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10 Best Upright & Chest Freezers for a Hot Garage in 2021

10 Best Upright & Chest Freezers for a Hot Garage in 2021

A luxury few people consider (but many people should) is a freezer in the garage. It’s a great place to keep items in bulk as well as bulkier items you don’t want to take up room in your kitchen refrigerator or freezer.

A Garage Freezer is a different storage species than your typical freezer, as a garage freezer must withstand the rigors of the seasons. Depending on the location, it may be spending months or even years in a hot garage. And when we say a hot garage, think blazing sun, August-afternoon, zero-air-circulation hot. So, if you’re looking for the most durable, all-around best freezers for your garage, we’ve put together a collection of models in different sizes and styles to fit your needs and your budget as well as fitting next to your car.

Here, just in time for summer, is Appliances Connection’s list of the Best Upright and Chest Freezers for a Hot Garage in 2021, and what they each have to offer…

Gladiator Garageworks GAFZ30FDGB

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PRICE: $999.00*

Measurements: 32“ W x 72” H x 32 “D

Capacity: 17.8 cu. ft.

This 33” Freestanding Upright Freezer from Gladiator aesthetically presents a surprisingly sleek black door and full hammered granite cabinet—not something you often see in a garage unit. But it’s looks are matched by its practical appeal—especially it is the industry’s only Step-to-Open Upright Freezer. When you’re carrying everything in one trip, a stainless-steel tread plate foot pedal lets you open the freezer door with a single step. Perfect for when you’re stocking up on many food items.

Favorite Features:

  • Lockable Casters – make movement easy with minimal effort
  • Heavy Duty Shelves – two adjustable full-depth heavy gauge wire shelves and one permanent full-width to handle any storage needs
  • Door Bins – four adjustable half-width, two fixed full-width
  • Reversible Door Hinge – for freedom of placement
  • Automatic Defrost – keeps annoying build up away
  • Interior Up-Front Controls – easy to access and program

GE FCM11PHWW

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PRICE: $639.00*

Measurements: 51“W x 33”H x 27”D

Capacity: 10.6 cu. ft.

GE’s 51” Chest Freezer will give you the storage space you need with enough niceties to give you peace of mind even in the hottest weather. The recessed handle means no aggravating bumping car doors on any outer hardware. And the three lift-out, sliding bulk storage baskets offer both the flexibility to organize and store items large or small, as well as unbeatable access for quickly grabbing your favorite foods. This will be helped by the interior lid lighting that illuminates the interior clearly.

Favorite Features:

  • Secure Lock – protects your food items from unintentional disturbances
  • Power "On" Light – lets you know the unit is operating
  • Adjustable Temperature Control – easy-to-use and access with a single dial
  • Upfront Defrost Water Drain – makes manually defrosting much simpler
  • Garage Ready – made to perform in temperatures from zero to 110 °F
  • Energy Star Certified – runs at optimum efficiency to save you money

Beko BUFR2715WH

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PRICE: $799.00 *

Measurements: 30“W x 75“H x 27“D

Capacity: 14.26 cu. ft.

The always energy efficient Beko has a 30” Freestanding Upright Freezer that operates off their Freeze Guard technology. The unit works in ambient temperatures between 5°F and 109°F without any loss of performance at any pre-set temperature, utilizing an inverter compressor and electronic control technology to keep the interior environment steady. And you can reorganize that interior with four removable drawers if you’re storing larger items such as turkeys and roasts.

Favorite Features:

  • LED Lighting – top mounted to illuminate the compartment clearly
  • LED Door Display – mounted on the exterior for easy monitoring and programming
  • Easy Open Handle – effortless access to your freezer contents
  • Flexible Storage – four drawers, two door bins, and four glass shelves
  • Frost Free Technology – prevents icy coverage

Frigidaire FFFU20F4VW

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PRICE: $949.00*

Measurements: 33“W x 71“H x 29“D

Capacity: 20 cu. ft.

Cooling storage mainstay Frigidaire deliver serious innovation at a quite relatable price with this 33” Freestanding Upright Counter Depth Freezer, not the least of which is their Power Outage Assurance that that keeps food frozen palatable for over two days in case of an electric shortage. And for consistent cooling, Frigidaire’s trademark EvenTemp Cooling System’s variable speed compressor constantly circulates cold air with smart sensing technology that adjusts air flow to maintain a uniform temperature throughout the freezer/

Favorite Features:

  • Flexible Organization – four adjustable, full-width glass shelves, a deep bottom basket, and five spacious door bins
  • Auto-Close Doors – ensure that your freezer is never left slightly open by mistake
  • Frost-Free Design – never worry about icy build-up again with a humidity-removing circulation
  • LED Lighting – ceiling mounted for complete coverage
  • Garage Ready – made to perform in temperatures ranging from zero to 110°F
  • Door Ajar/High Temp Alarm – lets you know if something is keeping the door open
  • More Capacity, Same Footprint – has greater capacity than a standard freezer of this size
  • Sabbath Mode – dims the lights for observances

GE FCM22DLWW

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PRICE: $997.00 *

Measurements: 74“W x 33“H x 33“D

Capacity: 21.6 cu. ft.

GE’s 74” Freestanding Chest Freezer takes top prize for its spacious interior, though it does have quite the footprint so make sure your garage has enough room to spare. The unit is Garage Ready is built to operate in extreme surrounding temperatures from zero to 110 °F, while offering plenty of storage versatility with five sliding bulk storage baskets to organize food for quick, easy access. And for even more flexible storage, a second rail allows you to glide the baskets at a different height to accommodate bulky, unusually shaped items.

  • Secure Lock – protects your food items from unintentional disturbances
  • Power "On" Light – lets you know the unit is operating
  • Adjustable Temperature Control – easily change temperature levels with a single twist of a dial
  • Water Drain – conveniently located to make defrosting easier
  • Garage Ready – made to perform in temperatures from zero to 110 °F
  • Energy Star Certified – saves on utilities while saving the environment
  • Eco-Friendly Refrigerant – this unit utilizes an alternative to harsh chemicals
  • Interior Lighting – installed under the lid for automatic illumination
  • Audible Temperature Alarm – lets you know if there’s a change in temperature

Samsung RZ11M7074SA

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PRICE: $715.10 *

Measurements: 24“W x 73“H x 27“D

Capacity: 11.4 cu. ft.

In the market for a durable freezer that doesn’t skimp on high-tech features? This

24” Freestanding Upright Counter Depth Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer from Samsung is what you want. In addition to offering a FlexZone option capable of switching the unit from freezer to fridge as you need, it has four removable crisper drawers and removeable/adjustable spill proof shelves and door bins for the ultimate storage flexibility. Not many units of this caliber offer such custom storage possibilities and modern innovations at such an appreciable price point.

Favorite Features:

  • Multi Vent Technology – even cooling on every shelf through back set vents
  • Power Freeze – maintains maximum fan speed for up to 50 hours for fast results
  • All-Around Cooling – checks the temperature continually and circulates air when needed
  • Child Lock – prevents the unit from being meddled with
  • Open Door Alarm – alerts you if the door is ajar
  • Up Front Display – easily accessible digital controls
  • LED Lighting – slim, efficiently distributed illumination
  • Reversible Door – expands your placement options
  • Energy Star Certified – offers long-term savings on your electric bills

Whynter FM62DZ

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PRICE: *

Measurements: 28“W x 21“H x 18“D

Capacity: 2.0 cu. ft.

This little 28” Outdoor Portable Chest Compact Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer unit from Whynter can handle the outdoors and is also self-sustaining enough for you to take it mobile, whether you’re going on a day trip or a road trip. But don’t mistake this unit for those far less effective battery-operated beverage “coolers”—this is a true freezer/refrigerator which cools between -6°F to 50°F. Even more impressive is the unit’s two separately controlled temperature zones, you can set either zone as a freezer and the other as a refrigerator or at any temperature you require. This is a little package with tons of portable potential.

Favorite Features:

  • Electrical Requirements – all you need is either a standard household 110 outlet or a 12 Volt power source, like an automotive battery
  • Internal Lighting – LED lights let you find what you need in the dark
  • LED Temperature Display – lets you know the degrees at a glance
  • Power Up – 8' AC power cord and 5' DC power cord are included
  • Battery Level Display – alerts you when you need to recharge
  • Removable Wire Baskets – for storage flexibility
  • Side Handles – just pick it up and go

Forte F21UFESWW

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PRICE: $1,207.34 *

Measurements: 33“W x 76“H x 28“D

Capacity: 21 cu. ft.

Right up there on the roomy interior scale is Forte’s large capacity 33” Freestanding Upright Convertible Refrigerator/Freezer. This garage-ready unit works in extreme heat or cold no matter you’re using it for long or short-term storage. While not loaded with too many fancy features, this model offers the maximum capacity with the minimal footprint, saving you floorspace in the garage. And with its reversible door, it can be placed in any corner or alcove.

Favorite Features:

  • No Frost Technology – prevents frost build-up on the inner walls, eliminating the need for defrosting
  • Fully Mobile – mount the unit on either adjustable legs or easy-rolling wheels
  • Spill Proof Glass Shelves – keep accidents from spreading
  • Temp/Door Alarm – helps keep food from spoiling
  • Celcius and Fahrenheit – switch between temperature measurements
  • LED Lighting – installed flush in the compartment ceiling

Summit SPFF51OS

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PRICE: $1,329.00 *

Measurements: 24“W x 34“H x 35“D

Capacity: 4.72 cu. ft.

As the lone true compact refrigerator on the list, Summit’s 24 Inch Outdoor Freestanding Upright Compact Freezer is weatherproofed for outdoor use and capable of standing up to extreme ambient temperatures. A stylish black interior houses a recessed LED light covering three adjustable chrome wire shelves with six levels to choose from, allowing you to customize and remove the racks to meet your current needs. And a handy frost-free system prevents any icy build up—so defrosting is no longer a concern!

Favorite Features:

  • Built-In Capable – can be installed flush and under counter
  • Digital Thermostat – brightly lit and up front for temperature checks
  • Fully Finished Cabinet – the unit’s looks match its performance
  • Factory Installed Lock – key included for security
  • 100% CFC Free – Chlorofluorocarbon free for clean operation

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CONCLUSION

As you can see, garage freezers come in innumerable configurations and sizes to match your needs and space availability. But they all offer a convenient and dependable backup for long-term supply storage. So if you’re thinking of adding a new food storage unit within easy reach, take a look at what Appliances Connection has to offer. And if you need some assistance, please contact our helpful customer service team—they’d be happy to from you.

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RELATED QUESTIONS

What is garage ready freezer?

A garage ready freezer is a unit that are built to operate in extreme temperatures both hot and cold without lesser performance.

Is it OK to put a freezer in the garage?

It’s perfectly OK to put a freezer in the garage, so long as your garage is insulated and climate-controlled. If it is not, you will want to look into a freezer that’s been specially designed to operate in the garage or out of doors.

Why does my garage freezer not work in the winter?

If your garage freezer does not work in the winter, it’s because the freezer thermostat is reading the surrounding environment at freezing temperature and shuts down—though the cold would have to be extreme for many modern garage freezers to stop working.