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Whynter CUF-110B freezer review

A compact freezer with enough space for frozen meals or ice cream - the perfect companion.

Whynter CUF-110B freezer
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Our Verdict

The Whynter CUF-110B freezer is a compact unit which can store a cubic foot making it ideal for a dorm room, office, outhouse, RV or boat. This will be good for a few meals or plenty of ice cream.

For

  • Compact and portable
  • Energy Star rated
  • Flush back for compact storage
  • Flippable door

Against

  • Relatively small storage capacity

You may have already been in our list of the best freezers around and found your way to the Whynter CUF-110B freezer – now it's time to learn more about this compact freezer.

This is a compact freezer which is made for supplementary spaces like dorm rooms, outhouses, boats, RVs or offices. Or, if you don't freeze much, it could be the ideal way to use a freezer in your home without taking up too much space.

The capacity is decent for the unit's size and the Energy Star rating should mean that it won't cost you a lot on power in the long term. Features are minimal but that keeps the price low and means the unit does the job it's made for well.

So, is it the ideal little freezer to live under your desk on in your RV? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Whynter CUF-110B freezer.

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Whynter CUF-110B freezer: Design and build

  • 1.1 cubic feet capacity
  • Flippable door
  • Flush back

The Whynter CUF-110B freezer is compact and portable – that's what makes it attractive for those on the move or short on space. As such this tops out at a 1.1 cubic feet capacity. That's organized with a removable slide-out wire shelf which can easily be cleaned.

The back is designed to be flush so that this unit can be pushed up against a wall or RV side panel without protruding – ideal for placing things on top without them falling down the back.

There is a dial temperature control thermostat on the rear of the freezer. On the front is a door with a recessed handle that helps to save on space. That door can be flipped to open from either side so this fits into its space perfectly.

Everything is finished in black, allowing it to look cleaner for longer. But there is also a stainless steel option if you'd prefer that finish.

Whynter CUF-110B freezer: Features

  • Thermostat
  • Swing door reversing
  • Shelf space
  • Lockable

The Whynter CUF-110B freezer has a thermostat that allows you to change the temperature inside from as low as minus 10 degrees right up to two degrees Fahrenheit. 

The swing door can be reversed to open the other way but that will require removing and replacing the hinges so isn't something you will want to do more than once, ideally.

The shelf space is well organized so that you can get lots into the unit despite the 1.1 cubic feet limit. That removable wire shelf is useful for layering more food without piling it on top of other food – for easier access. 

There is also a lock on this freezer allowing you to keep your frozen goods secure – ideal for use in a communal office space. 

Whynter CUF-110B freezer: Performance

  • Minimal noise
  • Difficult thermostat access
  • No movement inside

The Whynter CUF-110B freezer is a very small unit which, as you'd imagine, can run quite quietly. That makes it barely noticeable, which is great if you have it humming away under your desk all day, or near your bed in an RV. 

The thermostat being placed on the rear could be potentially annoying. If you have this flush against a side, installed in an RV, say. In that case you may want to set it at one temperature and leave it, as sliding it in and out to change that could get annoying fast.

The shelf inside, which separates food, is a nice way to make sure everything is kept in its place. Once again this is an RV or boat friendly feature that makes for minimal movement of food when you're on the move.

Should I buy the Whynter CUF-110B freezer?

If you want a compact and portable freezer for your dorm, office, RV, boat, garage or anywhere else, then this is a great option. The energy efficiency and decent amount of room make it a great mini freezer choice.

There have been complaints about issues after the one year warranty ran out and customer service being polite but not that helpful. So if you really want a super reliable long term option you may want to spend a bit more.

Whynter CUF-110B freezer: Verdict

The Whynter CUF-110B freezer is a great compact unit with more space than it appears to offer. This keeps everything, including ice cream, frozen solid and does so with minimal noise or power use. 

This is an affordable mini freezer that's great for small spaces and comes with a one year warranty.