Best Freezers for $600 or Less
A small investment in a freezer can mean big savings in your food budget
Whether you’re feeding a big family or you do your grocery shopping in bulk, you can quickly overwhelm the freezer compartment of your fridge if you stock up on frozen foods. A stand-alone freezer can help, and you don’t need to spend a lot to get a good one.
“You can expect to pay $400 to $700 for a decent chest freezer and $500 to $800 for a good upright freezer,” says Nish Suvarnakar, the analyst who covers the freezer market at Consumer Reports.
Below, we’ve rounded up six chest and upright freezers that perform well in our tests and cost $600 or less. (The range of prices you see are what’s offered at various retailers.)
Uprights have a smaller footprint and are easier to organize than chest freezers, but they tend to cost more.
These models tend to cost less than uprights and have more usable space, but they can be a challenge to organize.