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    • Beremy
    • By Beremy 5th Aug 18, 3:27 PM
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    Freezer for Outside Shed
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    • 5th Aug 18, 3:27 PM
    Freezer for Outside Shed 5th Aug 18 at 3:27 PM
    Hi

    My garage freezer has just packed up (had it 3 years and was second hand). Just looking for a new one and notice that some are suitable for 'outside' use. Just wondering if this a crock to charge more money for an appliance.
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    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 5th Aug 18, 3:33 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 3:33 PM
    No.

    www.which.co.uk/reviews/freezers/article/best-freezers-for-your-garage
    "The lowest room temperature that these appliances are designed to work in is 10C. Keep your freezer in a room that gets any colder, and there!!!8217;s a chance it will stop working properly, causing all of the food inside to defrost."
    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 5th Aug 18, 4:13 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 4:13 PM
    I've never known it to be a problem with freezers. Fridge/freezers are the ones to watch outside.
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    • z1a
    • By z1a 5th Aug 18, 4:31 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 4:31 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 4:31 PM
    Probably would be better INSIDE shed!
    • no1catman
    • By no1catman 5th Aug 18, 9:49 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 9:49 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 9:49 PM
    Always used to wonder what the big deal there was about this, but recently with this hot weather found out why!
    A freezer in a garage or shed, while in the winter would get colder than inside the house, I've found how much hotter the garage has been the past few months.
    A freezer would have to work hard to cope with the temperatures, OTOH Spain, Italy, & Greece must manage with there temperatures - so should be attainable.
    But if the info says 'not for garage use' stay clear.
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    • omendata
    • By omendata 5th Aug 18, 10:26 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 10:26 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 10:26 PM
    Yes tghe advice is correct although i have never seen the danger actually happen! Frost free use a heater remember and the temperature of the compressor cna also be really high so in enclosed spaces it does cause very high temperatures - counter intuitive to what a freezer is thats why it confuses folks!
    • comeandgo
    • By comeandgo 5th Aug 18, 11:08 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:08 PM
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    • 5th Aug 18, 11:08 PM
    We can only use Beko freezers outside in garage due to the very low winter temps we sometimes get and even then I've had a winter at minus 20 and it shut itself off but just opened the freezer door, food won't defrost at minus 20.
    • unforeseen
    • By unforeseen 6th Aug 18, 5:42 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 5:42 AM
    We can only use Beko freezers outside in garage due to the very low winter temps we sometimes get and even then I've had a winter at minus 20 and it shut itself off but just opened the freezer door, food won't defrost at minus 20.
    Originally posted by comeandgo
    +1

    We've had a Beko fridge and freezer in our garage for the last 10 years without problems. Both have been working without a problem.
    • Callie22
    • By Callie22 6th Aug 18, 8:39 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:39 AM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 8:39 AM
    We've had a Beko fridge and freezer in our garage for the last 10 years without problems. Both have been working without a problem.
    Originally posted by unforeseen

    We recently bought a small Beko freezer for a garage. I think they were pretty much the only brand that we could find that said that the freezers could work in lower temperatures.
    • pinkshoes
    • By pinkshoes 6th Aug 18, 3:41 PM
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    My parent's garage one is also a Beko.

    It was the only one they found that was guaranteed for garage use.
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    • Hoploz
    • By Hoploz 6th Aug 18, 5:43 PM
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    My freezer in my garage turns off in the coldest winter period. Which is a real pain as it tends to be Christmas when I'm loading it up! You don't know it's been off so you can't tell whether the food has defrosted then refrozen later. I had apple pies I'd made in there last winter and when I got them out they were frozen but had mould on them bleughhh!

    I have read it is freezers which are Frost Free which have this problem. Apparently they work in a different way, but can't tell you more than that.
    • Quizzical Squirrel
    • By Quizzical Squirrel 6th Aug 18, 5:49 PM
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    I've got an outdoor fridge. Completely outdoors, gets half buried in winter snow and everything.
    I can't imagine a normal indoor fridge standing up to that.

    So although it's not a freezer, there must be stuff the manufacturers do to these outdoor appliances.
    • LandyAndy
    • By LandyAndy 7th Aug 18, 9:39 AM
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    I have a Bosch freezer that is about 20 years old. It has spent the last 13 years in unheated outbuildings. Never given a moments trouble.
    • britishboy
    • By britishboy 7th Aug 18, 8:53 PM
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    We bought a cheap (cant remember the name of it) chest freezer for about 200 when we moved 4 years ago to go in our shed, its worked fine ever since and is a godsend. Its survived both March's cold spell and the last 4 weeks of heat


    No problems with it
    • ka7e
    • By ka7e 7th Aug 18, 10:40 PM
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    Another vote for Beko. Mine is in an unheated conservatory and is fine at -5 in winter and 38 in the summer.
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    • TheCyclingProgrammer
    • By TheCyclingProgrammer 8th Aug 18, 1:57 AM
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    Just get a Beko.
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