Skip to content

Danby Designer 8.5 cu. ft. Upright Freezer

  • Energy Star
  • r600a
  • Danby Designer 8.5 cu. ft.  Upright Freezer - DUFM085A4BSLDD
Danby Designer

Danby Designer 8.5 cu. ft. Upright Freezer


  • Energy Star
  • r600a
Do the Right Thing.


Stock up on your family's frozen favorites with a Danby Designer stainless-steel upright freezer, ideal for a basement, kitchen, or garage. Save on money and energy with this ENERGY STAR® rated product which is great for saving floor space with its upright design. In addition, this unit features an abundance of space for food organization with four storage shelves and three-door shelves for smaller items. This model is garage ready and can perform in temperatures from 0°F to 110°F (-17°C to 43°C). Boasting 8.5 cu. ft. (241 L) of freezer space for frozen meals, meats, vegetables, and more, making it perfect for couples and small families. The convenient manual-defrosting function makes it easy to maintain and stay 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 modern appliance also features a clever, reversible door hinge that enables you to adjust it for a left or right-handed opening. Included is an industry-leading 5-year warranty on parts and labor with in-home service.


Product Width 60.80 cm 23 15/16"
Product Depth 65.25 cm 25 11/16"
Product Height 150.02 cm 59 1/16"
Shipping Weight 61.00kg 134.48lb
Package Dimensions
Package Width 65.48 cm 25.78"
Package Depth 69.98 cm 27.55"
Package Height 157.48 cm 62.00"
Power Specifications
Wattage Watts
Amperage N/A


  • 8.5 cu. ft. (241 L) capacity upright freezer
  • ENERGY STAR® complaint, energy-efficient to help you save money without sacrificing performance
  • Garage ready: freezer can perform in temperatures from 0°F to 110°F (-17°C to 43°C)
  • Environmentally friendly R600a refrigerant
  • Manual defrost with drip tray
  • 3 quick freeze shelves
  • 4 door shelves for smaller, frequently used items
  • Mechanical thermostat is conveniently located for easy temperature control
  • Rounded door with integrated door handle provides a modern look
  • Scratch-resistant worktop provides additional storage space
  • Reversible door hinge allows for right or left door opening
  • 2 adjustable legs for leveling and height flexibility
  • 5-foot power cord gives flexibility for installation
  • Industry-leading 5-year warranty on parts and labor with in-home service


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

Customer Reviews

Danby Designer 8.5 cu. ft. Upright Freezer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unit arrived with an obvious repair made to interior We purchased this unit (Model DUFM085A4BSLDD 8.5 Upright Designer) through Best Buy and the unit arrived directly from Danby with a repair to the interior white panel near where the door seals (a dent with two small punctures that were covered with a putty material). The door is sealing but we are concerned about the longevity of the repair and sealing of the door. We have contacted Best Buy and they are attempting to replace the unit but it has been over 30 days and Best Buy is now looking to refunding our money. We like the unit but just concerned.
Date published: 2021-09-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great once the door reversal issue was fixed Received freezer 3 months ago and all is well, works fine and seems to hold a constant temp. We are running it at 3.5 on a 0-5 scale (5 being the coldest) and it holds about -10 degree F - so plenty of capability to run even colder. It is quiet, seems well insulated, and well manufactured. Being so quiet, we cannot tell how much it runs. The only negative we had is that we needed to reverse the door for our space. The instructions were helpful, but incomplete. When we reversed the door, the door did not seal tightly - there was a gap on the new hinged side. The instructions state that you want a good seal all the way around the door, but gives no instructions on how to fix this problem - if it exists. This means that we had to figure out how to adjust the top door hinge bracket - which meant removing the freezer top. We loosened, adjusted and tightened the door hinge bracket to its full extent and were able to get a good seal. This seal is important, because the freezer when it is closed draws a slight vacuum to ensure a good door seal (which you can hear immediately after the door is closed). I assume that if you don't have this good seal, the freezer will not operate properly nor efficiently. We took off one star for the door reversal issue.
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product! I love this freezer! I had never heard of this brand but would never buy any other. I love the ease of being able to load and unload my frozen items. Thank you for making such a quality product. I wouldn't recommend this brand to anyone.
Date published: 2021-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8.5 cu ft Danby Upright Freezer Great Little upright Freezer We no longer needed our old chest freezer as it was too difficult to find and remove items from it. I did make a floor stand for this freezer to give some clearance for your feet when the door is opened.
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this freezer! This freezer is the perfect size for my family of two! I love that it is an upright so I don’t have to go fishing for food. Everything is easily visible and easy to get to. I was surprised at how pretty it is!!
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retailer and Danby stand behind their product. My retailer stood behind your product when there was a problem with the first box delivered. They took it in return and gave me a brand new one. I believe this was done with the backing of Danby. Thanks.
Date published: 2021-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect size Great size for the 2 of us. Now we can buy meat in bulk and freeze at a lower price
Date published: 2021-02-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Upright Freezer for Clubhouse Perfect size for our needs, will hold plenty of items
Date published: 2021-02-24
  • y_2022, m_1, d_9, h_19
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.20
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_12, tr_9
  • loc_en_CA, sid_DUFM085A4BSLDD, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_danby-products
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.1.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 29.63ms


Danby’s refrigerators and freezers operate at a sound level between 35 and 46 decibels. This is within the normal decibel range for modern freezers.
Garage ready means that the freezer is well insulated and equipped to handle temperature extremes in an enclosed garage. The garage must be enclosed so that the freezer is not subject to snow, rain and other environmental weather conditions not meant for an electrical appliance. The exterior temperature range that the garage ready freezers can operate within is 0F - 110F/-17C – 43C.
Doors can be reversed on the majority of Danby’s refrigerators. Door reversal instructions can be found in the owner’s manual. Video instructions can be found using this link:  
15.03" Width, 22.71" Height, 18.89" Depth
Information pertaining to watts and amps can be found on the rating plate located on the back of the unit.
We do not recommend using an extension cord.
The temperature range varies based on model. Please consult your owner’s manual or the product page on the website.
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.
Our freezers are not designed for outside installation. This also includes porches, carports, etc
This varies based on unit and model. See your owner’s manual for defrost type and instructions.
Follow Us on