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Best Freezers

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Freezers

Best Freezers

We tested 34 freezers to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Freezer based on the following criteria:

  • Noise
  • Temperature performance
  • Energy cost/yr. ($)
  • Energy efficiency

Below lists the Freezers that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Freezer is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Freezers

Best Freezer for Noise

Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.


This Freezer which tested best for Noise has the following features: Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Consumer Reports measured (cu. ft.), Power on light, Interior light and HxWxD (in.).

Best Freezer for Temperature performance

Temperature performance combines results of several tests that measured how closely the manufacturer's recommended settings matched the ideal temperature at 0 degrees Fahrenheit and how well a model kept optimum temperatures in all parts of the freezer despite constant changes in room temperature ranging from 55 degrees Fahrenheit to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.


This Freezer which tested best for Temperature performance has the following features: Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Consumer Reports measured (cu. ft.), Power on light, Interior light and HxWxD (in.).

Best Freezer for Energy cost/yr. ($)

Estimated cost in dollars, based on the current year's average national electricity rate. Your cost will vary depending on the rate for electricity in your area.


This Freezer which tested best for Energy cost/yr. ($) has the following features: Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Consumer Reports measured (cu. ft.), Power on light, Interior light and HxWxD (in.).

Best Freezer for Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency reflects energy use for the usable volume (our measurement) based on average energy costs.


This Freezer which tested best for Energy efficiency has the following features: Claimed capacity (cu. ft.), Consumer Reports measured (cu. ft.), Power on light, Interior light and HxWxD (in.).