CHEST FREEZER SIZES AND DIMENSIONS
If you have a larger household, buy in bulk or just like to stock up for the unexpected, a chest freezer might be the better option for you since they’re available in the largest capacities. However, the wider, shorter design means you’ll need more open floor space for a chest freezer vs. an upright model, making them ideal for a basement or sometimes a garage, if you purchase a garage-ready freezer. As you move up in cubic footage, the freezer will usually get wider rather than taller or deeper.
Inside, chest freezers generally have more open, usable space overall but may lack some of the shelving and storage compartments of an upright freezer, often making them less convenient to organize. Food stored toward the bottom of the freezer can be more difficult to reach as well.
Use the chart below to see which freezer sizes work best for your household. Keep in mind that you’ll need about 3 inches of space around the freezer to allow for proper air circulation.