LOGIK 142 litre Chest Freezer - suitable for outbuildings. Was £149.99 now £129.99 @ Currys
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LOGIK 142 litre Chest Freezer - suitable for outbuildings. Was £149.99 now £129.99 @ Currys

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Found 19th Mar 2016
I have been tracking this since Christmas hoping it would be on offer soon. It's usual price is £149.99 but has been £159.99 for the last few weeks.

It's suitable for outbuildings / garages and a good compact size considering its large capacity.

There's the usual Quidco / TCB cashback around 2%.

The one in this deal is not for use in a cold garage / outbuilding.
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damadgeruk

Which means it is unsuitable for use in a garage or outbuilding for 6 … Which means it is unsuitable for use in a garage or outbuilding for 6 months of the year here(central Scotland).


Turn it off and leave the lid open during those months.
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Good find...tempted!!
Quote from user manual: "...This unit can be used in a garage or outbuilding. For optimum energy efficiency the unit should be located within an average room temperature of between 10°C and 43°C. If the room temperature drops below or rises above these temperatures the energy consumption and performance may be affected..."
AndyRoyd

Quote from user manual: "...This unit can be used in a garage or … Quote from user manual: "...This unit can be used in a garage or outbuilding. For optimum energy efficiency the unit should be located within an average room temperature of between 10°C and 43°C. If the room temperature drops below or rises above these temperatures the energy consumption and performance may be affected..."


Which means it is unsuitable for use in a garage or outbuilding for 6 months of the year here(central Scotland).
damadgeruk

Which means it is unsuitable for use in a garage or outbuilding for 6 … Which means it is unsuitable for use in a garage or outbuilding for 6 months of the year here(central Scotland).


Turn it off and leave the lid open during those months.
deathtrap3000

Turn it off and leave the lid open during those months.



​surely if you were able to do without this for 6 months of the year, then you don't really need it in the first place.

been considering one of these for the garage, but no good if I can't use it half the year.
I recently bought a freezer for our garage and after much searching the only ones I found suitable are Beko.
This taken from their product description
"Beko's innovative Freezer Guard technology ensures that this appliance will continue to function if the ambient temperature outside the freezer falls below zero or even as low as -15° Celsius, making this an ideal choice of appliance for locations such as garages or outbuildings"
Edited by: "EMtart" 19th Mar 2016
I have a norfrost been in my shed for at least 5 years never any problems
doesn't say it cannot be used in those conditions.
preid779

doesn't say it cannot be used in those conditions.



Exactly just means it won't meet its EU energy specifications.
Deedie

​surely if you were able to do without this for 6 months of the year, t … ​surely if you were able to do without this for 6 months of the year, then you don't really need it in the first place.been considering one of these for the garage, but no good if I can't use it half the year.



you're missing the point, when it's cold enough naturally, you don't need the freezer to be on.
Deedie

​surely if you were able to do without this for 6 months of the year, t … ​surely if you were able to do without this for 6 months of the year, then you don't really need it in the first place.been considering one of these for the garage, but no good if I can't use it half the year.



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jonthed

you're missing the point, when it's cold enough naturally, you don't need … you're missing the point, when it's cold enough naturally, you don't need the freezer to be on.



so if its 9 degrees Celsius in my garage, I can just turn the freezer off and leave the lid open, and the food will be fine!
Istanbul_Kop



a written explanation would be more helpful for me.
Deedie

a written explanation would be more helpful for me.



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lol
My girlfriend has a 142 litre chest, and sadly she's cold enough already.
like I said, I'm looking for one of these for my garage. I'm in Scotland, so gets cold.

so I'm looking for an explanation on how this would work for me through out the year. for instance its been around 6 degrees this week, so what should I be doing with this during this type of weather.

I'm aware that when its a few degrees below zero, I can turn it off. got a fridge in the garage for my homebrew that I only use in the summer months. its the in between below zero and 10degrees temperature I'm interested in

sorry if its a dumb question (as has been implied), I'm trying to understand the finer details of this, as I do with pretty much everything else I buy.

Edited by: "Deedie" 20th Mar 2016
Deedie

like I said, I'm looking for one of these for my garage. I'm in Scotland, … like I said, I'm looking for one of these for my garage. I'm in Scotland, so gets cold.so I'm looking for an explanation on how this would work for me through out the year. for instance its been around 6 degrees this week, so what should I be doing with this during this type of weather.I'm aware that when its a few degrees below zero, I can turn it off. got a fridge in the garage for my homebrew that I only use in the summer months. its the in between below zero and 10degrees temperature I'm interested in sorry if its a dumb question (as has been implied), I'm trying to understand the finer details of this, as I do with pretty much everything else I buy.



ah, well in that case, here you go...

You can still use it all year round, but it will use more electricity in colder or hotter temperatures. The same may well be true for many freezers. There's not much you can do about it, they're just letting you know the efficiency decreases outside of it's optimal operating temperatures.
Deedie

like I said, I'm looking for one of these for my garage. I'm in Scotland, … like I said, I'm looking for one of these for my garage. I'm in Scotland, so gets cold.so I'm looking for an explanation on how this would work for me through out the year. for instance its been around 6 degrees this week, so what should I be doing with this during this type of weather.I'm aware that when its a few degrees below zero, I can turn it off. got a fridge in the garage for my homebrew that I only use in the summer months. its the in between below zero and 10degrees temperature I'm interested in sorry if its a dumb question (as has been implied), I'm trying to understand the finer details of this, as I do with pretty much everything else I buy.



Based on comment from Andyroid, it'll still work, just won't be as energy efficient. Can't see how it would use more electricity but, even if it did, don't think you'd notice.
very temptef
List of chest freezers suitable for use in garage:
garage chest freezer

The one in this deal is not for use in a cold garage / outbuilding.
jonthed

you're missing the point, when it's cold enough naturally, you don't need … you're missing the point, when it's cold enough naturally, you don't need the freezer to be on.


Of course you do. Unless the air temperature is -18c or below
sgandtg

Based on comment from Andyroid, it'll still work, just won't be as energy … Based on comment from Andyroid, it'll still work, just won't be as energy efficient. Can't see how it would use more electricity but, even if it did, don't think you'd notice.


Fridge and freezers heat gas to produce cold temperatures. If the environment is colder then more electricity is required.
iibdii

very temptef



Did you think you were really really interested but then ran out of enthusiasm just as quickly?
I've already got a freezer for the chests.
Are these suitable for heads, arms and legs?
I've had my cheapo chest freezer in my outhouse for eons, along with my washer and dryer.
The freezer creates warmth at the back where the workings are and I was told that this kept the freezer working properly.
jamgin

Worth a read :Beko freezer for garage


This appears to be about fridge-freezers, which have an extra level of complication.

Cheap and nasty fridge freezers have no independent control of temperature in the fridge and freezer compartments. They have one thermostat, in the fridge compartment, which switches the compressor on and off to cool both fridge and freezer. If the ambient temperature is, say, 20C, the difference between fridge and external temperature is 15 degrees, and the compressor will operate to maintain this. The difference between freezer and should be 38C and the system is designed to keep it that way.

Now, if external temp drops to 10 degrees, there is only a 5 degree difference between that and the fridge, which means that heat only gets in at a third of the rate. The compressor will therefore only operate for a third of the time it did at 20 degrees, to maintain the fridge temperature as before.

However, the difference between outside and freezer temperature has not dropped by the same proportion - it's still 28 degrees, and 28/38 is about 2/3. This means that the compressor should be running about two thirds of the time it did at 20 degrees. Result: temperature rises in freezer.

This is why fridge-freezers with one thermostat are a nasty compromise. They will use more energy than necessary to maintain a maximum freezer temperature over a range of room temperatures, and the temperature in the freezer will vary. Spend a few quid more on a proper one.

Chest freezers such as this do not have this complication.
Edited by: "pibpob" 20th Mar 2016
Really need one but can't while the shed roof is leaking. Good find OP.
I think a lot of people are getting confused. All this low/ambient temperature talk is mainly aimed at where fridge/freezers are left in outbuildings. Fridges usually keep the temperature at about 4 degrees, and when the ambient temperature is below that, the fridge can turn itself off. The problem is that most fridge/freezers run off the same motor so say the fridge turns off at 3 degrees, then so does the freezer, resulting in the freezer contents defrosting. I can't think of the name of the technology off the top of my head but I think that fridge freezers which are suitable for outside usually have 2 separate motors.

A freezer is different as it doesn't matter if the ambient temp drops below the regular temperature of the freezer, so I'd say yes, any dedicated freezer is ok for outside, it's just fridge/freezers which can be problematic.

Aah, I see pipbob already said that X)
Edited by: "deeky" 20th Mar 2016
pibpob

This appears to be about fridge-freezers, which have an extra level of … This appears to be about fridge-freezers, which have an extra level of complication.Cheap and nasty fridge freezers have no independent control of temperature in the fridge and freezer compartments. They have one thermostat, in the fridge compartment, which switches the compressor on and off to cool both fridge and freezer. If the ambient temperature is, say, 20C, the difference between fridge and external temperature is 15 degrees, and the compressor will operate to maintain this. The difference between freezer and should be 38C and the system is designed to keep it that way.Now, if external temp drops to 10 degrees, there is only a 5 degree difference between that and the fridge, which means that heat only gets in at a third of the rate. The compressor will therefore only operate for a third of the time it did at 20 degrees, to maintain the fridge temperature as before.However, the difference between outside and freezer temperature has not dropped by the same proportion - it's still 28 degrees, and 28/38 is about 2/3. This means that the compressor should be running about two thirds of the time it did at 20 degrees. Result: temperature rises in freezer.This is why fridge-freezers with one thermostat are a nasty compromise. They will use more energy than necessary to maintain a maximum freezer temperature over a range of room temperatures, and the temperature in the freezer will vary. Spend a few quid more on a proper one.Chest freezers such as this do not have this complication.



I know about the single thermostat issue for fridge/freezers.
This deal is for a freezer. There is still a problem with freezers when the ambient temperature drops too low as the compressor will not work properly if at all. That's why freezers designed to work below 0c ambient have some mechanism to keep the compressor warm.
I have this freezer in a conservatory. Had it 2 years. No issues other than the power on led is faint.
Thanks for posting bought this model last week for £159 for delivery tomorrow. Went into Currys today and they refunded me £30 under their price promise. Well spotted.
After reading all the above comments i am not sure if i should buy this to be kept in my garage....? can someone please throw light
paggy123

After reading all the above comments i am not sure if i should buy this … After reading all the above comments i am not sure if i should buy this to be kept in my garage....? can someone please throw light


If your garage drops below 10C this may not keep the contents at a suitable temperature and may use an excessive amount of energy trying to do so.
I love a woman with a massive chest, freezer.
My 2cents worth,

Personally, i have used chest freezers in my garage back in canada all year round for years and years without any issues.
It just runs less in the winter and more in the summer.
Winters @ -20c
Sumers @+30c

I wouldn't hesitate to run one of these in an outbuilding, anywhere in the UK.
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