Refrigerator and freezer columns are increasingly popular ways of giving one's kitchen an integrated, seamless appearance. If you need to store a lot of frozen food, a dedicated freezer column can provide you with the space you need, while complementing a column refrigerator that may be larger or smaller, depending on your family's food shopping habits. To find just the right column freezer for your needs, check out this list of our expert picks for the best 36-in. column freezers of 2021.
This Energy Star certified unit provides you with a full 18.8 cu. ft. of storage space for your frozen foods, allowing you to stock up on all your favorites. Set it up to blend seamlessly with your kitchen decor through the use of a custom panel. Grab whatever you need from the freezer quickly and easily, thanks to FullView storage drawers that pull out completely. Freeze your food extra fast with the RapidCool loading function, which can lower the temperature to as little as 0.4°F for quick chilling after loading your groceries after shopping. Other perks of this column freezer include an ice maker, water filter, door and temperature alarm, and a helpful ClearView lighting system. This unit is also RemoteVision capable, allowing Miele to consistently monitor your freezer's functions to ensure it is operating without fault.
If you tend to freeze more than the average amount of food, you may want to consider this German-engineered Liebherr unit from the Monolith Series, which offers an impressive 22.6 cu. ft. of capacity. SuperQuiet technology keeps the noise level low, while the SuperFrost feature makes it a snap to freeze your food and quickly seal in nutrients. Advanced SmartDevice compatibility allows you to interact with your freezer from anywhere through your smartphone. You can even check what ingredients you have on hand and order any that you might be missing using voice recognition technology. Control the freezer with ease through the simple, intuitive touch-control panel. InfinityLight LED side wall lighting can be adjusted to taste and will help save on your power bill.
This Vario 400 Series freezer from Gaggenau provides a sold 19.4 cu. ft. of space for your frozen food needs behind a seamlessly integrated panel ready design. The unit's high-end TFT touch display makes it quick and easy to change temperature, lighting, and other settings. And if you're not in the kitchen, or not even at home, never fear: with WiFi integration, you can interact with the freezer from anywhere through your smartphone. No-Frost technology allows you to freeze your food extra fast, at -22°F. Glare-free LED lighting makes it easy to see what you've stored while helping you feel good about doing your part for the environment. The unit also includes a handy ice dispenser that can produce nearly three pounds of ice in just 24 hours.
This Energy Star certified unit from the Contemporary Series offers a robust 21.4 cu. ft. of storage space. With a SteelCool™ stainless steel interior finish, beautiful glass shelves, and interior LED lighting, the freezer adds a modern look to your kitchen decor even with the door open. A hidden control panel also keeps appearances sleek by emerging into view only when it's needed. Got your hands full? No problem, thanks to Dacor's Push-to-Open™ door assist system, which uses easy open technology to push the door out, so you don't have to pull. Dual icemakers are great for parties, providing you with both regular ice cubes and slower melting cocktail ice. Above all, PreciseCooling™ Technology minimizes temperature fluctuations to maintain food freshness and preserve flavor.
This Energy Star certified unit from the Freedom Series offers a solid 19.4 cu. ft. of capacity behind your own custom exterior thanks to a panel ready construction. An easy-to-use TFT touch screen display allows you to change the freezer's settings whenever you need to, and its Cool Air Flow feature evenly distributes cold air, so your food stays fresh as long as possible. Thermador's Theater Lighting also helps you see what you've got stored without producing excess heat. You're sure to impress your guests with this freezer, which has an extra large drawer for ice storage and is capable of producing both standard ice and diamond-shaped ice for cocktails. What's more, the Open Door Assist feature makes it a snap for you or a guest to open the freezer door without pulling, if one of you happens to have your hands full. And if accidentally left open, a Door Open Alarm will alert you before your food spoils.
What is a column freezer?
A column freezer is a built-in unit that serves only as a freezer. It is often paired with a column refrigerator, which may be the same or a different size depending on your individual storage needs.
How long do freezers last?
With regular care and maintenance, freezers generally last 10-12 years.