How big of a freezer?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by SolarAndWood, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. smokinj

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    You'll love the room to be able to store all kinds of food. After we got ours it opened up possibilities that we couldn't even consider with our small refrigerator-freezer. I keep food organized in boxes in the chest freezer so I don't have to dig for anything too much. If I need to get to larger roasts, I pull the chops and ribs box off the top and they're right there.
     
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    Food: upright.
    Bodies: chest freezer.
     
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    At least you're differentiating between the two! (not the freezers)
     
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    Remember the walk in freezer from the goonies. Chocolate ice cream and bodies too!
     
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    You're wasting your money. If I had to plug in a freezer for every stinking body....
     
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    I share a chest freezer with my sister, It's usually empty by April and off.
    We each have a upright freezer with smaller amounts and the leftovers from the chest freezer.
    Uprights are usually easier to find stuff.
    Chests are better for bulk.


    When I open the upright and a pile of stuff slides out I wish it was a chest freezer.
    When what I want in the chest freezer is on the bottom and have to take "everything else" out I wish it was an upright.


    Lots of pros cons with either.
    It is kinda nice having one of each.
     
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    That is kind of what I was thinking. We have an old 4' sub zero side by side in the kitchen. Figure that takes care of all the quick access needs and the bulk goes in the chest freezer.
     
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    What we do is store everything in bulk in the chest freezer and we restock to the refrigerator-freezer for at least a two-three week supply.
     
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    Yeah, sure. Until it's planting season and you have to drag one out of a chest freezer!
     
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    Multiple small chest freezers.
     
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    Don't forget about the stack effect that's working 24/7/365. An upright has a pressure differential working on the leaks in the gasket, a chest freezer isn't as prone to leaking air through the gasket as it ages.

    I turned a conventional fridge/freezer into an all fridge unit and cut the electricity use to less than half, makes sense if you have a separate freezer convenient.
     

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