Reviews for Igloo chest freezers on the Best Buy and Walmart websites remain largely positive with an average four out of five stars as of 2015, but some users also give mixed and negative reviews. Unsatisfied customers complain of Igloo freezers breaking after limited use.
Many reviewers on the Best Buy website rave about the 7.2-cubic foot Igloo chest freezer's large capacity, energy efficiency and ability to hold a consistent temperature, but several reviewers complain that their freezer had stopped working several weeks to several months after purchase. Several reviewers on the Walmart website add that the 3.6-cubic foot freezer is lightweight and runs quietly. Others note that the warranty is a hassle, as buyers need to ship the freezer to the manufacturer for repairs. One reviewer also mentions that the freezer puts out a good deal of heat.
Top Ten Reviews mentions that the Igloo FRF452 is easy to install and has low clearance requirements of 4 inches on each side for air circulation. An adjustable thermostat gives users exact temperature control, and a bottom spout allows for easy defrosting. The website adds that outside temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit and sources of direct heat such as sunlight can impact the freezer's operating temperature.