A chest freezer is a type of deep freezer; its lid opens upwards like a chest.
Chest freezers are, on average, less expensive to buy, offer 20% more storage space and are cheaper to run than upright freezers. While upright freezers offer superior organisation, are easier to clean and occupy less floor space.
Chest freezers feature sidewall insulation to maintain their low temperatures. This makes them the cheapest type of freezer to run. Depending on your freezer's size and energy rating, it could cost between £1 and £5 in running costs per month.
Arrange your chest freezer in a cool, dry place like a kitchen, pantry, basement or insulated garage. Placing it in a warm or sunny location will force it to work harder to maintain its cool core temperature and require more energy.