Avanti Freezers

Known for being small but good value

Avanti is best known for making specialty freezers, such as small refrigerators and freezers for dormitories and hotels, but they also sell some larger models for home and office use. The brand name isn't as strong as other brands in this market, such as Frigidaire, Maytag or Whirlpool, but Avanti is one of the best-known smaller companies around.

Compact freezers

Their compact freezer selection is limited to 3 models, ranging from 1.4 to 7.4 cubic feet in white only. The smaller compact freezer would be great for schools, offices, cabins or laboratories -- anywhere you need specialized freezing requirements, particularly if you have medication that must remain frozen until just before use. Some of the features they offer include:

  • removable storage drawers
  • front leveling legs
  • variable temperature control on front
  • reversible door - left or right swing
  • attractive replaceable countertop
  • manual defrost system
  • security lock
  • temperature alert light
  • >power-on indicator light
  • defrost drain

Chest freezers

Avanti makes chest freezers [Chest Freezers]only, with no full-size upright models being offered. Avanti chest freezers range in size from 2.2 to 7.1 cubic feet, available in white only. All six models of chest freezers are manual defrost, with no frost-free versions available. Some features they offer include:

  • defrost drain
  • adjustable thermostat
  • rollers for easy movement
  • removable storage basket
  • fast freeze switch
  • power indicator light


Avanti also makes a line of ice makers and compact refrigerators that have ice-makers (not full freezers). However, proceed with caution when considering an Avanti ice-maker. One reviewer described the Avanti IM20SS as a "shoddy product." The best advice here is to shop around, and make sure you are comfortable with the company you're purchasing from.

Avanti hasn't got the best reputation among freezer-buyers. The adage "you get what you paid for" applies to this brand. On several product-review sites, Avanti averages 2 stars out of 5. Make sure you've researched your options carefully when buying an Avanti freezer. If you're looking for a reliable, trouble-free freezer, you probably should look at some other brands that have better reputations first.

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