A freezer can be a wonderful investment in your home. By getting one, you free up kitchen space and increase the room available for refrigeration, while also increasing the efficiency of your kitchen. With so many models to choose from, finding the most energy efficient freezer can be difficult, though. That's why we've compiled a list of the three most energy efficient freezers of 2021, all of which are ENERGY STAR® certified to save you energy and money.
The Forté F14UFESWW is a versatile, easily adjustable freestanding freezer with 13.5 cu. ft. of capacity. At 28 in. wide, it's the most compact freezer on this list, making it perfect for smaller spaces. Its Multi-Air Flow System keeps your food fresh longer by recirculating air through the entire cavity, not just a single part of it. Its five glass shelves are easy to move and replace, allowing you to set the freezer up for any configuration you want. Meanwhile, No Frost technology prevents frost buildup before it happens, completely eliminating the need for manual defrosting. (As a bonus, this same technology has the benefit of reducing odor transfer between foods.) The freezer has five temperature settings, allowing you to convert it to a refrigerator when needed, and its fully reversible hinges ensure it will fit in any space in your home.
The BUFR2715WH is a spacious, sleek freestanding freezer by Beko, and one of the most energy efficient freezers you can buy. At 30 in. wide, it fits into most cutouts, while its 14.26 cu. ft. capacity can hold nearly anything you want to put in it. It uses Freeze Guard technology such as electronic controls and an inverter compressor to work in ambient temperatures between 5° F and 109° F without failing. This makes it ideal for places in your home with extreme temperatures, such as the basement and garage. The removable drawers and four fully adjustable glass shelves add flexibility to your storage, while interior LED lighting illuminates all your food brightly and evenly. It even has an external LED display so you can monitor the status of your freezer without opening it.
Coming from the Monolith Series, the Liebherr MF3651 is by far the largest and most spacious freezer on our list. It has 22.6 cu. ft. of capacity while coming in at 36 in. wide, allowing it to hold just about any food you need to store. It has German-engineered SuperQuiet technology that reduces noise to barely a whisper. SuperFrost technology kick-starts the compressor to quickly freeze freshly added food, locking in nutrients and reducing spoilage, while the SoftSystem doors eliminate the risk of slamming even when the door is fully loaded (and it can hold up to 79 lbs. of weight). The MF3651 also comes with an intuitive 2.4-in. InfinitySwipe control panel that allows you to control your freezer while barely lifting a finger. Or if you prefer, the Monolith Series comes with a SmartDeviceBox that can integrate your freezer with your smartphone or tablet, allowing you to activate these features from anywhere in your home. It even has internal cameras so you can see what items you need to buy and voice recognition to help you order those foods.
Are Energy Star freezers worth it?
ENERGY STAR® freezers are always a good idea, since a freezer works 24/7 to keep your food frozen and therefore you can't turn it off to save energy.
Do freezers work more efficiently when full?
Yes, freezers are more efficient when their cavities are full of food. This is because the food holds the cold in and helps keep everything else inside the fridge at the proper temperature.