Since American naturalist, Clarence Birdseye was taught by the Inuit people of Newfoundland how to freeze fish quickly to retain its original fresh quality when thawed, the domestic freezer has been an integral part of daily life. Energy efficient freezers can save you a huge amount of time and money by reducing the number of times you have to visit the local shops or supermarket. You can also set aside time to cook in bulk and load up a larder freezer or chest freezer to always make sure you have a decent family meal on hand. But which freezer is the right one for your household? To help you make an informed choice about the right freezer for your family’s needs Dalzells have put together the following freezer buyers’ guide. Take a look at the sections below and then browse through our selection of freestanding and integrated, otherwise known as built-in, freezers which are designed to be concealed behind your existing kitchen cabinetry. Better still why not visit our retail store at Markethill for the best advice, not to mention the best deals available in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland? For freezers think Dalzells.
What type of freezer?
If you already have a combined fridge freezer but have a large family and precious little free time you may want to buy an additional freezer to reduce your shopping trips. There’s a huge range of freezers to choose from. A tall, freestanding freezer is slim enough to fit in a reasonably tight space as long as you have a power point and adequate ventilation around it. Some also come with a frost free feature so no more time-consuming scraping. Chest freezers are perfect for when you bulk-cook batches of food to save you time later or buy larger cuts of meat for freezing. Tall, built-in freezers which are concealed behind your kitchen furniture doors are also available with frost free features to ease the workload. Built Under Freezers are also available with a time-saving frost-free feature. Dalzells retail freezers from all the top household brand names such as Samsung, Zanussi, Beko, Electrolux, Miele, Bosch, Siemens, Indesit and Hotpoint.
Modern freezers are intuitive. They come with features such as Ice and Water Dispensers, Audible Alarms to let you know if the temperature has increased or the door is left open and Fast Freeze function for quicker chilling which helps to ensure the quality of your thawed food.
Freezers are graded using EU energy ratings from A+ to A+++ and the running cost per year to help you manage your energy bills. You can estimate a fridge’s annual running costs by multiplying kWh used by 0.1427 (the average national cost of electricity plus VAT). These costs of course may vary depending on your electricity supplier.
Delivery & Installation
Dalzells offer free delivery across Northern Ireland and within counties Lough, Monaghan and Dublin. See our website for full delivery information. For details on installation see our appliance connection page.