|Barked: Tue Oct 19, '10 6:13pm PST |
|In my experience, chest freezers are much easier than upright freezers when you have a lot of bulky, irregularly shaped chunks of stuff in them (thinking of entire turkeys, rib slabs, and deer necks).
Chest freezers are also generally cheaper to buy, and more are available second-hand.
Another thing to keep in mind is that everytime you open an upright freezer for any length of time, the cold air pools and drops out of the freezer, whereas with a chest freezer, the cold air stays in the freezer...just a thought.
And in case you hadn't guessed, we only have chest freezers lol.
One small apartment sized one (6ish cu.ft?), a 9 cu.ft for Rexy, and a 14 cu.ft for meat for the people and really bulky things that won't fit in Rexy's freezer.
Rexy's freezer holds almost 200lbs of meat. It's full to the brim at the moment, and I'm wishing for more space too!
Rexy's freezer is second-hand and I found it by checking local bulletin boards. A couple of phone calls and $75 later, it was mine. Of course, as soon as we found it, several 20 cu.ft freezes came up for sale likely just as well that I wasn't tempted...not sure I could even get that in the house!
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