical freezers provide a simple, straight-forward way to organise your frozen items. They also take up little floor space, so you can fit them in smaller rooms, too.
Freezers come in mini, or compact sizes, too. An over or under-counter appliance might be just what you need, if space availability is a big issue for you.
Given their compact size, they are super easy to fit in to your existing layout.
One of the first decisions you’ll have to make is between a static and a no-frost (or fan-assisted) freezer.
Here are the key points to bear in mind:
Static freezers use the natural motion of air to cool down the items in the appliance. Cold plates or coils in the rear of the fridge keep the temperature from rising. If ice is formed, the static freezer will defrost, draining away excess water.
No-Frost technology uses a fan to circulate the air inside the freezer, providing the ideal environment for storing your food. The cool air flowing from the fan ensures that the temperature of any new items placed inside the freezer will drop quickly and efficiently, keeping them fresher, for longer.
Time to pull out the tape measure. Before purchasing your freezer, make sure you’ve sized up the space you have available. Given the different types of freezers on the market, their sizes vary considerably, so it’s best to plan carefully ahead.
Oh, and don’t forget to measure the width and height of the doors in your house! You wouldn’t want to receive your shiny new appliance, only to discover it can’t get through the front door!
From fresh to frozen in minutes.
Placing a new food item in your Indesit freezer?
The Super Freeze function quickly lowers the inside temperature of your appliance, to ensure your food is frozen as fast as possible, helping it preserve its nutritional values, taste and texture.
Your food is in good hands.
The Indesit Temperature Control function constantly monitors the inside temperature of your appliance, to ensure the best possible freezing environment for your food.
If the temperature were to rise above acceptable levels, Temperature Control will alert you by sounding an audio alert.