Indesit OFAA220MUK Chest Freezer £179.99 was £349.99 at Currys (plus TCP)
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Indesit OFAA220MUK Chest Freezer £179.99 was £349.99 at Currys (plus TCP)

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Found 17th Nov 2013
Nice large chest freezer 201 litre capacity. £179.99 rather than £349.99 at Currys.

I have the in-laws coming for Christmas so thought it a good idea to get one of these for the garage (yes, I know not a great idea to put n garage - but its only £179 if it only last a year or so).

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Is it big enough to fit your in-laws in!!!

have some fire. there people up here on gumtree wanting 70/100 sheets for second hand! nice find.

I will play dumb, why is it not ideal to keep it in the garage?

Oneday77

I will play dumb, why is it not ideal to keep it in the garage?


As far as I know, they don't usually recommend putting fridges/freezers in the likes of sheds and garages because of the ambient temperature. If the temperature drops too low it can adversely affect them
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If I had a garage I probably would take the chance, but have only got a shed and don't really want to risk it. Not even sure if one would fit through the door.

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Edited by: "jans" 17th Nov 2013

Thanks. First time I've heard about freezers struggling in cold temperatures - we've several in garages which have been fine for years X) So in terms of energy efficiency, best to keep indoors?

Mucus69

Thanks. First time I've heard about freezers struggling in cold … Thanks. First time I've heard about freezers struggling in cold temperatures - we've several in garages which have been fine for years X) So in terms of energy efficiency, best to keep indoors?



Snap, kept mine in my shed for five years and it still works! Even when it went to -14 last year!

Been watching this for a few weeks. It's come down from £230 since then!

speric07

Snap, kept mine in my shed for five years and it still works! Even when … Snap, kept mine in my shed for five years and it still works! Even when it went to -14 last year!

Older fridges / freezers are more tolerant to low ambient than modern appliances using green refrigerants.
Not conviced a modern appliance will be damaged by low ambient, but the contents will when the appliance's internal temp varies from ideal or just plain thaws (latter assuming ambient above zero C but below the appliance's min operating temp, typically 8 degrees C).
"Which" state the only manufacturer to make appliances that can properly function in garages or unheated rooms is Beko:
which.co.uk/hom…ge/

Flipd

Older fridges / freezers are more tolerant to low ambient than modern … Older fridges / freezers are more tolerant to low ambient than modern appliances using green refrigerants.Not conviced a modern appliance will be damaged by low ambient, but the contents will when the appliance's internal temp varies from ideal or just plain thaws (latter assuming ambient above zero C but below the appliance's min operating temp, typically 8 degrees C)."Which" state the only manufacturer to make appliances that can properly function in garages or unheated rooms is Beko:http://www.which.co.uk/home-and-garden/kitchen/guides/best-freezers-for-your-garage/


I was looking earlier and noticed that about the Beko fridge/freezers. They have something called Freezer Guard which maintains the temp even if it gets to -15 degrees. Not that you'd pay so much for an American style freezer to hide it away in the garage or [large] shed but there was also a Samsung model RSA1RTPN on Currys website that also says it can be stored anywhere in an outbuilding/garage etc.

Does anybody see any problem in putting it inside one of these? With protected armoured cabling running to it of course:

Keter Store it Out Storage shed

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Edited by: "jans" 17th Nov 2013

jans

I was looking earlier and noticed that about the Beko fridge/freezers. … I was looking earlier and noticed that about the Beko fridge/freezers. They have something called Freezer Guard which maintains the temp even if it gets to -15 degrees. Not that you'd pay so much for an American style freezer to hide it away in the garage or [large] shed but there was also a Samsung model RSA1RTPN on Currys website that also says it can be stored anywhere in an outbuilding/garage etc.Does anybody see any problem in putting it inside one of these? With protected armoured cabling running to it of course: Keter Store it Out Storage shed

I suspect that the internal temperature of that external storage box during the warmer summer months would make it impractical for a freezer to function efficiently. A freezer dissipates its heat to the ambient air, but when that ambient air is at an unusually high temp it may stuggle and / or use excessive power attempting to maintain the freezer compartment at the required temp.

Flipd

I suspect that the internal temperature of that external storage box … I suspect that the internal temperature of that external storage box during the warmer summer months would make it impractical for a freezer to function efficiently. A freezer dissipates its heat to the ambient air, but when that ambient air is at an unusually high temp it may stuggle and / or use excessive power attempting to maintain the freezer compartment at the required temp.


Hmmmm. Sounds like it's back to the drawing board then I was hoping it would be a feasible solution to the current lack of storage to accommodate one. The intention would have been to situate it in a particularly shaded part of the garden, far away from any direct sunlight and would have propped the lid open a touch too in the summer to help disperse any moisture/heat build up. It's also meant to be vented at the sides from what I've read but Oh well. Looks like will have to have a re-think on that one.

Thanks for the response Flipd

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always had fridge/freezer in the garage and so have loads of friends, never heard of any problems!

some manufactuers void the warranty if kept in garage /shed.

OP hopefully we get TCB and not stinky TCP LOL

I like a nice large chest.

Would rather go for the Zanussi underneath,£20 more and 10x better make !

Those Keter sheds are very leaky so no way could you put a freezer in one outside!

Indesit is made by Hotpoint and Ariston

blue1971

Would rather go for the Zanussi underneath,£20 more and 10x better make !


Interestingly, that one doesn't mention use in a garage or outbuilding..................

In fact UK Chest Freezers seem to recommend the Zanussi for that purpose: ukchestfreezers.co.uk/sea…age

Edited by: "macliam" 17th Nov 2013

Good price - but it's not normally £349.99 - it's more usually found at £229.99.

Use in outbuildings: This refrigerator is not designed to be used in an outbuilding – both your food and the appliance can be damaged. Do not use it in any unheated area

blue1971

Would rather go for the Zanussi underneath,£20 more and 10x better make !



I'd say they were about the same as manufacturers go.

butane gas used in these freezers doesn't like cold temp as it starts to become sluggish, turns to liquid and perform as it should when near to and below freezing ambient temp. For the record, Indesit own and make Hotpoint and Ariston. Hotpoint is premium end of Indesit built range.

CharlesHorse

Nice large chest freezer 201 litre capacity. £179.99 rather than £349.99 a … Nice large chest freezer 201 litre capacity. £179.99 rather than £349.99 at Currys.I have the in-laws coming for Christmas so thought it a good idea to get one of these for the garage (yes, I know not a great idea to put n garage - but its only £179 if it only last a year or so).



Is the TCP to sterilise the freezer?
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