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Danby Designer 8.5 cu. ft. Upright Freezer

  • r600a
  • Energy Star
  • Danby Designer 8.5 cu. ft. Upright Freezer - DUFM085A2WDD1
Danby Designer

Danby Designer 8.5 cu. ft. Upright Freezer


  • r600a
  • Energy Star
Smart Move.


This modern upright freezer by Danby is ideal for all types of households and decors. The classic design allows it to easily integrate into any setting and the generous 8.2 cubic feet (232 liters) of storage space is ideal for smaller families and couples There’s plenty of cooling area due to the four handy door shelves and three additional quick-freeze shelving units. The convenient manual-defrosting function makes it easy to maintain and keep ice-free and it also features an internal drip tray. The ultra-modern mechanical thermostat is a breeze to program and monitor while the scratch-resistant worktop is ideal for storing extra accessories. This ultimate freezer also features an intelligent reversible door hinge which allows you to adjust it for either left or tight-handed opening and offers an 18-month warranty on parts and labor with in-home service to boot.


Product Width 60.02 cm 23.63"
Product Depth 65.25 cm 25.69"
Product Height 149.23 cm 58.75"
Shipping Weight 61.90kg 136.47lb
Loading Capacity
  • 8.5 cu. ft.
  • 241 Liters
Package Dimensions
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Package Depth N/A
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  • 8.5 cu. ft. (241 L) capacity upright freezer
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • Environmentally friendly R600a refrigerant
  • Manual defrost
  • 3 quick freeze shelves
  • Integrated door shelving
  • Mechanical thermostat
  • Scratch resistant worktop
  • Integrated door handle
  • Reversible door hinge


18 months parts and labor coverage with in-home service.  Installation and/or yearly maintenance (cleaning) are not covered under warranty.

Customer Reviews

Danby Designer 8.5 cu. ft. Freezer is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 81.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Freezer! I absolutely love this upright freezer, it looked small when I saw it in the store but when I started to put food into it ,it just kept giving space. It has wheels on it ,so can be moved to clean behind it, something that is a bonus! It looks good and tucks into any space you have. I have already defrosted it ,because I got it in summer and was opened many times, it took a lot shorter time than I expected and refroze quickly. I would without a doubt recommend it to anyone! Thank-you Danby!
Date published: 2015-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Danby Upright Freezer Attractive to look at and keeps contents well frozen. Could use an internal light. Main problem is when defrosting, its quite difficult to keep the water off the floor (in our case a wooden kitchen floor) so you have to spend about 2 hours full time watching this appliance defrost and handle any water spillages. I tried several ways to keep the melted ice in the freezer but I needed quite a few towels for water I could not catch with other containers. In future I would buy a frost free or a chest freezer because of this problem.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Freezer for a small space. We are very pleased with our freezer. We recently downsized and needed extra freezer space beyond our kitchen refrigerator/freezer combo. This compact sized freezer fits perfectly between my dryer and hot water heater. We can now shop sales, stock up at Costco and store the fish that we catch in the summer. The upright style enables me to see exactly what's stored. It's perfect for our needs.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I needed! Love this freezer! The only negatives, not enough to deduct a star, were some minor dents and scratches. Heck, I just put a magnetic business card over them. Coming from a chest style, the freezer holds more than I expected and uses less power. I noticed that it only runs about half the time. It could use a pilot light so that I could tell at a glance whether or not power was on to it. I am using a small spike filter that has a light on it as a substitute. Looking forward to eventually purchasing the companion frig.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great vertical freezer My wife and I are approaching retirement and we're finding our apartment freezer chest too difficult to use. We reasoned that a vertical product would provide better access with less bending. The Danby product we selected provide double the capacity in the same footprint plus much easier access to the product. The freezer is quiet and keeps all of the products very cold. I would strong recommend it for apartments or any place a smaller chest freezer seems appropriate. Mark
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Great Freezer I also own a Danby refridgerator, its the one without the freezer compartment, I have had it for around 10 years with no problems, its on our patio so it fights the elements, but no problems. the freezer we have had for over a year, and no problems with it either, they have great products, I tell all of our frinds when I hear they are looking for anything I know that Danby makesto check them out great products Great prices, Thanks Danby!!.
Date published: 2015-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freezer great for organizing! Easy to store your food items, and find, rather than digging through a chest freezer. Lots of shelves, plus shelves in the door. Has an excellent suction seal, so much so, that it is hard to open immediately after closing the door. I've had it a year and have had no problems.
Date published: 2015-12-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from décevant Je suis décue... car n'ayant pas de panier pour mettre les produits à congeler 'est que lorsque l'on ouvre la porte, les produits nous tombent sur les pieds. J'ai essayer avec des paniers en plastique et le froid les fait craquer. et c'est que même si on veux les faire tenir droit, un coup geler, sa glisse de tout coté et finalement tout est pêle-mêle dans le congélateur. Je suis vraiment décue et j'ai même essayer de le revendre, mais sans succès,.
Date published: 2015-12-11
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We do not recommend using an extension cord.
Our freezers are not designed for outside installation. This also includes anywhere that is not temperature controlled. IE. garages, porches, carports, etc.
This varies based on unit and model. See your owner’s manual for defrost type and instructions.
The temperature range varies based on model. Please consult your owner’s manual or the product page on the website.
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Information pertaining to watts and amps can be found on the rating plate located on the back of the unit.
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Have you recently opened and then closed the freezer (over the last 1-5 minutes)? If so, being unable to open the unit again right away is an indication that your door seal is working well.