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Old 10-28-2008, 01:16 PM   #1
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Freezers

So what can you folks tell me about freezers?
I purchase mine in 1983 and it's been working great, but that seems pretty old to me. The more I stock up on sales, the more nervous I get...
Is there anyone here with an older one? Can the old ones even be fixed, seeing as how they don't use freon anymore? I could probably call a appliance store on that.

And I must say I love my upright. I try to keep a spot on one of the shelves where I can freeze fresh food, but there's been times when a little "browsing" through the shelves has led to food sliding out, especially with most of my items being in FS or other vaccum sealed bags. It gets hard to stack the shelves at times. Plus aren't the chest freezers supposed to be more efficient?

So what can you tell me? I've already boughten another all-in-one for work because my current one is starting to need reset to get it working now and then. I can't afford to lose my printer or fax even for a day. I'm wondering if it would also be good insurance to get a new freezer in the basement, just in case. Hmmm, maybe use the new one (more efficient) and keep the old one as a backup?
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:21 PM   #2
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I just got rid of a chest freezer in favor of an upright. I did not like the chest style because I was always forgetting the things at the bottom. I would have to dig everything out just to explore and then put it all back.

As for the upright, I find shoeboxes work really well for organization of foodsaver items.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:22 PM   #3
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IMO chest freezers are much better - you get more room for the capacity. You have to be organised as it easy to lose stuff in the depths. We have 2 Electrolux upright freezers (no room for a chest). We especially looked for one with a deep drawer for a turkey or other bulky item we may want frozen. Modern freezers seem to have thicker linings as well, so when we were looking last year, you seemed to get less freezing room for the same size freezer.

A few random thoughts - hope they help.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:22 PM   #4
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If you get a chest, draw yourself a map and paste it on the freezer. That way you can look at your map and know where to dig!
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:02 PM   #5
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If you get a chest, draw yourself a map and paste it on the freezer. That way you can look at your map and know where to dig!
Cool, a treasure hunt!
That's what has me worried about a chest, losing stuff in the depths.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:12 PM   #6
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Cool, a treasure hunt!
That's what has me worried about a chest, losing stuff in the depths.
That was one of the main reasons why I switched. That and trying to retire my frig/freezer out in the garage. I got a bigger upright freezer. I like it. The other thing I hated was trying to rotate the goods to make sure you got the oldest stuff first. Anytime I added meat to the chest, I had to do a complete overhaul. Maybe I just did not have mine organized right.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:20 PM   #7
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My problem with chest freezers is actually being able to reach into the bottom! I'd have to stand on a stool to be able to get down there. So I got an upright. I have no problems with it.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:23 PM   #8
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I'm thinking now that after having had an upright I would hate the chest. Thanks.
I can't even stand my refrigerator, I'd always had a side by side and I miss shelves in my freezer section.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:36 PM   #9
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Hey I LOVE treasure hunting!!!!
I can't remember why DH didn't get the upright.....
But sometimes I do get a little dizzy from hanging upside down for 5 min searching for which of the 6 turkeys I've hoarded is the oldest.....
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I just got rid of a chest freezer in favor of an upright. I did not like the chest style because I was always forgetting the things at the bottom. I would have to dig everything out just to explore and then put it all back.

As for the upright, I find shoeboxes work really well for organization of foodsaver items.

doesn't it make your shoes really cold?

and as far as a map goes, i certainly think pacanis knows where his freezer is. he probably doesn't need to draw a big x on it...
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