Last Updated: May 19, 2023 @ 10:33 am.

What is the best deep freezer? We asked our parent readers for their real-world experiences with deep freezers. We took their top picks and then did another 7 hours of research, comparing quality and durability. Here are the ones we recommend.

FYI: We've been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don't take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported!

Best Small Deep Freezer

Perfect for condo or apartment
Loved this quiet and easy to use deep freezer—and yes, there is a power light on the front to show you it is working. It is pricey, but brand has a good reputation.

Check on Amazon

Best Small Deep Freezer: hOmeLabs 3.5 Cubic Feet Chest Freezer

If you have a small condo or apartment, you may not have room for the most popular size for deep freezers, 5 cubic feet. This model by hOmelabs scored high among our readers for quality and ease of use, yet is small enough at 3.5. cubic feet to fit into an apartment or condo. 

Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Simple to install.

• Quiet.

• Great for smaller spaces.

• Recessed door handle is nice.

• Drain outlet on front.

• Indicator light shows power state.

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

• Simple thermostat doesn’t let you dial a degree temperature, just max/min.

Best 5 Cubic Feet Freezer

Door can open at 3 different angles
Excellent freezer is sized just right for most folks. We liked the adjustable feet, a feature we didn't see on other units we considered. Caveat: no power light.

Check on Amazon

Best 5 Cubic Feet Freezer: Midea MRC050S0AWW Chest Freezer, 5.0 Cubic Feet

Five cubic feet is the most popular size for deep freezers and this one by Midea is our pick in this category. It is quiet and the quality is excellent, said the readers we interviewed for this article.

What We Liked

 Size works well for most folks.

• Quiet.

• Lots of room.

• Recessed handle is easy to use.

• Adjustable legs.

• Drain portal is on lower front of unit in case you need to defrost.

What Needs Work

• No power light. It would be nice to see a visual indicator that the unit is on since it is so quiet!

Best Budget-Friendly

Fits nicely in small spaces
Excellent deep freezer from brand with good quality reputation, yet is easy on the wallet. Quiet operation. Caveat: no power light.

Check on Amazon

Best Budget-Friendly: Arctic King 5 cu ft Chest Freezer for your House

Yes, deep freezers can get pricey—this model by Arctic King got good marks from our readers for quality, yet is still easy on the wallet.

What We Liked

• Quiet.

• Good size at 5 cubic feet.

• Affordable.

• Includes wire basket.

• Easy to move about.

• Easy to set up.

What Needs Work

• No power indicator light.

Best 7 Cubic Feet Freezer

Spacious and durable
If you need extra space, this is our top pick. Easy to use, this model is quiet and gets the job done. Would it be nice to have a power indicator light on the front? Yes, but we still like it.

Check on Amazon

Best 7 Cubic Feet Freezer: Arctic King 7 cu ft Chest Freezer

This model has the same pros and cons as our top budget-friendly pick above—it’s just bigger at 7 cubic feet (versus five). We liked the adjustable legs and easy set up here. What’s missing? A power indicator light would be nice.

About the Authors

Denise & Alan Fields are consumer advocates and best-selling authors. The Fields have authored 12 books with three million copies in print, including the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains.

The Fields have been featured and quoted in the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

As consumer products experts, the Fields have been guests on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and ABC’s 20/20.

How We Pick Products To Recommend

We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

When we test a product, we always purchase it with our own monies. We do not take free samples, as we believe that compromises our independence.

We also fact check manufacturer information with our own measurements. If a maker claims a product weighs X pounds, we will weigh it to make sure. If the battery life is supposed to be six hours, we will see how it stands up in the real world.

In some cases, we will do interviews with experts in the field to get additional feedback on products.

To get hands-on time with products, we regularly meet one-on-one with gear companies and even tour manufacturing facilities. (When we do this, we pay our own travel expenses).

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

We make our living from affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

Our independence is a key reason why we have been doing this so long. As we mentioned above, when we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

Baby Bargains: Your Baby Registry Cheat Sheet is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to and its related sites. As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.