What is a Deep Freezer?

A deep freezer is a standalone appliance designed to keep food frozen at 0°F (-18°C). It offers additional storage space compared to the freezer compartment in your kitchen refrigerator, allowing you to store more food for longer periods.


Types of Deep Freezers

  1. Chest Freezers: These freezers have a lid that opens from the top. They offer a large storage capacity and are ideal for bulk storage.
  2. Upright Freezers: These have a vertical orientation with swing doors, similar to a refrigerator. They provide easier access to stored items and are better for organizing smaller food items.

Temperature and Electricity Requirements

Deep freezers maintain a consistent temperature of 0°F (-18°C), which is crucial for preserving food quality over extended periods. Both chest and upright freezers have similar electricity requirements to standard refrigerators of comparable size. If used primarily for long-term storage with minimal door opening, deep freezers can be energy efficient.

Purpose of a Deep Freezer

Deep freezers are designed to store larger quantities of food for longer periods than a typical fridge freezer. They are especially beneficial for:

  • Large families: Frequent meal preparation and consumption require ample storage space.
  • Rural living: Those living far from grocery stores need to keep food fresh for extended times.
  • Bulk buying: Purchasing food in bulk during sales or seasonal availability requires substantial freezer space.

Optimal Storage in a Deep Freezer

Deep freezers are ideal for preserving various types of food, such as:

  • Ground meats and poultry: 3-4 months
  • Fresh beef, veal, lamb, pork: 4-12 months
  • Whole chicken: 12 months
  • Fin fish: Up to 8 months
  • Soups, stews, leftovers: 2-3 months

Why is it Called a Deep Freezer?

The term "deep freezer" refers more to its capacity and storage capabilities rather than temperature. Both chest and upright freezers fall under this category, providing ample space to store food that isn't consumed or cooked immediately.

Difference Between a Fridge Freezer and a Deep Freezer

While a typical kitchen fridge freezer has a capacity starting as low as 4 cu. ft. for small households, a deep freezer offers significantly more space, ranging from 5 cu. ft. to over 21 cu. ft. This larger capacity makes deep freezers ideal for long-term storage of larger quantities of food.

Choosing the Right Deep Freezer

When deciding whether a deep freezer is right for your home, consider the following points:

  • Family size: Larger families benefit from the extra storage space.
  • Lifestyle: Those who live far from stores or prefer bulk buying will find deep freezers indispensable.
  • Storage needs: Meal prep enthusiasts and those who take advantage of seasonal sales need the additional space a deep freezer provides.

At Rohit Refrigeration, we offer a variety of  deep freezers to meet your specific needs. Explore our range to find the perfect deep freezer for your home and ensure your food stays fresh and well-preserved for longer periods.

For more information on our products and to find the best deep freezer for your needs, visit Rohit Refrigeration.