Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW Freezer Review and Buyer’s Guide

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We all have refrigerators with freezers attached to them, and they are okay. Let's face it though, there is not enough space. That is why the Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW is so great. This freezer guarantees you will no longer have to play Tetris with the frozen goods in your primary freezer.

Instead, you can place your overflow in the Frigidaire. That's good news for those of you have passed up great deals because you don't want to sacrifice your meat for the Hungry Man meals.

As exciting as it is to have more space, however, purchasing a freezer is a big deal. You need to make sure you have all of the facts about not just the freezer you want, but others like it before you shell out hundreds of dollars.

What's So Special About the Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW

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The Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW is an outstanding upright freezer. The model has great features and excellent reviews. By and large, customers who have purchased one love it and it is no wonder when you find out what it has to offer.

Product Specifications

The Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW is a 16.6 cubic foot upright freezer. The Adjustable Temperature Control on the freezer helps your food stay fresh. This Frigidaire model also has a frost-free feature that ensures that you will never have to defrost freezer again.

It also has four wire shelves, six door racks, an LED light, and a safety lock with a pop-out key. The Frigidaire is also Energy Star rated.

Take caution if most of your frozen goods are in your freezer for the long haul when using any frost-free freezer or setting.

Frost-free means that the temperature fluctuates, though staying at "freezing," and that can shorten the lifespan of your frozen goods.

  • 16.6 cubic foot upright freezer
  • Adjustable Temperature Control
  • Frost-free feature
  • Four wire shelves
  • Six door racks
  • LED light
  • Safety lock with a pop-out key
  • Energy Star rated
Frigidaire 16.6 Cu. Ft. White Upright Freezer
  • Mechanical Temperature Controls
  • Upright Freezer
  • LED Lighting

How Does the Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW Compare to Other Brands?

There are some other freezers that are comparable to the Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW. Most notably, the Maytag MZF34X16DW, GE FUF17SMRWW, and Whirlpool WZF79R20DW are the of the most closely related freezers.

All three of these freezers have features that are similar to the Frigidaire and range in prices.

GE FUF17DLRWW Upright Freezer
  • Interior LED lighting lets you see everything clearly so it's easier to find
  • Electronic external temperature control make adjusting the settings quick and simple
  • Lock and key deter thieves or unauthorized persons from accessing your frozen food

The first freezer we are going to check out is the GE FUF17DLRWW. That is a 17.3 cubic foot, upright freezer. It is a little bit larger than the Frigidaire but has very similar features. For instance, like the Frigidaire, the GE has a frost-free feature that prevents ice from building up on the inside of the freezer.

It also has an LED light that makes it easy to find items in a room with dim lighting or if you are digging around in it for a midnight snack. Finally, it comes with a lock and key too.

Unlike the Frigidaire, though, the GE model has an audible freezer alarm that alerts you if the door is left open and the temperature rises.

It prevents food spoilage. The freezer also Turbo Freeze. This feature blasts your food with an extra boost of cold air to restore the freezer's temperature and keeps your food safe.

The second freezer we are going to compare to the Frigidaire is the Maytag MZF34X16DW. This is a smaller freezer than the Frigidaire model at just 15.7 cubic feet of storage. However, it comes with some fairly nice features.

Like the Frigidaire, the Maytag has a frost-free feature and LED light. The freezer also has decent storage with three adjustable, full-width wire shelves and one freezer flood shelf.

The Maytag also has easy to use temperature controls that allow you to set the freezer's temperature to exactly what you want it to be.

Unlike the Frigidaire, the Maytag has a reversible door that allows you to open it from the left or the right so that it fits into almost every space.

According to reviews on the site, 93 percent of the people who bought it would recommend it to other people.

However, there are some complaints. Some customers have said that the door does not seal well and others said ice builds up inside of it.

White Whirlpool 20 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer With Temperature Alarm
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  • White Whirlpool 20 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer With Temperature Alarm
  • WZF79R20DW

The last freezer we are going to compare to the Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW is the Whirlpool WZF79R20DW. The Whirlpool is the biggest freezer we looked at with 19.7 cubic feet of storage.

While it may be bigger than the Frigidaire, it has some of the same features. For instance, it has the frost-free feature that prevents ice build-up. It has a LED light and easy to use temperature adjustments.

Unlike the Frigidaire, however, the freezer has an alarm that alerts you if the temperature drops to a dangerous level.

The freezer has a wire basket, gallon door bin, ice cream compartment, pizza pocket and two adjustable half-width door shelves. Perhaps the coolest thing this freezer offers is an optional icemaker that you can buy separately.

One person complained the freezer was poorly designed. As mentioned, this freezer is the biggest of the bunch, and it is also the most expensive.

Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW Pros and Cons

There are some pros and cons of the Frigidaire freezer that you be aware of before you make any purchases:

Pros

  • Energy Star rated
  • Prevents frost build-up
  • LED interior light
  • Arcticlock Thicker Walls keeps food frozen for over two days if there is a power outage
  • Power indicator light lets you know if the freezer is working

Cons

  • Freezer is noisy
  • Seal has issues sometimes
  • Doesn't have a reversible door
  • Doesn't have an audible freezer alarm

Our Verdict

Product

Details

Price

  • 16.6 cubic foot upright freezer
  • Adjustable Temperature Control
  • Frost-free feature
  • Four wire shelves
  • Six door racks
  • LED light
  • Safety lock with a pop-out key
  • Energy Star rated
  • 17.3 cubit foot upright freezer
  • Frost-free feature
  • LED light
  • Comes with lock and key
  • Audible freezer alarm
  • Turbo Freeze
  • 15.7 cubic foot
  • Frost-free feature
  • LED light
  • Three adjustable, full-width wire shelves
  • One freezer food shelf
  • Easy-to-use temperature controls
  • Reversible door
  • 19.7 cubic feet
  • Frost-free feature
  • Led light
  • Easy-to-use temperature adjustments
  • Freezer has an alarm
  • Wire basket, gallon door bin, ice cream compartment, and pizza pocket
  • Adjustable half-width door shelves

If you are in the market for a new freezer, the Frigidaire FFFH17F2QW is definitely worth taking a look at. It has a decent amount of space, nice shelving, and a lot of other great features.

Ultimately, it will be up to you to decide if you just want a basic freezer with great storage like the Frigidaire for a lower price or something with all the bells and whistles like the Whirlpool. Both of those are great, it just depends on what fits in your budget.

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