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Chest Freezers in garages

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PCNick Sat 17-Sep-11 15:21:12

help! we are looking for a chest freezer for a garage but are told only Beko are suitable, not keen on Beko and cannot find any info on the do's and dont's of putting freezers in garages!! thank you

lizzie712 Sat 17-Sep-11 21:12:27

you need a freezer that will operate at low temperatures, by that I mean outside temperatures. We have two upright freezers in our garage and both "switched off" last winter because it was so cold. I think that lower than 5 degrees does something to the refrigerant gasses and the freezer wont operate properly. We lost all our food. Google something like "freezers that operate at low temperatures". Otherwise, you will need to keep your garage warm which is what we had to do as a temporary measure!!

Poodlehorse Sat 17-Sep-11 21:23:31

you've got me worried now, our Zanussi is in the garage and we have never knowingly had any problems with it. Bit worried I have just not noticed a problem as when it snows I can't usually get IN to the garage and shove as much as I can in the one in the kitchen instead.

lizzie712 Sat 17-Sep-11 21:32:18

Perhaps your garage is warmer than ours and you were OK?? Ours is detached so pretty cold!

Tigerinmysoup Mon 19-Sep-11 20:01:29

I've got a Hotpoint RCNAA33P chest freezer in the garage. I did a lot of searching around at the time and this one was apparently suitable. It has lasted through the last two winters and seems to be running fine - hopefully will continue that way... Seems that most companies advise you not to put them in a garage though.

twankie Wed 21-Sep-11 08:09:38

it may invalidate your 1 year guarrantee and I suspect you couldnt claim on house insurance for contents spoiled if it broke down while in garage

magicmarvin Wed 21-Sep-11 10:54:33

Our fridge/freezer in the garage switched itself last winter. We had to cart it into the dining room and it's been there ever since!

Definitely buy one suitable to go in the garage. Sorry, I can't recommend!

bemybebe Wed 21-Sep-11 10:58:32

we have fridge/freezer zanussi in the semidetached garage without any problems. the garage is not heated and i think it was easily below +5 last two winters... hmmm you made me think now, but i do not think we will be moving it anywhere from the spot it is currently in

stealthsquiggle Wed 21-Sep-11 11:03:04

ours has always been fine (but in lean-to rather than garage - it gets pretty cold in there but not, I don't think, down to freezing) - no idea if it was sourced especially to go there, as the previous owners left it behind. Sorry, that's not helpful, is it?

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