Frigidaire 20.5 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer

32" W x 28-5/8" D x 71-3/8" H

30 reviews
American Pride Plug Type NEMA 5-15P

Plug Type NEMA 5-15P


Frost-Free Operation

Never defrost your freezer again.

Built with American Pride

Built with American Pride

Appliances that are high-performing, more accessible, and more innovative than ever—designed, built, and engineered in the U.S.A.

Bright Lighting

Bright Lighting

Our bright lighting makes it easy to see what’s inside.

Automatic Alerts

Freezer alerts you if the door is left open or if the temperature rises.

Lock with Pop-out Key

Lock with Pop-out Key

The freezer key automatically ejects after locking the door so you won't leave it in the door.

Power-on Indicator Light

Power-on Indicator Light

Know at a glance that your freezer is working.

SpaceWise® Shelf Bookends

SpaceWise® Shelf Bookends

Clever and flexible bookends help you organize because they are designed to hold more frozen food containers upright.

Adjustable Temperature Control

Adjustable Temperature Control

Select the correct temperature for your needs.

Color-Coordinated Handle

Color-Coordinated Handle


General Specifications

  • Annual Cost (.1065 / kWH): 82
  • Annual Energy (kWH): 766
  • Frost Free: Yes
  • Interior Light: Yes
  • Leveling Legs: 2, Adjustable
  • Power On Light: Yes
  • Product Weight (lbs): 235
  • Temperature Range: -10 to 10°F
  • Power Type: Electric
  • Size: 21 Cu. Ft.
  • Installation Type: Free-Standing
  • Collection: Frigidaire

Freezer Specifications

  • Adjustable Shelf Bookend Organizers: 3
  • Defrost: Frost-Free
  • Directional Airflow Ports: 1
  • Door Ajar Alarm: Yes
  • Fixed Door Racks: 6 Full-Width White
  • Fixed Freezer Shelves: 2 Wire
  • Full-Width Adjustable Shelves: 2 Wire
  • High-Temperature Alarm: Yes


  • Total Shelf Area (Sq. Ft.): 19.69

Electrical Specifications

  • Amps @ 120 Volts: 5.0
  • Connected Load (kW Rating) @ 120V: 0.60
  • Minimum Circuit Required (Amps): 15A
  • Plug Type: NEMA 5-15P
  • Power Supply Connection Location: Right Rear Bottom
  • Voltage Rating: 120V, 60Hz

Certifications & Approvals

  • CSA Certified: Yes
  • CSA Rating: Household
  • ENERGY STAR® Certified: No

Exterior Dimensions

  • Case Depth: 26-3/8"
  • Depth with Doors (no Handles): 28-5/8"
  • Depth with Doors and Handles: 31-1/8"
  • Case Height: 70-5/8"
  • Height with Hinges and Covers: 71-3/8"
  • Case Width: 32"
  • Depth: 28-5/8"
  • Depth (with Door 90° Open): 59-3/8"
  • Height: 71-3/8"
  • Width: 32"


  • Adjustable Temp. Control: Yes
  • Control Location: Top of Door, Exterior
  • Control Lock: Yes
  • Controls: Easy-Set™ Digital
  • Front Digital Display: Yes

Guides & Manuals

Complete Owner's Guide

Wiring Diagram

Energy Guide

Propietario completa Guía

Guide d'utilisation complet

30 Reviews

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  1. Design
    Mixed Bag

    By: summertimeforever on 7/24/2014

    The freezer works great. It's not terribly attractive, but what freezer is? However, quality is an issue - we had to replace the small control panel on the door (under warranty). We were told by the technician that it's a common problem, and that Frigidaire keeps hundreds of them in stock. What's going to happen when the warranty is up?
  2. Design
    Nice freezer!

    By: amymarienash on 7/24/2014

    I give quality 4 stars because as my husband was setting it up out of the box it leaned slightly to the side and busted a piece of the bottom front right off. We bought this a few months ago to store half of a cow. We have more than enough room for that and a lot of other items. Works great and isn't too expensive to run.
  3. Design
    My freezer

    By: Drummerboy on 7/24/2014

    My only possible complaint is that it seems to run a lot and is noisey.Much more so than my refrigerator.
  4. Design
    Upright 20.5 cubic foot Freezer

    By: Outdoorsman on 5/15/2014

    Enjoying my new freezer and like the way it's designed and laid out inside!!
  5. Design
    Frigidaire Freezer

    By: MJ on 5/15/2014

    Works as expected. No problems to date.
  6. Design
    I love it!

    By: Kate Ashley on 5/1/2014

    Compared to my Kitchenaid side by side this freezer is amazing. I been able to designate shelves for my vegetarian foods, frozen vegetables, frozen fruit, meats for my pets and still have a shelf to freeze breads. I use the doors for miscellaneous items. I love how easy it is to put things away, keep it tidy and the items are easy to find when you need them. Prior to having this freezer it was a nightmare.
  7. Design
    not very good

    By: Crshburn on 12/17/2013

    The warranty isn't worth the paper
  8. Design

    By: Sue on 9/25/2013

    One reason for buying a Frigidaire is because they're made in America. I also knew they had a LONG history of dependability. I bought this full, upright freezer and a total refrigerator in the matching style. They are kept in my garage. I was SHOCKED when I tugged at the vertical retention bar on the door shelves. It (they) are made of CHEAP, FLIMSY PLASTIC, and BOW seriously! I've only had these appliances for 3 months but am waiting for one of these bars to snap or pull out of the doors and end up with a bunch of broken containers on the garage floor! Examine the interior of the Frigidaire freezers and refrigerators before you buy one!
  9. Design
    Frigidaire 20.5 Cu. Ft. Upright Freezer

    By: w on 7/14/2013

    Meets my needs for storing venison and other items. This one is operating satisfactory and highly recommend their extended warranty. First one was acting up with some icing around door and could not be corrected. After repeated servicing, repair shop recommended replacing (13 months after purchase by time of recommendation to replace). Frigidaire replaced freezer.
  10. Design

    By: Beth on 9/17/2012

    We purchased our freezer in Jan. of this year and to date are pleased with it's performance. A quieter motor would be nice be we have it in the basement so it's not bothersome.
  11. Design
    Really Disappointed

    By: Kathy on 7/8/2012

    Our 11 yr old Frigidaire freezer died and we bought another the same size. The older model is much better. This one has no wheels (I can't imagine building a major appliance without wheels!) and the door shelves have flexible plastic retainers so small packages (like bacon, crawfish or hamsteaks) slip right through. Now we wish we'd replaced the compressor on the old one.
  12. Design
    Pretty nice freezer

    By: Ted on 1/15/2012

    We needed a new freezer to replace the 10 years old lemon that we had in our garage. Based on the reviews on the web, we decided on this one. It's a pretty nice unit, lots of room inside, temperature alarm, door open alarm. It lacks a few convenience features like adjustable door shelves and reversible door, but it's no big deal for us. The only issue for us is that the length of the cord, it's very short. You would have to locate the freezer within a few feet of the outlet for it to reach. I'm going to have to have an electrician come in and add an outlet nearer to where I want the freezer.
  13. Design

    By: john on 10/6/2011

    we bought this freezer about 2 years ago new from an appliance store in our are.. freezer worked great for the most part, but after only 2 years it is in need of new coils and will cost us over $400.00 to repair it... I don't think so....
  14. Design
    Great freezer

    By: Jim on 1/4/2011

    We love our new Frig. freezer and especially the frost free feature. I like also the prompt on the door for temp and warning if the door is ajar...along with the key for locking. The local dealer, Quality Appliance was outstanding in bringing it in, setting it up and explaining how it worked. They also took our old one back. Great service. Thanks, Jim Stark
  15. Design
    Works Great

    By: DPJ on 12/22/2010

    This freezer works great. Plenty of room for what we need. Only complaint is the thermostat. Why dont they show actual temp instead of just a number setting.
  16. Design

    By: debbie on 12/22/2010

    I love how much you can put in it. I was able to stock up the way I like to. It replaces a smaller freezer and a fridge freezer. I love the light in it.
  17. Design
    Freezer #2 !!

    By: BOO on 12/21/2010

    Love the freeze indicator on the outside handle. Too classy for the garage. Excellent flexibilty of shelving inside. Quiet. Our old one lasted 20 years. Hope this one beats the record!!
  18. Design

    By: Mouse on 12/21/2010

    I really like my new freezer. It has a lot of room which I needed. I had a chest freezer before which I didn't like but it was useful. Just had to get things out and also organized. Now all of my items are organized very nicely. Thank You
  19. Design
    outstanding upright freezer

    By: Snoopy on 12/21/2010

    We are very pleased with our freezer. We pluged it in and just a short time it was down to temperture. We run it on 2 and have had no problems with it. Thank you for such a reliable appliance. The other new freezer (whirlpool) we bought stopped working in a few days and we lost everything we had put up. We would buy another Frigidaire product without hesitation.
  20. Design
    Great Freezer

    By: momof5 on 12/21/2010

    I have this freezer for three months or so. It fits so much food, it has been wonderful for cooking and baking in advance, which I do often. This replaced a much smaller freezer that had manual defrost. I finally feel liberated from the chore of emptying and defrosting a freezer and cleaning up the mess afterward. I don't use the bookends, as I don't buy that many boxes of things. The shelves are wide enough to be useful, and hold two pound deli containers easily. The drawer for poultry or meat pulls out easily. All in all, this was the appliance recommended by the appliance store and now I know why!
  21. Design
    Frost Freedom

    By: Punkin on 12/21/2010

    I just replaced my 45 year old chest freezer with this new Frigidaire upright and I'm really pleased with the space and convenience it provides and especially the frost free feature. This is my first Frigidaire product and I'm looking forward to many years of great service. We received a great deal from the Retailer and bought the extended warranty. I haven't had it long enough to rate the electrical savings, but I'm sure it will use less power than my older model.
  22. Design
    We're thrilled

    By: Paula D on 12/21/2010

    We're really thrilled with the freezer. My husband says he was considering a "non-frost free" version. I had to explain to him that he was mistaken in this issue. I understand that frost free uses a little more electricity. But I'm old enough to remember running a hose out the back door when the old ones needed defrosting. And there's the power wasted during the defrosting and re-freezing process. This freezer is large enough for us to buy bulk and repackage foods. The shelves are spaced for ease in sorting, stacking, and finding food to avoid losing delicate items to freezer burn. One other thing . . . the way the door opens so as to make most efficient floor room. We were able to position it in a smaller space than we would have if the door needed extra room.
  23. Design
    Upright Freezer

    By: hlefer on 12/21/2010

    I've had the freezer for about one year and have not had any major problems. My only complaint is that it is moderately noisy; not noisy enough to wake you up in the middle of the night, but noisy enough to notice it when it is quiet in the house.
  24. Design
    So Far So Good

    By: Prof on 12/17/2010

    I've had this freezer a year and a half now and so far it is great. However, from my perspective, this is not nearly long enough for a valid review. I expect major appliances to last 30 or more years, and indeed my previous Freezer lasted that long. Will this one make the grade? Who knows? I have heard of folks who purchased appliances that only lasted 6 or 7 years, and rumors of planned obsolescence engineering to assure such short life spans. I hope this is not the case with Frigidaire. If it even hiccups within 20 years time span I will be back here to express my displeasure. Now for the advantages, my old freezer from 1978 consumed about 550Watts while this new one is at about 250Watts. Measured over a one month period the energy cost saving in this area is about $5 per month. The frost free is nice, and basic features are simple. The door LED with setting number is nice, but all I really need is a light so that I know it is still running. So if you really want to know about this product, check back in 20 years and I will give you my honest opinion.