Space-saving chest freezers for your backup food

Stock up on goods without cramping your style.

Let’s face it—we’re all working with a sorely limited amount of space in our main kitchen freezer. From bulky bags of french fries to whole turkeys, frozen juices to homemade science experiments, it’s hard to stock up convenient items that might make or break the flow of an unexpected dinner debacle. By tucking away your excess frozen goods for a rainy day or spontaneous get-together into a dedicated compact chest freezer, you can make the most out of the limited space you have while gaining some extra peace of mind.

Here’s a list of our favorite chest freezers currently available.

Super quiet: COSTWAY Chest Freezer

Meals For Days

Portable and chill. Amazon

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This stylish 63-quart freezer from Costway boasts an LCD display and vehicle battery compatibility for campers and adventurers alike. Plug in at home and enjoy a spacious deep freeze for your tater tots and berries down to a cool -0.4 degrees Fahrenheit. In addition to being compact, it’s quiet, too, so you can stow it in a living area with minimal disruption.

Most portable: Whynter 62 Quart Dual Zone Portable Fridge And Freezer

Van-Ready Construction

The “fast freeze” function gets it all the way down to six degrees below zero in a jiffy. Amazon

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This Whynter fridge and freezer combo is also home and vehicle compatible, with the added bonus of being fitted with interior LED lights so you can stack your goods fearlessly and access them quickly. The two interior temperature zones allow for simultaneous refrigeration and freezing, and the included mesh wire baskets allow for easy separation of perishable goods.

For camping: EdgeStar FP630 Portable Refrigerator or Freezer – 63 Qt. AC/DC

Multiple Sizes Available

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Stow fresh fish, meat, and other perishable goods when you’re on the go with this portable freezer from Edgestar. Its midsize 63-quart capacity is plenty enough for keeping both long-term and short-term items fresh as a flower, and it cools down considerably quickly in about half an hour tops. The lid latches shut for security and you can control the temperature using the rear exterior panel and buttons.

Upgrade pick: Dukers DUC48F 12.2 cu. ft. 2-Door Undercounter Freezer in Stainless Steel

If You Need More Room

Industrial quality and capacity. Amazon

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If you’re storing a considerable amount of food and looking to keep it secure in a limited amount of space, nothing can beat a commercial freezer like this one from Dukers. It’s only 3 feet high and boasts 12.2 cubic feet of interior space at a restaurant-ready level of quality and finish. It’s fitted with two removable mesh shelves inside and finished with stainless steel on the outside, and the flat top is ready for stacking any items you might have, especially if you’re placing this in a storage area.