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Old 2011-07-29, 09:22 AM
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Hey all, we are thinking of getting a freezer. which is better, an upright freezer or a chest freezer? what are the advantages and disadvantages of either?
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Old 2011-07-29, 10:15 AM
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we have a chest freezer and the negatives are:
-poorly lit
-if your short its hard to reach the bottom
-because of all of the above we have items at the bottom of the freezer that we never touch
-desparatly should consider emptying ours...
-hard to organize because you pile everything on top of everythign
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Old 2011-07-29, 10:28 AM
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that's what I figured are the negatives of a chest freezer. so why do they still make them and why do people still buy them?
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Old 2011-07-29, 10:34 AM
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They're inexpensive.
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Old 2011-07-29, 10:52 AM
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makes sense.
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Old 2011-07-29, 11:58 AM
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dirt cheap.
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Old 2011-07-29, 12:12 PM
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we switched to an upright and will never go back - easy access to everything without standing on your head

I think they use more hydro than a chest though
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Old 2011-09-06, 09:28 PM
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Chest freezers definitely use a lot less energy than uprights. Just because when you open an upright, all of the cold air flows out and it has to re-cool everything every time you open it. In a chest, the cold air stays in the freezer when you open it, so it doesn't cycle on as much.

Kind of pointless to have an energy efficient freezer if you don't use it as much though
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Old 2011-09-07, 09:29 AM
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i ended up getting an upright.
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Old 2011-09-07, 09:42 AM
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Chest freezers definitely use a lot less energy than uprights. Just because when you open an upright, all of the cold air flows out and it has to re-cool everything every time you open it. In a chest, the cold air stays in the freezer when you open it, so it doesn't cycle on as much.

Kind of pointless to have an energy efficient freezer if you don't use it as much though
Yes but if you keep the chest freezer door open longer because you're having to search through everything and take food items in/out to get to your stuff, then are you really saving that much energy?
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