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  • First off, READ THE MANUAL! It specifies that if the unit was tilted more than 45 degrees before ...
  • April 06, 2019

First off, READ THE MANUAL! It specifies that if the unit was tilted more than 45 degrees before placing it in its destination, let it sit for 24 hours. One guy from a delivery company delivered this big box, so it was probably tilted more than 45 degrees (and you don't know that it wasn't), so let it sit. There's more detail about placement and initial operation in the manual, but you get the idea. Just read it before plugging it in please. So I have the freezer, it's cold, and it's been running for about two weeks now. It's working, but there are a few details about this particular freezer that make me nervous. One is that the picture of the item online is different from what I'm looking at in my house. Nothing major... dial and lights are a little different, handle is different. The picture online shows a power light, but there isn't one. Just seems odd that they didn't post a picture of the correct freezer. Makes me wonder if they got anything else wrong. Also, the photo online appears to show what might be a foot that helps with leveling. There's no such thing on the freezer. You need to make sure it's level, so use a shim if there's any wobbling. The only other issue that worries me is there there seem to be a lot of complaints with a failing relay on similar models from the same brand. I took a look at the relay, and it appears that perhaps they put a better quality relay on this model, but I don't have a way of confirming that, other than waiting for a year or two to see if it still works. I will say that I saw a lot of complaint about shipping damage, so I was expecting to see some dents. However, it was packed very nicely with bubble wrap on the outside of the box. No issues there. So bottom line, I'll be using it, but I'll be checking it every day to make sure it's still working.

Pros Good Size & Weight

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Tim1

The North
35 to 44, Male
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  • I needed an additional freezer to store extra food since the freezer is so small in my refrigerat...
  • March 26, 2019
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I needed an additional freezer to store extra food since the freezer is so small in my refrigerator in the kitchen. This freezer was the right size to tuck away in the corner of the garage while having plenty of space to store tons of food. Because of the hinges, it can't be flush against the wall, but almost (see photo). I like how the lid stays open even if I just lift it up half way. As far as operation, its pretty much set it and forget it. It came set on "5" and that's what I left it on. Next to the temperature control is a light that tells you if the motor is running. Inside, its got a wire basket for storing small items. It was light enough for me to move and place all by myself and the cord was a good length to reach a plug waist high with plenty of slack.

Pros Easy to Use, Nice Design

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MB

CT
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By: MB
  • April 10, 2019
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The RCA Brand, 5.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer in White has a footprint similar to a standard washer or drier. When I received this small 5 cubic foot chest freeze, I was very surprised how much storage space there is inside. I didn’t try, but I think I could have fit everything from our full side-by-side refrigerator freezer compartment in it. We have needed extra freezer space for some time and this small chest freezer perfectly meets our needs. No more opening our freezer door in our kitchen, only to have food items fall out on the floor. We set our new chest freezer up in our laundry/utility room because it needs to be protected from excessively hot or cold temperatures that can be found in automobile garages. The freezer incorporates an adjustable thermostat. Set on #5, it maintains -2 degrees or colder depending whether the compressor is cooling or not. This chest freezer appears to be very well made and much heavier than I expected. I found fit and finish in construction to be first-rate. I recommend using a hand truck if needing to move it or two people on each side. It does not have adjustable feet so it needs to be shimmed on uneven flooring to keep from rocking. There is an indicator light that illuminates when the compressor is running. However, I don’t find it provides any utility as being able to hear the compressor running tells me it is operating. It does feature a drain plug that can be used for water removal when defrosting as it is not frost free. Yet, I’ll likely never use the drain plug, rather removing water with my wet dry vacuum when defrosting. The energy efficiency rating of this chest freezer is very good and I do not anticipate to even notice a difference in our electric bill as our central AC likely uses the same electricity in one hour this freezer using in one month. I think our new chest freezer is really going to come in handy around the holidays for keeping pies, turkeys, hams, steaks and other food fresh for those big family meals.

Pros Good Size & Weight, High Quality, Looks Great, Energy Efficient

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Splitshaft

California
55 to 64, Male
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  • Nice looking little freezer. Decent capacity but compact external dimensions so it can fit in ver...
  • March 29, 2019

Nice looking little freezer. Decent capacity but compact external dimensions so it can fit in very small space. Unfortunately, it is LOUD! It is much too loud for indoor use unless you stick it in a basement or laundry room behind closed doors. We put ours in the garage where it sounds like a distant air compressor when running. Since it's so small I had hoped to put it in a corner in the kitchen but the noise level made that impossible. It comes with a small basket. There's nothing fancy about it, it's not frost-free but most small, inexpensive chest freezers aren't, either. If not for the noise level I would have rated it higher. If you plan to put it somewhere where the noise level won't be an issue then this might be a good buy for you. Otherwise you won't like it.

Pros Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great Cons Noisy
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SomeGuy

Atlanta
55 to 64, Male
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  • Don't be fooled by this freezers small footprint. It's 5 cu.ft. capacity is plenty large for a 3 ...
  • March 26, 2019
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Don't be fooled by this freezers small footprint. It's 5 cu.ft. capacity is plenty large for a 3 or 4-person family to use for long-term storage of meats and summer's bounty of veggies and fruits. Although not listed as a Energy Star rated product, keep in mind that chest freezers use less energy than uprights because not as much cold air escapes each time you open the freezer. Even though this chest model relies on manual defrosting, this too requires less electricity than automatic defrosting and is easy to do with the front mounted drain. I like the included hanging basket because it is convenient for quick access to smaller items I frequently need and the separate power and compressor indicator lights let me know the status of the freezer with just a glance. However, I would recommend purchasing a separate freezer thermometer to help with the initial freezing temperature setting and for monitoring later on since the 7-position dial doesn't indicate a degree setting.

Pros Easy to Clean, Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, long power cord
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DIYGuy

PA Snowbelt
65 or over, Male
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  • II had recently started Weight Watchers and had been cooking lots of healthy food. Since I’m sing...
  • April 02, 2019

II had recently started Weight Watchers and had been cooking lots of healthy food. Since I’m single I had so many leftovers and they wouldn't all fit in my side by side fridge in the house. I had thought having a freezer in the garage would be too much of an extravagance and a waste of energy for just me. I hit the bullet and bought this cute little freezer. It took the pressure off my inside fridge and I think it said it only uses $27 of electricity a year. It’s small yet has a lot of space. It is very light and I was unable to unpack it and set it up by myself. I’m so glad I got it. .

Pros Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight
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SassyNanny

Los Angeles
65 or over, Female
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  • This quality product is surprisingly lightweight. The perfect size to keep extra food you find on...
  • March 25, 2019
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This quality product is surprisingly lightweight. The perfect size to keep extra food you find on sale, or bulky items that just crowd out the kitchen refrigerator. It would be easy to get something lost on the bottom, so I keep a dry erase pen near it to write what's actually inside. Convenient drain hole on the bottom if and when it needs defrosting. Very good insulation value.

Pros Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, High Quality Cons no adjustable feet
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kerndtsr

Sacramento
45 to 54, Male
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  • The RCA RFRF452 5.1 Cu. Ft. chest freezer is very nice and easy to work unit. With its' self lev...
  • March 25, 2019
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The RCA RFRF452 5.1 Cu. Ft. chest freezer is very nice and easy to work unit. With its' self leveling foot stands set up was a breeze. It is very quiet, energy efficient and cooled quickly. The freezer has an easy to adjust temp setting and a power indicator light. Along with the power indicator it has a convenient on off switch. Finally its storage basket helps with sorting item. All in all a very nice freezer.

Pros Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great, Nice Design
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BigCal

Wis.
65 or over, Male
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  • We have a steer scheduled for processing and wanted a small freezer to store part of our beef. Th...
  • March 22, 2019
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We have a steer scheduled for processing and wanted a small freezer to store part of our beef. This RCA seemed just what we wanted. I like the top basket. The unit has a power indicator on front, which was a feature we required. I unpacked it, leveled it and turned it on. It was quiet and achieved 10 below overnight. So far I would recommend this little freezer.

Pros Easy to Install, Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Looks Great

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Remodel

Malvern AR
55 to 64, Male
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  • This is a great little freezer. When it showed up at my house I was wondering how I was going to...
  • March 28, 2019
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This is a great little freezer. When it showed up at my house I was wondering how I was going to get it inside and where I wanted it, but it is so light I could just pick it up and move it on my own! When I normally think of a chest freezer, I think of my parents freezer that is like 6 feet long and 2 feet deep and 3 feet tall. It's huge! This is so much smaller, but surprisingly it's more than enough for the 3 people in the house and has room to spare. Love it.

Pros Easy to Install, Easy to Use
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DIYer

Ogden, Utah
25 to 34, Male
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