Upright freezers range in price from $200 for a 1-cubic-foot compact unit to $1,150 for a 21-cubic-foot model, as of 2015. Larger units usually cost more, and frost-free models are more expensive than manual defrost freezers.
Other options, including adjustable baskets and dividers, specialty lighting, power outage alarms and separate temperature zones, also increase the price of upright freezers. The exterior finish of upright freezers also impacts their price, and stainless steel finishes typically cost more than white or black exteriors. When choosing a freezer size, it's important to consider a family's size and needs. One rule of thumb is to multiply the number of family members by 2.5 to find how much cubic feet of freezer space is needed.