RCA FRF470 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer

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RCA FRF470 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer Price History

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Current Price $326.94 June 12, 2024
Highest Price $326.94 January 2, 2024
Lowest Price $320.41 December 29, 2023
Since December 15, 2023

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RCA FRF470 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer Description

First Look: The RCA FRF470 Chest Freezer

Searching for a reliable chest freezer for your home? Look no further than the RCA FRF470 Chest Freezer. With its sleek black exterior, it makes a great addition to any home kitchen or basement. This 7 cu. ft. model can fit large items effortlessly, and it includes a wire shelf for increased organization and easy access to frozen items. Complete with a separate packet of temperature probes, an easy-to-read LCD display, an adjustable temperature setting, and low-power consumption features, the RCA FRF470 chest freezer is an excellent choice for any home.

Modern Design and Setup

The RCA FRF470 chest freezer features a modern black exterior, making it a perfect upgrade to any kitchen. Easy to install and maintain, it also features a recessed handle for easy access, removable blue baskets for easy organization, and sits perfectly level with a flat bottom for storage and protection. Additionally, the model has a temperature read-out on the external display, making it easier to adjust the temperature without having to open the unit.

Power Saver and Adaptability

This RCA Chest Freezer is also a great way to save some money in the long-run, thanks to its low power consumption. With an energy-saving operational level of around 0.5 KW / 24 hours, the FRF470 freezer requires much less than other chest freezers on the market. And, with adjustable temperature settings and an adjustable defrost interval, you’ll be able to customize its usage for your needs without worrying about wasting power.

Keep Assorted Items Cold and Easily Accessible

The 7 cu. ft. of storage space and two blue baskets should make it easy for you to store assorted items like meats, fruits, leftovers, ice cream, and everything else. The temperature probes allow you to check the temperature without even opening the unit. Plus, thanks to its design and reasonable noise levels, the FRF470 freezer works well in any basement, living room, or even garage.

Features:

-7 cu. ft. of Storage Space
-Wire Shelf for Organization
-Black Exterior for Easy Maintenance
-Recessed Handle for Easy Access
-Temperature Readout on the External Display
-Adjustable Temperature Settings and Defrost Interval
-Low Power Consumption (0.5 KW / 24 hours)
-Removable Blue Baskets for Organization
-Flat Bottom for Storage and Protection
-Reasonable Noise Level for Versatility in Placement

RCA FRF470 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer Specification

Product Dimensions

22.83 x 38.58 x 35.04 inches

Item Weight

83.8 pounds

Manufacturer

RCA

Country of Origin

China

Item model number

RFRF470-BLACK

Is Discontinued By Manufacturer

No

Date First Available

December 30, 2015

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RCA FRF470 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer Reviews (8)

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  1. J A

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     UPDATE: After I took the video I posted with my review, I unplugged the freezer for 24 hours before plugging it back in, the noise hasn’t happened again since then. I’m not sure if that’s something that might just happen the first time it’s turned on, or if it might’ve been shaken around when it was being delivered, but just to be on the safe side let this freezer sit for about a day after you receive it before plugging it in.

    So far it works great, it didn’t arrive damaged, and the cup of water and ice cream I put in as a test both froze over completely as expected, the only thing I’m concerned about is every now and then the freezer will turn on and make this noise for about 30 seconds, this is my first time owning a chest freezer so I’m not sure if this is normal which is why I’m bringing it up here, if this is what chest freezers do than as of right now I can definitely recommend this. If they aren’t supposed to be doing this, then, well, I’ll update the review based on how hard it is to fix/replace

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  2. Kat Stapleford

    When our second hand(ok,3rd hand) freezer finally called it quits,I began my search for a replacement. After 6 months of price watching,I placed my order. Originally,not here on Amazon,after HD miserably handled that order I scrolled freezers here and found this RCA Chest Freezer for an incredible price! I gained 2 cf,a basket,a drain plug for defrosting ease,a power indicator light,and adjustable temperature control. And delivery time was amazing! Scheduled to arrive on a Tuesday,received it the Friday prior!! My electric bill has not had any noticeable increase,so I consider it to be energy efficient,and economically efficient too-having the extra space allowing me to again buy in quantity saves me more than it costs to operate it. I’m over 55,have 14 steps up to porch(snow country too) so had “whippersnapper” neighbor come help me get the freezer into the house. Imagine my surprise when he picked it up and carried it by himself all the way!!! It is so lightweight-incredible!! Definitely a 5 star purchase! There is no interior light in this freezer,but that is the only thing I would suggest they “fix”. Woulda been nice to have a bit of light,but no big concern-the old one didn’t have light either. I absolutely love my RCA Freezer!!

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  3. Julie

    It’s big and spacious, and it most likely works. I’m just pissed that it has a dent in it, especially in the front. The packaging was fine so it must be a factory issue!

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  4. Samuel C. Johnson

    Arrived on time. Packaged and has protective film on as well. Works great and absolutely recommend. I bought 2 at the same time and do not regret

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  5. Samuel C. Johnson

    The freezer was significantly damaged on delivery, see attached. It still turns on and gets cold, but I am concerned about the seal and aesthetics long-term. Would the seller be open to a partial refund for the damage?

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  6. J A

    I moved to MN. I had to buy a lot of new stuff.
    This freezer is just the right size.

    Really happy with my purchase.
    Finally can stock up on meats

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  7. Trixiecat

    Update 4/25/2019 — HAD to repair this with a new start relay, part QP2-4.7 three-pin model — It is available on Amazon, two pieces for just over ten bucks.

    It has been about 20 months, and like so many others have experienced, this freezer died on me. I took a chance with all the bad reviews, though there were not so many when I bought it.

    My unit would power on, turn the compressor on, then shut the compressor off after a few seconds. This cycle repeated, with no cooling whatsoever. On the reviews for the white version of this freezer, someone had done a similar repair.

    Once I received the part, it took less than 5 minutes to fix. If your remove the old relay, and it rattles when you shake it, you know it is bad. It is located on the side of the compressor, under a plastic cover, towards the front of the machine. Remove the access cover near the cord to see the compressor.

    Easy fix. they should have included an extra one with the freezer–it would have saved them a lot of headaches over at RCA/Igloo.

    So far, so good. UPS delivered this without any damage at all, and the freezer seemed packed well enough that it would take some pretty good lumps. The UPS guy in my area is great, and always treats packages with respect, but sometimes the guys at the warehouses/sorting centers can be a bit less gentle. I waited over 24 hours to plug it in, due to the unknown orientation during shipping, and, so far, it seems like it is cooling down properly. We will see in a few hours.

    So– my takeaways:

    The freezer is surprisingly light–really easy to maneuverer by myself.
    The dimensions are spot on, which is great, because it fit though my 22-inch travel trailer door, without removing the thing.
    This thing is super quiet–no fan noise and just a mild hum from the compressor while it pumps refrigerant.

    Some grievances I have:

    I bought this for an off-grid travel trailer, to use as a fridge. I am running it off a 12 volt solar system, through a Power Bright 1100 watt (2200 surge) inverter.

    The first thing I found upon unpacking this freezer was the EnergyGuide label. Unlike the 172 kWh of energy usage pictured on the product listing, this uses 196 kWh a year, according to their tests. OK, that is just a bit more, but it is still far less than other similar models.

    Second, most of the time you figure 8-10 times the startup draw than the running draw for inverter usage.

    On the back of the machine, the amperage while running is listed as 1.1 amps, at 115 volts. It also lists the startup current— 18 AMPS! Or 2070 watts. I have been waiting anxious to see how my new inverter will handle this, since I figured the startup watts would be at most 1200 or so.

    Surprisingly, the small Power Bright inverter handles it fine. There is an initial surge– according to the inverter’s built-in watt meter– of just over 900 watts, then it drops down to about 114 watts while the compressor is running. The fan on the inverter does not even come on unless it is hot out!

    Now I just have to wait for my extra panels and batteries to run this constantly, and I will be set. I plan to use a 12 volt temperature relay to replace the on/off switch of the inverter, which will turn the inverter and freezer on only when the temperature rises above 38 degrees. This will minimize the noise of the inverter/freezer at night while I am sleeping, while eliminating the extra power draw from the inverter when it is not actively being used.

    I will update this review as I go along to note any changes/problems.

    UPDATE: I upgraded to a pure sine inverter to run the freezer. My Power Bright 1100 watt modified sine inverter starts and runs the freezer fine, but this freezer seems to be especially sensitive to power quality. I was struggling to get the freezer down below 40 degrees, even after running it all day. I noticed the compressor kicked on and off often, so I deduced that it was probably triggering the overheat protection on the compressor. With modified sine waves, the harsh changes between peaks can cause compressors to overheat easier.

    With the pure sine inverter, the compressor stays running longer, and it takes only a few hours to drop the freezer below freezing. So If you are having problems running this on solar, consider upgrading to a pure sine inverter. I went with a 2000 watt model from Power TechOn, and it seems to work really well.

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  8. David S.

    I bought this freezer as a second freezer, it was delivered quickly came undamaged, was lightweight enough that me and my husband could put it in the room where we were placing it as for Energy Efficiency I’ve only had it for a few weeks so I’m not sure on that but the tag says that it is. Perfect size it seems to be just what I was looking for. Would recommend it for the price you can’t beat it, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I could fit in it.

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