UK buyers looking for a highly effective, large-size chest freezer with a great energy rating – one that also freezes food to perfection – should look no further. The Lec CF200LW fits the bill nicely.
The Lec CF200LW has dimensions of 83 cm (H) x 96 cm (W) x 56.2 cm (D) and an internal capacity of 197 litres. It has a counterbalanced lid for easy access and although lacking in features such as fast freeze, it does come with a high temperature alert, ample space, an ice cube tray and a handy basket for items you need to get to quickly. Overall, though, it’s extremely easy to access and its spacious interior is perfect for large items such as joints of meat and big containers.
It has a four-star freezer rating which makes it a highly capable performer, with a freezing capacity of 14kg in 24 hours – which is well above average. It also maintains temperatures regardless of the outside environment, so whether you’re in the middle of a cold snap or a heatwave, your food will be perfectly frozen regardless. However, if you’re unfortunate enough to experience a power cut you’ve got a mere five hours of agonising before your food starts to turn, so if you live in an area prone to outages this might not be the freezer for you.
This model generates 42 decibels of noise – which is below average for a freezer. That’s about as loud as the ambient sound of a library or birdsong in your garden. Finally with an A + energy rating the Lec CF200LW will help the environment while also helping your bank balance.
- Quick freezing
- Maintains low temperatures well
- Cheap to buy and run
- Requires manual defrost
- Power failure safe storage of just 5 hours
- Not many features
Why you should buy it:
This is a cheap and cheerful chest freezer with a great energy rating. It’s not an all singing and all dancing model but it freezes brilliantly and provides superb value for money.