Magic Chef Review
This freezer provides a roomy 6.9 cubic feet of interior space giving you room for some serious food storage. To illustrate its size, this freezer can handle 420 pints of ice cream. It stores more food than any other chest freezer in our buying guide. The Midea WHS-258C1 is another that provides plenty of storage space for a chest freezer.
Despite its sizeable inside space, the exterior of this small chest freezer is not particularly big nor will it take up excessive amounts of space in your home. It measures 32.6 inches high, 36.9 inches wide and 22 inches deep, which is comparable to other chest freezers in our reviews. With the lid lifted, it stands 54.5 inches high. It weighs 73.4 pounds.
One thing you will want to note is that this freezer costs somewhat more to run than other products we looked at. This freezer uses 249 kilowatts hours per year and costs an average of $30 per year to operate. That comes to a monthly bill of $2.50, which is reasonable for an appliance that runs constantly and preserves a lot of food.
This small chest freezer is nicely equipped with a power-on indicator light, a drain to help with the manual defrosting and a removable basket that lets you keep frozen foods you cook often easily available. This freezer also has adjustable legs so the freezer will always be level, even if the ground it’s sitting on isn’t. Unfortunately, you do not get a door safety lock, which is a great device that lets you monitor your children’s access to it and potentially protect them from harm.
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With the Magic Chef HMCF7W2, you have a commodious storage area to preserve frozen foods and enough useful features to help you keep the device operating and cleaned. The only drawbacks are the lack of a safety lock and the fact that you must hand over a few more dollars yearly to operate this freezer.