Getting an Upright Freezer
When it comes to storing food long term, a quality freezer is the cat’s meow. The two most common types are the chest freezer and the upright freezer. Deciding which one is right for you depends on the features that you like the most.
Chest freezers are great for storing a large volume of food items. They are somewhat less expensive than upright models, and can be more energy efficient. This type of freezer maintains the cold temperature well, and provides a lot of room for storage.
However, they also tend to be a space hog. Since they are basically large boxes, it may be difficult to find a place in which to put it. Visibility is another deterrent. It is very easy to lose stuff in the bottom of them. Old food settles to the bottom whenever new items are added. They can also leave you hanging upside down inside the freezer in a hilarious attempt to reach the bottom.
Upright freezers are a popular choice among households. They save space and look more like a traditional refrigerator. You can have a lot of storage capacity with a smaller piece of equipment.
Organization is a snap. They open from the front and have many shelves and racks. It is easy to see the contents at a glance. Retrieving frozen items is simple, since everything is within arm’s reach. Best of all, an upright freezer doesn’t require that you be able to stand on your head to reach the bottom.
Upright freezer models range from ten to twenty cubic feet. In order to determine how much space you actually need, you can assume that each cubic foot holds thirty five to forty pounds. Therefore, a ten cubic foot upright freezer will store approximately three hundred and fifty to four hundred pounds of food. This number can vary, depending on the bulk of the item that you freeze.
An AEG fridge freezer is available in manual defrost or automatic defrost models. Keep in mind that a manual model will have to be defrosted at least twice per year. They do tend to be a little bit colder than automatic defrosting freezers. While more convenient, frost-free models will be more expensive and use more electricity over the span of a year