- How to choose the right Freezer on Klarstein
- Main differences of Chest Freezers and Upright Freezers
- How does a Freezer work efficiently?
- Energy class and consumption of a Chest Freezer
How to choose the right Freezer on Klarstein
Almost all modern fridges generally have a freezer. Yet, especially when you have a large family, the chances are that you will end up with an overflowing freezer, especially after a large shopping spree or with leftovers. That's why an extra freezer, in addition to your fridge freezer, is a smart way to stop worrying about where to store your food and solve the problem once and for all. In the freezing process, food reaches very low temperatures, the water turns to ice, and in this way, food retains its nutritional values. Once you have decided to buy an additional freezer, which one should you go for?
The market offers several solutions that vary in terms of freezing system, interior space division and energy class. When it comes to freezers, there are two main types: upright freezers and chest freezers. Each has its characteristics, and before buying, it is important to evaluate the space you have available at home. On Klarstein, you find a wide range of freezers for sale, from small freezers and small chest freezers to upright freezers and table top freezers, all of which with a reduced footprint and an innovative design, ideal for your home and leisure time.
Main differences of Chest Freezers and Upright Freezers
The structure of an upright freezer is that of a traditional freezer. The front door opens from left to right or vice versa and can be fit into a modular kitchen. It is possible to fit it concealed inside a niche or opt for a freestanding model. A small freezer can also be placed under the worktop, like a washing machine. The interior is generally divided into a variable number of shelves and containers. It can also be organised into handy drawers that allow easy separation of food while limiting the space inside the upright freezer.
The specificity of a chest freezer or horizontal freezer is that you can open it through the upper lid, raising and moving it from below upwards. There are no compartments inside, so it is common to equip it with grid baskets that can be moved as needed. It is designed to be easily transported, which is why a chest freezer is equipped with wheels or rollers. Due to its larger size, it is usually placed in utility rooms and cellars, away from heat sources and windows.
How does a Freezer work efficiently?
The operating principle of a chest freezer is like that of a fridge freezer. Through a pump, the cooling liquid flows through an independent circuit positioned vertically in the walls, extracting heat from the inside and releasing it to the outside via a heat exchange grid. To avoid the formation of frost and ice on the walls, a no frost freezer is equipped with a mechanism allowing the control and limitation of internal humidity by circulating air. In addition to avoiding cluttering up the internal space with excess ice, in the event of a sudden power failure, therefore, the melting of the ice, and the consequent formation of puddles of water will be avoided. A static freezer (without no frost technology) will have to be defrosted at least once a year to function properly.
Chest freezers also use a circuit based on the cooling liquid, and the quality of freezing inside the chamber is similar. The coldest area is near the walls and bottom, where the gas passes through, and in the central part, the cold spreads by conduction once the sump is filled. The opening system through the upper lid ensures energy saving. Whereas in an upright freezer every time you open the door you cause dispersion of cold air, as it is heavier it always tends to go downwards. In a chest freezer this inconvenience is minimised, allowing the temperature always to be kept low even when opened.
Generally, upright freezers have a smaller capacity than chest freezers, which is why the latter is often preferred in the commercial sector. Larger appliances can achieve a capacity of up to 500 litres, whereas larger upright freezers are unlikely to exceed 300 litres. The upright freezers you'll find on Klarstein fall into these two categories, but they're designed for domestic use and are therefore all relatively small, with capacities of between 30 and 200 litres, depending on the model you choose.
Energy class and consumption of a Chest Freezer
As a freezer, chest freezer or upright freezer is working 24 hours a day, although the thermostat regulates the temperature by switching off the motor when it is low enough, it is important to invest in a device with a good efficiency class to cut consumption and operating costs. The fundamental parameter for the choice is the energy class, which is indicated by letters ranging from A+++ to D. Comparing a chest freezer and one of simple class A, the bill’s differences can be relevant.
Another factor to consider is the outdoor environment in which the small freezer will be used. This is where the climate class comes in, which divides models into classes suitable for specific types of climates. Freezers in climate class T - or tropicalised - can operate at outside temperatures of between 10°C and 43°C, ensuring optimum food conservation. In comparison, those in class SN are more limited and operate up to a maximum of 32°C.
On Klarstein there are various models of upright freezers, chest freezers, table top freezers and small freezers for sale. Additionally, all our products come with a two-year warranty and free shipping, as well as a 60-day return policy.