The Best Garage Freezer [Chest & Upright]

Our Top Pick

The Best Garage Freezer

Danby Garage Ready – 8.5 Cubic Feet Capacity

At Hack My Garage, we don’t simply put the highest ticket items at the top. We spend hours researching the best options available and layout the good and the bad making your life easy.

The Danby Garage Ready upright freezer offers 8.5 cubic feet of capacity for storing all of your frozen goodies. It’s also sleek as heck and it can be left in a garage that goes down to Fahreinheight without a problem.

If you’re on a budget or looking for the best garage chest freezer, you’ll find the rest of the products reviewed below.

What’re you waiting for? Let’s get to it.

Best Upright Garage Freezer

Danby DUFM085A4BSLDD

The best part about this fridge is that it has 8.5 cubic feet (241 liters) of capacity. If you’re like me, you love eating meat. The best way to save is buying in bulk, and investing in a garage freezer with ample space is how you save your hard-earned cash.

If you’re worried about your hot (or cold) garage causing you problems, this upright freezer works from 0° to 110°F. Instead of having to look around for a garage freezer kit and doing the wiring yourself, you can stick this freezer in practically any garage and fahgettaboutit.

It’s got 5 shelves so you can keep your freezer organized and not have to deal with frozen hands trying to find that steak you’re sure you didn’t eat months ago. It’s got a reversible door hinge as well should you require a specific corner for your freezer to go in.

You’ll notice that this freezer has a sleek design. It’ll match any garage’s aesthetic and complement your garage cabinets. It’s not just any freezer that’ll turn yellow over time, it’ll stay stylish for years to come.

The Danby Garage Ready upright fridge checks off every item on the list. It’s going to do well in a hot or cold garage, it’ll hold 241 liters of frozen goods on 5 shelves AND it’s sleek as can be.

You’ll have a hard time finding a freezer that can compete with this one. It’ll be an investment that’ll make your life easier by freeing up space in your kitchen’s freezer and save you money in the long run if you purchase your goods in bulk.

Pros
  • Garage ready
  • 8.5 cubic feet of space
  • 5 shelves
Cons
  • Hard to find any

Best Budget Upright Garage Freezer

Midea WHS-109FW1

The Midea WHS-109FW1 is the best budget upright freezer that’ll more than satisfy your needs. It’s perfect if you’re on a budget but still want more storage area for frozen goods.

It has 3.0 cubic feet of capacity which will be able to make room in your kitchen’s freezer. The worst thing is having to deal with a packed freezer where you can’t find anything. Being able to store your frozen goods in your new garage freezer is how you get that problem fixed.

You can remove the shelves allowing you to store weirdly shaped products that won’t normally fit. It’s perfect if you want to throw a brisket or roast in there to smoke for another time.

It’s also got a reversible door handle letting you put it exactly where you need it. Saving space is why you’re checking out this option, and being able to stick it in any corner of your crammed garage is a bonus.

If you don’t like white, it also comes in black as well. Every garage is different, and the color flexibility is always great. I like to go with black since it’ll go with anything.

I think the Midea WHS-109FW1 upright fridge is a great budget choice to store your extra frozen goodies. The reviews are extremely positive, and you won’t have to break the bank to enjoy an extra freezer.

If you’re still on the edge, it also comes with a 1 year warranty to sweeten up the deal. Check it out for yourself.

Pros
  • 3.0 cubic feet of storage
  • 1-year warranty
  • Comes in black/white
Cons
  • Will get full fast

Best Chest Freezer for Garage

Midea MRC070S0AWW

Midea MRC070S0AWW

Are you looking for a chest freezer that won’t let you down? The best chest freezer for garage goes to Midea MRC070S0AWW.

The main benefit of a chest freezer over upright is that you’ll save money on energy as they’re more efficient. They also allow for up to 20 percent more storage with how they’re built.

This unit has 7.0 cu. ft of capacity, ready to fulfill any of your freezer storage needs. Imagine all of the chicken, beef, ice cream, and other delicious foods you’ll be able to stock up on. I would never have to go to the grocery store if I had one of these bad boys!

It comes with a basket for easy access to all of your favorite items. You can pop a few ice creams in there and pull them out on a hot day when you’ve finished up working on your car or woodworking project.

If you’re looking for a bigger unit, they’re a bit tougher to find. You can get two of these and save a bit of cash considering larger units end up costing quite a bit more since they’re normally for commercial use.

You’ll save on cash, electricity, and physical space when you decide to go with the Koolatron KTCF195 chest freezer.

Pros
  • 7.0 cubic feet capacity
  • Removable basket for easy access
  • Energy efficient
Cons
  • Some units came dinged up upon arrival, but most purchasers were happy with their purchase

Best Budget Chest Freezer for Garage

Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM

Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM

You don’t have to “go big or go home”. Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM is the best budget chest freezer for garage out there.

You’ll be able to freeze 3.5 cubic feet (98 liters) of food, making it easy to buy your favorite items in bulk. You won’t just save money on this freezer, you’ll save money by being able to buy more for cheaper.

It also has a wire basket making it easy to keep your favorite items an arm’s length away. You could pop a few beers in there on a hot day and come back to a nice, refreshing drink. Just don’t forget you left it in there, or you’ll have a big problem later!

If you’re considering it but require a bigger option, it also comes in a 5 cubic feet capacity model. I know how annoying it can be dealing with a full freezer and one of these will remedy that problem in a jiffy.

You have to ensure that your chest freezers are garage ready, otherwise, the compressor will turn itself off once the ambient temperature drops below a certain range. This model comes garage or basement ready, making it a perfect fit for your garage.

Some purchasers did mention that their units came a bit dinged up but that’s the nature of getting a freezer delivered, a small percentage of purchasers will have issues.

I think you’ll have no problems if you decide to go with Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM chest freezer. It’s simple, but it’ll store your frozen goods and save you money while you’re at it.

Pros
  • 3.5 cubic feet of capacity
  • Garage ready
  • Front thermostat
Cons
  • Some purchasers received dinged units

Best Small Freezer for Garage

BLACK+DECKER BCRK25B

It’s small, sleek and sexy, the best small freezer for garage is BLACK+DECKER BCRK25B.

You’ll notice that it’s also a fridge, the problem with finding a small freezer for your garage is most small freezers aren’t suitable to operate below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This one has a top freezer compartment that can hold a few frozen goods, though.

The main attraction of this fridge/freezer combo is how you’ll have easy access to your favorite drinks at any moment’s notice. When you’re finished working, you can open up this fridge and grab yourself a nice cold beverage.

It also provides extra fridge space so that you can keep some snacks in there for later. When you’re in the garage, you want to stay in there. Having to go back inside all dirty and sweaty can lead to you getting yelled at by your partner. You won’t have that problem anymore with this fridge!

Just because it’s small doesn’t mean you’ll be left without features. It’s got reversible doors, it’s ultra-quiet, it even has its own ice tray. It’s tiny, but it packs quite a punch. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without a garage fridge after owning one of these.

You got me, the BLACK+DECKER BCRK25B isn’t a freezer, but it’s a fridge with a freezer. It’s the best of both worlds, it can work in a garage and you’ll have access to snacks and cold beverages whenever you need. What’s not to love?

You can check out the best garage refrigerator’s to check out more fridges.

Pros
  • It’s a fridge AND a freezer
  • Aesthetic
  • Capable to store snacks and cold drinks
Cons
  • Not a standalone freezer

Garage Freezer FAQ

What freezer is best for a warm garage?

You’re going to want to make sure that if you do purchase a garage freezer that it can withstand cold and warm temperatures. The issue with extreme temperature for fridges is that they normally have outside thermometers that’ll kick off the compressor if it reaches a certain threshold.

All the freezers on this list are garage friendly, but you’re going to want to make sure that they can withstand the heat (and cold). I found many promising freezers but they wouldn’t be able to operate below 50 degrees F which most garages get to during the winter.

How to find best price on a garage freezer?

I know that for most of you, buying a fridge online can seem pricy. If you’re looking to save a bit extra and have a truck or way to transport the freezer, you can check Craigslist to find used freezers that are suitable for you.

Are all chest freezers garage ready?

Not at all chest freezers are garage ready. You’re going to want to check the manufacturer’s specifications as some chest freezers won’t work when the outside temperature is below 50°F.

Find garage ready fridges here.

Where should I put my chest freezer?

Store your chest freezer as close as possible to you for easy access but at the same time in a place that won’t block any needed space. A good place to store your chest freezer is next to your garage door that leads into your home.

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About Roy Cohen

I'm Roy, founder of Hack My Garage. I started out like most not knowing how to hammer a nail, but now I know more than most people about home improvement and DIY. I want to spread my wealth of knowledge with the world and hope to make it a better place.