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The 7 Best Upright Freezers for 2023

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Jan 3, 2023 11:30 AM 


An upright freezer has a small footprint and keeps all of your items organized. If you tend to "lose" items in a chest freezer or hate digging through layers of frozen goods, an upright freezer might be for you. If you're in the market for a new upright freezer, take a look at our reviews of the best upright freezer models of 2023! They're numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order.

NOTE: As of January 2023, our recommendations remain unchanged since the last time this post was updated in February2022.



Upright Freezers

Should You Buy a Frost Free Freezer? - Pros & Cons vs Manual Defrost

Posted by Bob Allaire on Feb 1, 2021 8:00 AM 


If you are shopping for a new refrigerator, you may be wondering what a frost free refrigerator is. "Frost free" is a term that has been used in the refrigerator industry for decades. Terms like "automatic defrost," "frostless," or "no-frost" all refer to the same technology. Many older style refrigerators and some modern mini refrigerators and freezer-only units require manual defrost.

Frost buildup on the coils in the freezer can impair the unit's ability to keep things cool. It can prevent the door from sealing properly and give your frozen foods an unpleasant "freezer" flavor. Manual defrost freezers need to be cleaned out 1-2 times a year and allowed to sit for 2-3 hours so the frost can melt. This is not a chore that everyone enjoys... or will actually do! 


Refrigerators Upright Freezers

Garage Ready Freezer - Best Upright Models

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Dec 23, 2020 9:00 AM 


So you're looking for a garage ready upright freezer. Options are limited, and it can get confusing when you're trying to research your options online - a freezer may get tagged as a "garage ready" model by a website or search engine simply because people have left reviews stating that they have installed it in a garage. In mild climates where the temperature never drops below 40 °F or rises above 90 °F or so, it's possible to grab any old freezer and stick it in the garage (although this tends to void the manufacturer's warranty). However, if you're contending with freezing winters, it's not so easy.


GE Appliances Upright Freezers

Typical Freezer Dimensions & Sizes

Posted by Jeff Allaire on Apr 13, 2020 2:16 PM 


If you're looking for a ballpark estimate of the dimensions of upright or chest freezers, you're in the right place! Maybe you need to fit your new freezer through a narrow doorway or have other limitations on the dimensions. Although the overall size can vary, we hope this will give you a basic idea of how much space different freezer sizes will take up.


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