Mini Freezer Best of 2017 List

A Mini Freezer is an excellent appliance to own, and are investments that pay for themselves. Storing frozen food in bulk for your family is a great way to save money on your grocery bill in 2017.

But what size should you buy? How much space do you actually need? Try to estimate the amount of food you’ll need to freeze and store for your family in the future. The industry standard is to allow for 1.5 cubic feet per family member. Give yourself a wide margin, in case you purchase some items in bulk that require freezing. The most common mini freezer sizes are:

  • Compact (5 cubic feet)
  • Small (6 to 9 cubic feet)
  • Medium (12 to 18 cubic feet)
  • Large (18 to 25 cubic feet)

This is my list of the best Mini Freezers in 2017. If you think you’ll need a different size, simply click on the desired size above to navigate to my other guides!

  1. Haier HF35CM23NW Mini Freezer – 3.5 cu. ft. Capacity with Removable Basket, White

This mini freezer from the well-known Chinese manufacturer Haier is a solid choice. The main selling points for this great chest freezer are:

  • 3.5 cubic feet capacity, which translates to approximately 125 lbs of frozen food storage
  • Adjustable thermostat control (manual)
  • Power Indicator Light
  • Space saving design (the back of it is flat for close proximity to walls)
  • Manual defrost
  • Removable basket for easy access to items on bottom
  • 25 x 21.2 x 33 inches and 60 lbs – truly compact

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  1. IGLOO 3.5 Cubic Foot Mini Freezer

This compact mini freezer option from Igloo is a great choice, with all of the features you’re looking for in a space-optimized chest freezer. It’s main selling points are:

  • Adjustable thermostat
  • Defrost drain (makes cleaning much easier)
  • Organization shelf so that you’re not cramming food into it, but can do it neatly
  • Available in black or white
  • Power-on indicator and thermostat adjustor on front of freezer for easy access

My recommendation is to get this one in Black, as it looks sleek and hides some of the scratches and stains that chest freezers can accrue.

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1. midea WHS-129C1 Single Door Mini Freezer, 3.5 Cubic Feet, White

This mini freezer from Midea ranks as Amazon’s #1 best selling chest freezer, and for good reason. It is of high quality construction, has a modern design to it, and has all of the features you want in a compact chest freezer, such as:

  • Manual temperature control with an adjustable thermostat
  • Interior designed for easy cleaning
  • Hinged lid with cushioned weather stripping/padding so that it closes quietly
  • Manual defrost (no risk of freezer burn)
  • Full 1 Year Warranty / 2 Year Compressor Warranty

I can’t recommend this model enough if you’re in need of a mini freezer. Midea is a solid brand, and their warranty is the best you’ll find in this product category.

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