Pros / You get a generous amount of interior storage space with this chest freezer.

Cons / This chest freezer lacks a door lock.

 Verdict / The Frigidaire provides ample storage space, a useful freezer basket and is relatively inexpensive to operate.

When you buy a Frigidaire FFFC05M1QW chest freezer, you are getting a decent amount of storage space for a compact freezer. This appliance provides 5.1 cubic feet of interior space, and this chest freezer can serve a small household well.

There is ample room for all the frozen foods you want to keep available for entertaining and quite possibly for economy purposes, since it is always satisfying to stock up on grocery sales and have the foods you like right at home when prices rise again.

In terms of energy efficiency, this small chest freezer uses 220 kWh per year, which will mean an average electric bill of $26 annually. This breaks out to $2.17 per month for this appliance, which is average for most of the chest freezers we reviewed.

Although you get a nicely sized interior space for storing frozen food, this freezer is not overwhelmingly large, so it can fit well in your home. It stands 36 inches tall, is 30.75 inches wide and 22 inches deep. Its height with the lid open is 55.31 inches, and it weighs 80 pounds.

You need to give the Frigidaire chest freezer at least 3 inches of space around the unit to allow for air circulation. If you allow for the suggested minimum air clearance, you ensure that your chest freezer will do its best to keep your food frozen and the unit should last you many years.

This deep chest freezer includes a drain for easy cleaning since this freezer must be defrosted manually, a removable storage basket in the top for handy organizing, adjustable legs and a power-on indicator light. One thing this chest freezer lacks is a door lock, which is an unfortunate omission since it is a significant safety feature.

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  • Capacity
  • Measured Capacity
  1. The quantity or space of the freezer, expressed in cubic feet.
    Higher is better.
  2. 4  Frigidaire
    5.1 Cubic Feet
  3. 1  Avanti
    5.2 Cubic Feet
  4. 2  Amana
    5.3 Cubic Feet
  5. 3  Danby
    5.5 Cubic Feet
  6. Category Average
    5.33 Cubic Feet


This chest freezer costs little to operate over the course of a year, holds a good deal of frozen food and offers a power-on indicator light so you know the unit is working. It does not come with a door lock, but otherwise offers enough useful features to make it a good purchase for your home.

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