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Topic # 128705 20-Aug-2013 20:19
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Hey guys,

Looking for a small chest freezer.  Has anyone tried the Warehouse freezers?

I guess all I need in a freezer is reliability and low energy consumption.  What more is there with a freezer?  From Pricespy (which doesn't have the warehouse freezers) it seems the smaller a freezer is the less power it uses.  Makes sense.  I would have also assumed that cheaper freezers use more power, but this doesn't seem to be the case, according to pricespy.

So:  Does anyone know whether the warehouse freezers use much power or if they are reliable?  Anyone regret a purchase?

Thinking about this one (although I like the stand up freezers the have, which are much more expensive):

150L fr $319
http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/catalog/product/Chest-Freezer-150L?SKU=1193425

Cheers guys

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  Reply # 881795 20-Aug-2013 20:33
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So far so good, had a 150L one for a year and a bit, goes fine, no issues, power usage is about 25kWh/month, so not super efficient but certainly in-line with the rating (I think it was rated at 310kWh/year) and not terrible either, so can't complain. Not sure if it's the same model as the current ones they have.




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  Reply # 881826 20-Aug-2013 21:18
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I have one (can't remember it is a 150L or 200L model) since 2008. Works great, I am still using it.

One thing to note. When the chest freezer was brand new, it was very hard to open it after closing when it is cold inside. I did some research and what happen is that it creates a vacuum / low pressure inside the frezzer once the warm air sucked from outside was cooled.

So that was normal, just need to remind yourself you might need to wait for quite sometime before being able to open it again. Unless you have very strong muscle.

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