Some of the top brands of chest freezers as of 2015 include Danby, GE and Frigidaire according to TopTenReviews.com. Important things to look out for when purchasing a chest freezer include construction quality, size, cleaning options and temperature control.
The Danby DCF550W1 chest freezer is relatively compact, making it easy to use in multiple rooms around the home. The unit allows for easy internal temperature control with its front-mounted thermostat. The motor runs only to maintain a stable operating temperature, therefore saving on power. The downside is that the appliance requires circulation from the rear, and therefore cannot be positioned directly against a wall. This takes up valuable floor space.
The GE FCM15PUWW is specifically built for durability. The unit is easy to maintain because cleaning can be done with basic cleaners and polish. The user can control the internal temperature with a manual thermostat, and interior sliding baskets make organizing food easy. This model is larger than most, requiring extra space.
The Frigidaire FFCH09M5MW is easy to clean, and includes convenient features such as internal lighting, making it easy to see inside the freezer. The unit comes with a persistent power light to indicate potential motor or cooling problems before they occur. The freezer, however, does not come with extra features typical of higher-end models and brands.