Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 3.8 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer Review

Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 is a chest freezer with 3.8 cubic foot (108 liter) capacity. Cools down fast and seems to be well insulated.

Temperature is adjustable ranging from approximately 10.4°F to -11.2°F (it can be influenced by multiple things including air temperature and how often you open the lid) – more than cold enough to keep your food solid frozen.

Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 can be used in ambient (air) temperatures ranging from 0°F to 110°F (-17°C to 43°C).


Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 chest freezer has a dial for temperature adjustment (turning it on “0” position will make chest freezer stop cooling) as well a green indicator light.


Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 chest freezer features front mount drain plug and two adjustable legs. It comes with 1 wire basket.


Not all but still a concerning amount of consumers reported receiving their Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 damaged (dented).

Estimated Energy Consumption

Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 is estimated to consume 197 kWh a year (source: EnergyGuide) which is about 0.54 kWh a day.


Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 chest freezer measures 25 inches wide by 22.2 inches deep by 33.1 inches high (63.4 cm x 56.4 cm x 84 cm).


You should leave 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) of free space between back and both sides of chest freezer. Before you turn it on for the first time let it sit upright for 6 hours.


Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 chest freezer works well however it seems like it getting dented during shipping is not uncommon.

Danby DCF038A2WDB-3 3.8 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer Specifications:

  • Capacity: 3.8 cubic foot / 108 liters
  • Temperature range (approximate): 10.4°F to -11.2°F (-12°C to -24°C)
  • Working ambient (air) temperature range: 0°F to 110°F (-17°C to 43°C)
  • Estimated Yearly Energy Consumption: 197 kWh
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 25’’ x 22.2’’ x 33.1’’ (63.4 cm x 56.4 cm x 84 cm)
  • Shipping weight: 70.99 lb / 32.2 kg

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