Freezing and refrigeration are age-old methods of preserving food owing to the fact that lower temperatures delays spoiling of food. It is believed that microbial metabolisms decay more slowly with cold temperatures. Today’s contemporary freezers are in fact distant cousins of traditional iceboxes, in the form of an enclosed space or at times full-fledged warehouses that were used to store foodstuff; in fact, the only means to keep stuff cold or prevent them from rotting during ancient days. That said, the choice in terms of refrigeration is immense today, with the most efficient ones being the chest freezers. One such efficient freezer is the Bosch GTM38A00GB Freestanding Chest Freezer.
If you are of the opinion that owning a separate freezer besides your refrigerator freezer might be overkill, then you will be pleasantly surprised at the kind of savings you end up making by giving it a try. It is time you changed your old school of thought that chest freezers are ideal to store just chunky portions of meat, instead they come in fairly handy in storing batches of portion size meals like spaghetti Bolognese and Chilli Con Carne that comes in very handy especially with a bad day at work. So, now that we know how best to make use of the chest freezer, let us take a quick tour of the Bosch GTM38A00GB Freezer and see what it has in store for us?
The Bosch GTM38A00GB White Colour Chest Freezer looks to be a real beast taking a rectangular shape measuring 88.5 x 162.5 x 64.2 (H x W x D). It comes in an elegant white finish with white side panels along with a counterbalanced load-bearing lid allowing you to use both your hands to rummage right through the bottom of the freezer. Also, as the lid is lockable that pretty much takes care of the safety issue. The external handle seems to be a good idea in terms of safety of the appliance. The freezer also boasts of a climate class SN-T (suitable for ambient temperatures between 10 and 43°C). It sports a mechanical control with an adjustable thermostat for optimum efficiency. While the 3 freezer baskets allows segregation of veggies, fruits, and meat products, the drainage try makes life easier in terms of defrosting. With an interior light being available at your disposal, you might not have to hunt around if there is a necessity to access the freezer at night. The freezer also comes with one water defrost tray. Additionally, the GTM38A00GB allows for adjusting/removing partitions, such that the freezer is utilized to the fullest extent possible and the divider wall can also be utilized for collecting defrosted water. There is a height adjustable front feet that takes care of jagged or uneven flooring.
Backed by a noteworthy ‘A+’ energy rating and a 4 star freezer rating, the GTM38A00GB comes equipped with mechanical controls offering meticulous temperature setting at the mere touch of a button. It also includes an economy/holiday setting along with super freezing and optical malfunction warning signal.
In terms of storage capacity, weighing 65 kilos, the Bosch GTM38A00GB boasts of a gross capacity of 371 litres and a net freezer capacity of 365 litres along with a freezing capacity of 25kg/24 hours – pretty decent under any standards. Equipped with 3 capacious drawers, the freezer allows for systematic storage of items, be it bulky or small.
Ease of use:
Thanks to Bosch’s attempt in making the GTM38A00GB a hazard-free appliance. Well, to name a few – the appliance is lockable, so you can rest assured with your tiny explorers (kids) at home. Likewise, the counterbalanced load-bearing lid ensures a complete door locking action and the lid shuts with a satisfying thunk sealing it airtight. There is also an optical malfunction warning signal alarm to indicate if the temperature in the freezer compartment gets too warm with the frozen food at risk. Last but not least the GTM38A00GB freezer sports a noise level of 40dB, way lower in comparison to a normal conversation that is supposedly at a 46dB or kettle boiling at 42dB – you will barely notice it being around.
Key features and Benefits:
Adjustable Thermostat: The Bosch GTM38A00GB chest freezer does a great job with sustaining an optimum temperature in the freezer, thanks to the thermostat dial. This adjustable thermostat helps to a great extent in maintaining even interior temperature despite temperature fluctuations along with giving you total control over the chill factor that can be modified at your discretion.
Fast Freeze: The intelligent fast freeze option helps to rapidly reduce the temperature of any food that has been added to the GTM38A00GB, cooling it in no time. In order to avoid any undesirable rise in temperature with addition of fresh food, fast freeze has to be switched on 3 hours beforehand.
Super-fast Freezing: This feature takes care of freezing fresh food quiet rapidly by providing extreme low temperatures, also taking care to preserve the natural goodness of the food and protecting the contents from premature defrosting. The Super-fast freezing feature is extremely useful with the freezer’s door being left open for any length of time, for instance during re-stocking, with the original temperature being restored rapidly and efficiently. Also worth mentioning is that it is equipped to deactivate on its own.
Internal Lighting: Bosch’s Chest Freezers sport an internal lighting that aides with locating stuff easily, particularly with the freezer being located in areas like the basement or the garage where the lighting conditions are kind of poor.
Optical Malfunction Warning Signal: With the temperature in the freezer compartment getting a bit too warm, about 9°C with the frozen food at risk, the malfunction warning display is lit indicating malfunction of the freezer.
Economy/Holiday Setting: As you plan on jetting off for a vacation/holiday, the Bosch freezer allows for saving money at home in your absence too. With you not being there to use the appliance or if there is not much of food stuff in the freezer, this lower power mode is your best bet.
Defrost Water Outlet: Bosch chest freezers sport a defrost spout at ground level thus making the defrosting task easier to some extent. Exterior spouts call for easier defrosting.
Lockable Lid: The GTM38A00GB Manual Defrost Chest Freezer comes fitted with a lockable lid such that you can keep your tiny tots at bay from the ice-cream pots or other stuff of interest to them. Also this is extremely useful for securing your precious frozen stuff especially if you plan on putting it away in the outbuilding or garage.
Removable Partition: The partition proves to be extremely helpful in preventing food in the pre-freezer compartment, waiting to be frozen, to come in contact with the existing frozen food in the storage compartment. Placing the partition on the bottom of the freezer would be a good idea to freeze small food items like strawberries quickly and individually. Also the partition proves to be of great help in thawing water from the drainage duct while defrosting the appliance.
The GTM38A00GB falls under the efficiency class A+ with an annual energy consumption of 288 kWh per year, which places it in the category of energy efficient cooling appliance. Basically, the actual energy consumption depends on where you place the chest freezer and how it is used.
This chest freezer sports a rising time, or in better words the span of time for which food remains safe with power outage, of approximately 50 hours.
The Bosch GTM38A00GB comes with a 4 star rating which places the appliance by far in the best performance category, which is sure to fetch some extra cash returns in the long run.
The manufacturer offers a 2 year warranty for full parts and labour; however, the appliance needs to be registered with Bosch to activate the second year. Check out the official website to download the registration form.
Well it is kind of hard to get past the Bosch GTM30A30GB in terms of the freezer technology. It sure is a sturdy and reliable chest freezer along with being environment friendly and economical. But for a few glitches like the absence of a frost-free system/ door open alarm, manual defrosting, it definitely looks to be a reliable addition to any household.
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Bosch GTM38A00GB Chest Freezer White – Product Specification Details
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||88.5 x 162.5 x 64.2 cm|
|Total Gross capacity||371 litres/13.1 cu.ft|
|Net Freezer capacity||365 litres/12.9 cu. Ft|
|Freezing Capacity||25 kg/24hrs|
|Safe Storage Period in the Event of
|Required Room Temperature||10 to 38°C|
|Drainage Tray for Simple Defrosting||Yes|
|Number of Baskets||3|
|No. of compartments/drawers||3|
|Interior Lid Light||Yes|
|High Temperature Warning System||No|
|Reversible Door Hinge||No|
|Door Open Indicator||No|
|Super Freeze Function||Yes|
|Included Accessories||1 Water Defrost Tray|
|Freezer Rating||4 Star|
|Annual Energy Consumption||288.35 kWh/year|
|Plug Type||GB Plug|
|Key Features||Height Adjustable Front Feet
Removable Divider Wall that is also used to
collect thawing water
Defrost Water Outlet
|Guarantee||2 years warranty on parts & labour|