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Old 09-13-2018, 03:49 PM   #31
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Ours is about 13-14 cubic feet. We manage to keep
It pretty full. Id guess its the right size for us. After about 18 years I cant say I wish Id bought a bigger one.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:00 PM   #32
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The thing I like about our 6 cu ft is it makes us use up what we have in a timely manner rather than have stuff sit in there for eons and forgotten. SC gets unhappy if our freezer is too full to buy more bargains otherwise I know that no freezer would ever be big enough.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:38 PM   #33
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The thing I like about our 6 cu ft is it makes us use up what we have in a timely manner rather than have stuff sit in there for eons and forgotten. SC gets unhappy if our freezer is too full to buy more bargains otherwise I know that no freezer would ever be big enough.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:16 PM   #34
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We have a chest freezer. It was a gift from my m-i-l. I don't hate it as much as I thought I would. We are pretty good about not leaving stuff on top of it. A friend gave me a tip a long time ago: wear oven mitts. There can be a fair bit of rummaging and they keep your hands from going numb. We have a fridge with side by side fridge and freezer. I insisted on that, to make it easier to find stuff.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:24 PM   #35
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Mom and Dad had a chest freezer for years. We experienced every drawback that has been described in this thread. Things getting buried, stuff piling up on top, frozen hands. I will never buy one, and if it’s s gift, I’ll sell it and get an upright!
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:31 AM   #36
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I used to wear oven mittens and a winter jacket to get hold stuff in the huge chest freezer my parents had. Well I dont bring that along when I am on vacation in the summer and I cook at people, I been head down in chest freezer in a few countries, man it hurts and yes melons... not tangerines or pancakes, that wouldnt hurt I guess.

I see if I can get picture of my set up, the landlord provided me with two upright, one fridge and one freezer, just waiting for the landlord to come and fix my broken oven.
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Old 09-14-2018, 08:37 AM   #37
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We have a fridge with side by side fridge and freezer. I insisted on that, to make it easier to find stuff.
Funny, I will not have a side-by-side fridge/freezer because there isn't enough space horizontally. I've had to use that style in rentals or other people's houses and it drives me nuts
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Old 09-14-2018, 09:28 AM   #38
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Funny, I will not have a side-by-side fridge/freezer because there isn't enough space horizontally. I've had to use that style in rentals or other people's houses and it drives me nuts
+1. I've always felt the freezer and fridge compartments were too narrow to accommodate the occasional larger item.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:05 AM   #39
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I don't like standard width side-by sides either. That thick insulated wall between the freezer and the main compartment takes up a good volume of fridge space.
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I used to wear oven mittens and a winter jacket to get hold stuff in the huge chest freezer my parents had. Well I dont bring that along when I am on vacation in the summer and I cook at people, I been head down in chest freezer in a few countries, man it hurts and yes melons... not tangerines or pancakes, that wouldnt hurt I guess.

I see if I can get picture of my set up, the landlord provided me with two upright, one fridge and one freezer, just waiting for the landlord to come and fix my broken oven.

Whew!!! I almost read that sentence incorrectly...


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