Frigidaire upright freezers are energy efficient, commonly with an estimated $74 yearly operating cost for 2015 models. These freezers have a 24 percent higher energy efficiency than 2013 models, according to the Frigidaire website. Upright freezers are more expensive than chest freezers and have around 20 percent less usable space.
Upright freezers with a self-defrosting freezer are not as energy efficient as models that require manual defrosting, but manual defrosting models have less even temperatures throughout the interior.
As of 2015, the Frigidaire Gallery upright freezer is highly rated in functionality and features by Top Ten Reviews. This freezer has 20.5 cubic feet capacity with an exterior temperature indicator and a fast freeze feature.