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2.1.1.1 - Tips on how to choose a freezer




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This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker ericnospam@getcomputing.com with numerous contributions by others.

2.1.1.1 - Tips on how to choose a freezer

From Blanche Nonken

Get the biggest you can afford and have room for. I've never
heard anyone complaining of TOO MUCH freezer space. Before you
shop, look through the large appliance section of your sunday
paper. You never know what special deals any number of
manufacturers might be offering.

Mine's a GE, and GE was offering a "12 Month No Interest Charge!"
deal. I took a nice, leasurely 12 months to pay for my $400
chest freezer, because there was no interest involved.

Stay away from "Self Defrosting." Emptying it once a year or so
for defrost is a great way to spend the hottest day of the year,
and you never know just what you'll find.

Chest freezers are harder to organize, but are more energy
efficient. Uprights, just the opposite - great for organizing,
but everytime you open it all the cold air goes flooooosh all
over the floor.


[ Bulk it up with bags of ice { keep the freezer nearly full at
all times} to decrease the running cost. The thermal mass of the ice
also aids greatly in getting foods frozen quickly. - ED]

 

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