GE Garage Power Outage Chest Freezer, 10.7-Cubic Feet

Last updated: October 27, 2022

We looked at the top Deep Freezers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Deep Freezer you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 133 expert reviews, the GE Garage Power Outage Chest Freezer, 10.7-Cubic Feet placed 8th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Garage ready – GE freezers are tested to perform from 0 degrees F to 110 degrees F. Power On light – easily see if the freezer is working without having to open the door. 3 lift-out, sliding bulk storage baskets – offers flexibility to organize and store favorite foods for quick, easy access. Lock with key – allows you to protect your valuable food items from unintentional entry. Adjustable temperature control – easy to use controls to select the temperature for your needs. Interior lighting – makes it easy to see what is inside.

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Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The FCM11PHWW also has an external dial temperature control (as you’d find on a fridge), leveling legs for uneven flooring, and three lift-out, sliding bulk-storage baskets.
Has 3 sliding baskets that lift out for easy cleaning, and bright interior light so you can always find what you need. Garners praise for its practical mid-range size and affordable price.
The GE doesn’t have a proprietary system for building its freezer walls, but they’re thick and maintain the unit’s lowest temperature of -5° quite well.
Though it’s medium in size, it’s Energy Star qualified, meaning it runs efficiently and won’t send your electric bill skyrocketing.
It features an exterior power on light and temperature control, an interior light, a child-safe keyed door lock, and a defrost water drain.
This model is a standard mid-sized chest freezer with clear temperature controls and an indicator light right on the front, so checking and adjusting your freezer takes no time at all.
There is also the easy-to-access front-mount mechanical thermostat which allows you too easily and quickly program the unit to the desired temperature required.
The freezers walls are thick and can maintain the lowest temperature of -5 degrees.
It has three removable storage baskets and is energy star certified with an estimated annual electricity consumption of 218 kWh/year.

What reviewers didn't like

Some people may find the manual defrost system to be a hassle, but all chest freezers need to be manually defrosted.
Power cord is on the short side, and no handle means the door is somewhat awkward to open. Not as spacious as some upright models, but suitable for most users.
Weak warranty
Frost builds up around the lid
Depending on your budget, its price may seem like too much to pay for a freezer that supplements your standing refrigerator.
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