How Much Does A Freezer Weigh: Deep Analysis


In order for you to understand how much a freezer weighs you will need to know the average weight for your specific category of freezer. In this article we deep dive into the weights for several freezer and fridge categories.

Based off of in depth analysis we have established the average weight of a freezer and fridge based on its categories are as follows:

  1. Chest freezers: 107.44 lbs
  2. Upright freezers: 156.71 lbs
  3. French door refrigerators: 275.86 lbs
  4. Side-by-side refrigerators: 284.92 lbs
  5. Top freezer refrigerators: 184.47 lbs
  6. Bottom freezer refrigerators: 270.44 lbs

I have also analyzed the cubic feet of each freezer and refrigerators within these categories. The average cubic feet of a freezer and refrigerator are as follows:

  1. Chest freezers: 10.26 cubic feet
  2. Upright freezers: 12.53 cubic feet
  3. French door refrigerators: 15.10 cubic feet (fridge) 6.38 cubic feet (freezer)
  4. Side-by-side refrigerators: 15.55 cubic feet (fridge) 8.43 cubic feet (freezer)
  5. Top freezer refrigerators: 13.8 cubic feet (fridge) 4.56 cubic feet (freezer)
  6. Bottom freezer refrigerators: 14.22 cubic feet (fridge) 5.72 cubic feet (freezer)

We calculated the average weights and sizes of each freezer and fridge category by selecting several brands most popular freezer and fridges and took an average for each category.

Note: there are many different sizes within each category which can skew the results.

Chest Freezers Weight and Size

A chest freezer is a fully dedicated freezer (there is no fridge compartment) that is ideal for families or individuals that like to store food in larger quantities.

A chest freezers door is located on the top of the unit. The door is opened by pulling on a handle upwards, which is located at the front of the unit. The door will have two hinges typically located at the back of the freezer.

You will have two types of chest freezers. The first one is a more square shape, which is a little taller and covers less square feet. The second one is a more rectangular shaped unit that cover more square feet.

Chest Freezer Weight (in pounds) and Size (in cubic feet)

ModelWeight (pounds)Size (cubic feet)
Frigidaire FFCS0722AW647
Frigidaire FFCS0522AW575
Frigidaire FFFC15M4TW14214.8
Danby DCF072A4WP80.67.2
Danby DCF055A2BP70.55.5
GE FCM11PHWW11910.6
GE FCM22DLWW21921.7
Average Total 107.44 lbs10.26 cubic feet

Upright Freezers Weight and Size

An upright freezer is a chest freezer that stands upright like a fridge. Again this type of freezer is ideal for families and restaurants who need to store larger amounts of frozen foods. They are not as popular as chest freezers because they do not hold as much food. The reason why they do not hold as much food is because of of the space the shelf’s take up.

These freezers are advantageous because they take up less square footage then their brothers the chest freezers. They take up less space because they stand upright on the ground.

You open these types of freezer by pulling a hand or latch towards you. The door should swing towards you not upwards like the chest freezer.

Upright Freezer Weight (in pounds) and Size (in cubic feet)

ModelWeight (pounds)Size (cubic feet)
Frigidaire FFFU06M1TW1005.8
Frigidaire FFFU13F2VW14013
Frigidaire FFFU21M1QW23120.94
GE FUF14DLRWW19014.1
GE FUF21DLRWW23021.3
Danby DUFM085A3WP123.688.3
Danby DUFM043A2WDD-382.34.3
Average Total 156.71 lbs12.53 cubic feet

French Door Refrigerators Weight and Size

Although a french door refrigerator is not a freezer this type of fridge does have a freezer compartment. French door refrigerators are classified by a fridge that has a french door that opens into the into the fridge compartment. It also has a freezer compartment located below the doors which you can access by pulling a handle. The door operates on a rail system not a hinge, so it will slide open.

These fridges are very popular in family homes and large kitchens. They do take up a lot of space. As a result of them taking up a lot of area they can be pretty heavy.

French Door Refrigerator Weight (in pounds) and Size (in cubic feet)

ModelWeight (pounds)Size (cubic feet)
Whirlpool WRF560SEHZ25313.34 (fridge)
6.34 (freezer)
Whirlpool WRF555SDFZ32818 (fridge)
6.7 (freezer)
Samsung RF18HFENBSR231.5011.79 (fridge)
5.72 (freezer)
Samsung RF263BEAESR307.5516.6 (fridge)
8 (freezer)
Maytag MFI2269FRZ24615.88 (fridge)
5.83 (freezer)
KitchenAid KRFC300ESS 32514.38 (fridge)
5.62 (freezer)
KitchenAid KRFF302ESS24015.66 (fridge)
6.45 (freezer)
Total Average 275.86 lbs15.10 cubic feet (fridge
6.38 cubic feet (freezer)

Side by Side Refrigerators Weight and Size

A side by side refrigerator is unit that has what you could classify as french door with not lower compartment like the french door refrigerators. The main difference with this unit is that each door opens up to a separate compartment. The right door will open up into the fridge, and the left door will open up into the freezer.

Side by Side Refrigerator Weight (in pounds) and Size (in cubic feet)

ModelWeight (pounds)Size (cubic feet)
Whirlpool WRS321SDHZ242.514.63 (fridge)
6.77 (freezer)
Whirlpool WRS325SDHZ 26215.44 (fridge)
9.11 (freezer)
Frigidaire FFSS2315TS27514.2 (fridge)
7.9 (freezer)
Frigidaire FFSS2615TS29016.5 (fridge)
9 (freezer)
GE GSS25IMNES32016.3 (fridge)
8.91 (freezer)
GE GSS25IGNWW32016.23 (fridge)
8.91 (freezer)
Total Average 284.92 lbs15.55 cubic feet (fridge)
8.43 cubic feet (freezer)

Top Freezer Refrigerators Weight and Size

A top freezer refrigerator is classified as a fridge that has the refrigerator compartment on the lower half and the freezer on top of the fridge compartment. This class category of fridge is very common in many households although it is losing popularity.

The reason why you are seeing less of these refrigerators purchased and sold is because of its lower then average carrying capacity. The fridge and freezer compartment are accessed via pulling handles that will swing a hinged door outwards.

Top Freezer Refrigerator Weight (in pounds) and Size (in cubic feet)

ModelWeight (pounds)Size (cubic feet)
Whirlpool WRT318FZDM180.4015.2 (fridge)
5.11 (freezer)
Whirlpool WRT549SZDM198.414 (fridge)
5.24 (freezer)
Frigidaire FFTR1814TW205 14.1 (fridge)
3.9 (freezer)
Frigidaire FFTR2021TS22015.3 (fridge)
5.1 (freezer)
GE GTE16DTNLWW14511.6 (fridge)
4 (freezer)
GE GTE17GSNRSS15812.6 (fridge)
4 (freezer)
Total Average 184.47 lbs13.8 cubic feet (fridge)
4.56 cubic feet (freezer)

Bottom Freezer Refrigerators Weight and Size

Bottom freezer refrigerators are fridges where the freezer compartment is located below the fridge compartment. The freezer is accessible by pulling a handle and the door will slide out on its hinges. The fridge compartment can be accessed by pulling on a handle, in which the door will swing out.

Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Weight (in pounds) and Size (in cubic feet)

ModelWeight (pounds)Size (cubic feet)
Whirlpool WRB329RFBM28012.94 (fridge)
5.73 (freezer)
Whirlpool WRB322DMBM29815.62 (fridge)
6.45 (freezer)
Maytag MBR1957FEZ28012.94 (fridge)
5.73 (freezer)
GE GDE21DSKSS30914.9(fridge)
6 (freezer)
LG LBNC15231V185.214.7 (fridge)
4.7 (freezer)
Total Average 270.44 lbs14.22 cubic feet (fridge)
5.72 cubic feet (freezer)

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