Asked by: Abdelmounim Heintzer
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Can you put a freezer in a cupboard?

Last Updated: 8th June, 2020

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Re: Fridge freezer In Cupboard
The fridge freezer will not work as well in a cupboard: it's not designed to do so. It's anyone's guess if it will work, so I'd suggest you try a mock-up first and see how it goes.

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Also to know is, does a freezer need ventilation?

Generally speaking integrated fridges, freezers or combined fridge/freezers require air to be able to circulate in under the appliance, behind the appliance and back out through the top above the appliance. This can mean gaps or vents need to be added to any cabinetry surrounding the appliance in the appropriate areas.

where should I put my freezer? Other possible locations for placing a freezer include the kitchen, utility room, basement, garage, and laundry room. When space is limited, you may want to consider locating a freezer in a guest room or outdoor shed.

Beside this, can you put any fridge in a cupboard?

If you enclose a fridge inside a cupboard that can't happen. The inside of the cupboard will heat up and the fridge compressor will run more and more the hotter it gets and use lots of power, and the contents of the fridge won't stay cool.

Is it OK to put a freezer on carpet?

Yes, it is fine to be standing on a carpet. Don't put it in the airing cupboard, it might not get enough ventilation, the coils at the back rely on having some air to function properly.

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