When Freezers Are Sold Out, Consider a Second Refrigerator
Top-freezer fridges offer the same amount of frozen-food storage space as a small chest freezer
If you’ve tried to buy a freezer during the past month, you’re probably all too aware that it’s almost impossible to find one.
“The last six weeks saw significant panic buying of freezers,” says Nish Suvarnakar, Consumer Reports’ market analyst for refrigerators and freezers. “What makes it worse is that retailers haven't been able to replenish their stock with new models, which don't arrive until the middle of summer.”
Consumer Reports searched for freezers at a host of national, regional, and online-only retailers, including AJ Madison, BrandsMart USA, Best Buy, Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, P.C. Richard & Son, and Sears. Though we found a handful of models still available at AJ Madison and Best Buy, most freezers were listed as either out of stock or backordered to late May into August.