Product Review: Arctic King WHS-185C1WSB Chest Freezer
Price Range: $150 – $200
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a low maintenance, energy efficient, mid-sized chest freezer.
The Arctic King Freezer sports a sleek looking matte black exterior, which is becoming an increasingly trendy color that has an understated appearance and fits in beautifully in both newer and older kitchen environments.
The lid has a recessed handle which keeps the look minimalistic and allows for easy opening/closing of the lid. The plain front exterior features an adjustable thermostat to regulate the temperature and a drain cap for defrosting the freezer. Unfortunately, the temperature dial isn’t numbered so it requires some guesswork to set the right temperature, but is simple enough.
Despite its sizeable interior, the Arctic King has a rather compact footprint due to its height measuring 28 inches in length, 20.6 inches wide with a height of 33.5 inches. Keep in mind, the freezer requires at least 6 inches of clearance either sides to allow for sufficient ventilation.
There are no wheel castors fitted to the unit, but its lightweight of only 64 lbs ensures that its easy to move when you need to transport it. Additionally, it doesn’t have adjustable legs so ensure that you have a flat surface to place it on.
The freezer comes shipped with double-layer packaging which helps protect it against dents and scratches during shipping, which is a pleasing sign.
Inside, there is 5.0 cubic foot of storage space which provides plenty of room to cater for frozen foods storage for small to medium sized families.
Arctic King have included a removable slider-style storage basket as standard which gives you convenient access to frozen foods upon opening the lid.
This model does not feature an interior light, which is a potential downside for use in environments with low lighting such as garages or basements.
The low maintenance design ensures this chest freezer is easy to maintain. The easy access drain is accessible at the front and should be used at least yearly to drain the freezer.
This is an Energy Star rated appliance that has an estimated energy draw of 218 kWh which gives it an estimated annual energy costs of $26 per year.
Guarantee: 1-year warranty.
The Arctic King Chest Freezer is a hot seller for good reason and is well deserving of a place on anyone’s shortlist who is looking for an affordable, mid-sized chest freezer.
Its sleek looks, lightweight, quiet operation, generously sized interior and low maintenance design make it the ideal choice for apartment dwellers or anyone who requires a freezer with a small footprint that has a sizeable storage capacity.
The main drawbacks are the lack of interior and exterior lighting so it isn’t the best choice for darker environments.
That being said, we highly recommend the Arctic King WHS-185C1WSB.