Midsize chest freezer
Chest freezers offer more storage capacity for the price, and they're quieter and more energy efficient than upright models. Of course, they also have a larger footprint, and all chest freezers require manual defrosting. We found good recommendations for the 14.8-cubic-foot GE FCM15PUWW, which includes a keyed lock -- an important safety feature for families with small children. The Kenmore freezer also includes interior lights, a power indicator light and a defrost drain. Users find the freezer spacious and quiet, and they appreciate the sliding baskets to help with organization, which can be hard to tackle efficiently with chest freezers. This GE freezer is Energy Star-rated and comes with a one-year warranty.