Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM 3.5 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer Review

Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM is a chest freezer with 3.5 cubic foot (98 liter capacity). It has DOE energy rating and can work in air (ambient) temperatures ranging from 0°F to 110°F (-17°C to 43°C).


Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM works well. It cools down quickly and freezes your food fast.


Controls panel features thermostat dial with 8 settings (“0” aka off + 7 temperature settings from 10.4°F to -11.2°F (-12°C to -24°C)). Left to the thermostat dial there’s also green “Power” indicator light.


Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM had adjustable leveling legs, front mount drain and comes with one wire storage basket. Lid and cabinet have foam insulation.


There are many complaints from consumers about receiving their Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM dented. This does happen from time to time with any chest freezer but in this case it seems this is far more common with Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM than other models.

Energy consumption

Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM consumed estimated 191 kWh a year. That’s about 0.52 kWh a day.

Weight and size

Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM 3.5 cu.ft. chest freezer weighs approximately 54.23 pounds (24.6 kg) and measures 21.4 inches wide by 21.4 inches deep by 33.26 inches tall (54.36 cm x 54.36 cm x 84.48 cm).


Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM works just fine and cools down fast but that can be said about many other chest freezers. Issue here is that complaints about dents seem to be more common than with other chest freezer so opting for a different model might be a wise choice.

Danby Diplomat DCF035B1WM 3.5 Cubic Foot Chest Freezer Specifications:

  • Capacity: 3.5 cubic foot / 98 liters
  • Operating Temperature Range: 10.4°F to -11.2°F / -12°C to -24°C
  • Operating ambient air temperatures: 0°F to 110°F (-17°C to 43°C)
  • Energy rating: DOE
  • Annual Estimated Energy Consumption: 191 kWh
  • Daily (24 hour) Estimated Energy Consumption: 0.52 kWh
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 21.4’’ x 21.4’’ x 33.26’’ / 54.36 cm x 54.36 cm x 84.48 cm
  • Shipping weight: 54.23 lb / 24.6 kg

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