Last Updated on
A small table-top freezer is an excellent way to store frozen food if you have limited space. They are stylish, compact, lightweight and ideal for smaller kitchens or apartments and road trips.
If you’re in the market of one, check out the top picks we have listed in our best small table top freezer review below.
The best small table top freezer is the A+ Energy Rated Table Top Freezer By Russell Hobbs. We gave it a 5/5 star rating.
With (H)49.2 x (W)47.2 x (D)45.0 dimensions, this elegant, white space-saving table top freezer provides smooth and beyond adequate refrigeration with an A+ energy rating and a four-star freezer rating. This kitchen appliance comes with 32 litres of storage capacity and energy consumption of only 153 kWh per year.
This useful unit is just as comfortable sitting in your kitchen or bedroom as it is in your living room or office. This popular tabletop freezer has a reversible door, a removable wire shelf, an adjustable thermostat and adjustable feet. Its noise level is 42 decibels.
Second place on our list goes to the A+ Energy Rated Black Freezer By Russell Hobbs. We gave it a 5/5 star rating. Feel free to check the Amazon website and shop links in order to see prices and delivery information on this beauty.
This Hobbs has practically identical features with the RHTTFZ1 we reviewed above except in colour. While that one is a classy white, this is an elegant black. In the UK, Russell Hobbs is still a premium brand name in small domestic appliances, so you know you are in safe hands with this model.
Therefore, if you need to stow away some cookies or fresh fries from your range cookers and hobs, I say stick 'em in your Hobbs. Just like the white model, this flexible freezer is suitable anywhere. You can be sure that it’s compact enough to fit perfectly and stylish enough to jazz up the room.
We love how this table top freezer has both an A+ freezer rating and an A+ energy rating with an energy consumption of 119kWh per year. It has one drawer and three shelves and a noise level of 40 dB. The reversible door, adjustable thermostat and adjustable feet are also present in this black model.
Third place goes to the White Table Top Mini Freezer By Cookology. We gave it a 5/5 star rating.
This is a four-star rated freezer. With a gross capacity of 32 litres, it’s no wonder this compact tabletop unit is A+ rated. It is performance, functionality and style rolled into one product and comes at a reasonable price.
It has an adjustable thermostat and operates quietly at 42dB, ideal for student accommodation, offices and guest rooms. Its height and shelf are adjustable so that you can get the most satisfactory result. It has a 42DB noise level and a freezing capacity of 2kg/24 hours and a one-year guarantee.
Fourth place goes to the Black Table Top Mini Freezer By Cookology. We gave it a 4.5/5 star rating.
This is the black version of the product we reviewed before this. It is also a top-rated, best-selling mini freezer on Amazon. Rated four-star, it comes with a gross volume of 32 litres. And just like its white counterpart, this product is performance, functionality and style rolled into one sold at a high price.
It has an adjustable thermostat and operates quietly at 42dB, ideal for student accommodation, offices and guest rooms. It has a 42DB noise level and a freezing volume of 2kg/24 hours and a one-year guarantee.
Fifth place goes to the 40L Mini Freezer A+ Energy By Ice King. We gave it a 4.5/5 star rating.
This four-star classified, perfect mini freezer is ideal for compact flats or those looking for a little backup fridge to stock stuff. Narrowboat or caravan owners will also find this product appealing as it allows the safe and ample storing for your frozen food without taking up too much space.
It’s also energy-saving and helps you reduce your carbon footprint. And this product also comes with a reversible door that allows you to adjust it to open in any direction you prefer. This tabletop mini model has A+ energy efficiency and a 40-Litre Capacity. It also comes with interior lights, an adjustable thermostat, one wire shelf, a metal backing and a two-year warranty.
Sixth place goes to the Table Top Mini Freezer By Igenix. We gave it a 4.5/5 star rating.
This is the ideal product for small spaces. Whether you have a small bachelor pad, a mini- flat student accommodation or a small office, the Igenix IG6751 will serve you. Igenix manufactured this counter freezer to function between 16 and 32 degrees Celsius, with a temp range of -18 degrees Celsius.
It comes with a modern stainless steel effect outlook and has a 34 L storage capacity. The product also comes with one wire shelf and a lockable door which could come in handy if you have little kids or flatmates that are strangers.
It has a 34 L freezer storage capacity with a wire shelf. It is energy efficient and has a lockable, door with an attractive stainless steel facade.
Seventh place goes to the Lockable Door Mini Freezer By Igenix. We gave it a 4.5/5 star rating.
This classy table top freezer is ideal for compact flats, kitchens and student lodgings. It comes with a very contemporary and versatile design that allows you to place it in different rooms courtesy of its reversible door that enables you to fit it right wherever you require it to be.
It has one wire shelf andis controlled manually by an adjustable thermostat. The makers made it work in temperatures between 16 and 32 degrees Celsius, and it provides you with a 34-litre capacity.
If you have a large family, this item can serve you well as a secondary freezer. It has a reversible door that helps you maximise your space by switching the direction in which the door opens if you need to put the freezer in another location.
Its lockable door comes with two keys so you can have shared access with that special someone if you live in shared accommodation. This also makes this freezer perfect for schools and hospitals for the storage of medications. This tabletop freezer comes with one wire shelf that helps you further manage storage space within it.
Eighth place goes to the Temperature Controled Table Top Freezer By Vonshef. We gave it a 4/5 star rating.
With this table top freezer, you gain valuable freezer space even in the smallest of kitchens, motorhomes or workstations.
Coming with H49 x W44 x D48 cm dimensions, this mini freezer is an embodiment of up-to-date technology, manufactured for efficiency. As with all the models reviewed so far, this product is ideal for student accommodation, caravans and other compact living spaces.
This tabletop freezer has 35 litres of space for you to store all your frozen favourites. It also comes with adjustable feet, an A+ energy rating and a two-year warranty from the manufacturers.
Ninth place goes to the 43L Table Top A+ Energy Efficient Fridge Freezer By Russell Hobbs. We gave it a 4/5 star rating.
This mini freezer model comes with A+ power efficiency performance rating and a net fridge capacity of 45 Litres with one removable wire shelf, one fixed bottle rack, two shelves, adjustable feet and a door that reverses.
In the box, you will find an instruction booklet, a removable wire shelf and the freezer itself gleaming white and elegant. It has a net capacity of 43 Litres with one removable wire shelf. It comes with an icebox and bottle rack, a reversible door, an adjustable thermostat, and adjustable feet.
Tenth place goes to the Table Top Fridge Freezer 47L By Igenix. We gave it a 4/5 star rating.
Whether it’s washing machines, range cookers, tumble dryers or fridge freezers, Igenix has a range of great products and the IG3711 fridge is no different. This trendsetting white tabletop fridge has been designed to work in temperatures between 16 and 38 degrees Celsius and is ideal for tight kitchens.
If you have student accommodation or a compact flat, this unit will suit your space perfectly. It's also a perfect choice for a secondary fridge. The IG3711 is also the proud bearer of a four-star fridge rating and an A+ energy rating, consuming 110kWh per year.
This fridge comes with a 47-litre capacity with a reversible and lockable door, which could be a helpful feature if you're a parent that needs to keep particular food and drinks beyond the reach of your children. Another unique feature is the icebox. There's also an in-door shelf for storing milk and drinks and two balcony shelves for butter, bacon, eggs, cheese and stuff.
While travelling, you can take your drinks from the table top freezer to a cool box to keep them at the same low temperature. To open your frozen drinks, an electric can opener will come in handy. It comes with an inbuilt magnet that will hold the lid till you are back home and have access to your kitchen bin.
In a few words, a small table top freezer is a worthy investment. And we will show you how to pick the best model.
I’m sure every fridge owner has heard it said that you shouldn’t put hot foods into your fridge or freezer. You shouldn’t take stuff fresh off your hobs and right into your Hobbs. Your mum must have drummed that in your ears while growing up. I know mine did. Well, that is one energy-saving tip.
Just before you take that leap to order a small freezer, keep your eyes peeled for the following:
Volume and Size:
Does that model match the available space you have? Where do you plan to keep it? Your kitchen, bedroom, corner of your garden or garage?Is there sufficient space there? Should you consider a slightly smaller one instead? Or if you plan to store a lot of food and snacks in it, shouldn't you consider a more substantial capacity small freezer?
If you read the product reviews, you would have noticed that this was a key pain point for some users about some of the models we mentioned. You ought to consider the decibel level of the unit you are eyeing before placing your order.
If you are keeping it in your bedroom or in an office where you have to think and receive potential business, it can't be noisy. So you will have to search for a relatively quiet unit freezer.
They are a cool feature, no doubt. It’s nice to be able to choose whether your fridge opens to the right or the left. But do you need it? Well, in our estimation, you may need it someday down the road.
Adjustable shelves are an absolute must when you need to maximise your freezer space and customise it according to what you need to be stored at a given moment. In light of this, you would be better off with a unit that has an adjustable shelf than one that comes with a permanent shelf.
Lock and key:
If you need to prevent your children from accessing that particular freezer in your absence, then you may need a unit that comes with a key which you can toss into the very shoes you are wearing and make sure your kids watch you as you walk away with the key.
If you share a flat or you will need to chill medication, you need a device that can be put under lock and key.
Let’s quickly run through some of the small model options available to you.
Cube mini freezer: This is the most commonly used freezer type. They’re affordable and compact and, therefore, ideal for tight spaces like student dorms. They typically weigh anywhere from 25-30 lbs and are most suitable for drinks and snacks rather than heavier and more delicate foods that spoil quicker, likemeat.
If you are not that pressed for space, the next option may be a better choice for you.
Mid-size mini freezer: This type of freezer has several shelves and compartments with adjustable temperature controls and, thus, allows you to store meats, fruits and vegetables. Of course, they are slightly pricier, but you can understand why, can't you?
Counter top mini freezer: As the name implies, the counter top freezers stand as short as the height of your counter top, sometimes just a little taller. They also have more space and come with strong cooling output that would ensure that your items are well frozen.
Travel mini fridge: This type of fridge freezers can be plugged into the cigarette lighter of your vehicle to accompany you on long rides.
There are a few benefits to buying a compact freezer, like, they help you save space, and they cut power costs and are safe for the environment.
Let us elaborate on a couple of these benefits.
Power Saving benefit:
Some small freezers like chest freezers, for example, come with built-in sidewall insulation to contain their cold outputs for a more extended period and therefore expend minimal power to function.
So if you are experiencing power cuts or if you are moving to a new house, your unplugged deep freezer can keep your items cold for almost seventy-two hours, as long as the lid is closed.
Ample Storing benefits:
A fresh and new small freezer is hard to beat when it comes to its space-saving advantage. And small freezers come in various sizes with some smaller than small, whether it’s a deep freezer or an upright free standing freezer.
In addition to the above benefits, small freezers also often come with a compact, stylish, elegant design and of course, as we mentioned, the reversible doors come with the small freezer option.
A: Would you rather buy a deep freezer or an upright freezer? That is what it boils down to.
So, let us compare and contrast the two options so you can make your choice.
a) Chest (deep) freezers:
Compared to the upright models, deep freezers have about 20% more usable space.
The temperature in a chest unit remains stable since there is no self-defrost system in it.
Compared to the free standing models, air circulation is low in a deep freezer which enables it to prevent freezer burn but also keeps your food items in a cosy form of modern slavery which they enjoy in cool bliss.
If you suffer a blackout, the chest model will keep your frozen items frozen for longer than an upright.
Like we already said, chest freezers use less electricity than uprights.
You will often have to dig out, search and rearrange your chest freezer when trying to find the food you need. This doesn’t happen with an upright freezer.
b) Upright freezers:
It is easier to organise an upright freezer than a chest type because they come with shelves.
Upright freezers often come in a variety of finishes.
Upright freezers are usually noisier than chest freezers.
The temperature of door shelves is often warmer than the interior of the freezer, but in a chest freezer, everything gets equally frozen.
A: The smallest freezer you can buy is an upright small freezer. They are the smaller of the mini models.Upright freezers will occupy far less space in your room, so if that is something you care about; you know what not to buy.
A 22-cubic-foot deep freezeris wide and takes up a rectangular floor space of 2 feet by 6 feet, but an upright 22-cubic-foot freezer will only occupy 2.5 feet by 2.5 feet of floor space.
A: It isn’t always convenient to keep a deep freezer in the house, so to the garage, it often goes. But you may have to reconsider keeping this type of freezer in the garage because as winter approaches, concerns arise as to whether the freezer will work optimally in an unheated garage.
It is important to note that the recommended temperature for storing food is zero degrees Fahrenheit. When the surrounding temperature in the garage drops along with the colder weather outside, the compressor of the freezer must turn on to cool itself optimally. But the problem is that if the outside temperature cools the device down to much less than 50 degrees, the compressor may never come on at all. This means that ultimately the freezer will be just as cold as it is outside which may be inadequate so unless you live in a place where your garage tempis minus zero, some of your food items will thaw.
A: A refrigerator isn’t meant to operate when the outside air is colder than the air inside it. Fridges cool foodstuff by moving heat outside. Cold air on the outside, therefore, tricks the thermostat inside the unit to into thinking that the inside air doesn’t need chilling and the compressor won’t kick in. And remember that the compressor is what kick-starts the chilling process. That won’t bode well for your food and drinks in any way.
Hey, I'm Cath :) Iv'e got two beautiful young girls who mean the world to me. I used to be a head chef over at my local restaurant but I gave that up to look after my girls. I decided to put my culinary experience to use here by bringing that wealth of kitchen related knowledge and sharing it with you guys.