So why did I decide to buy the small upright freezer instead of the chest type my wife wanted? It’s easier to handle. Most of the benefits are the same, with that extra storage space and everything else. But really, the main thing is the convenience. My wife kept on talking about energy savings and this hot air cold air circulation and the cold going out with an upright one but if you all weigh it in in the end, nobody really wants the discomfort of digging through a chest in a cold winter night trying to look for your next dinner. Me, I would just rather have that comfort of searching through shelves among neatly placed foods. It’s so much more easier as everything is on full display and saves you time.
The one I ordered from http://www.thefreezerguide.com is a small upright freezer, a height of about 49 inches, and it fits in the closet under the stairs quite nicely. It can control 7 different temperatures to my surprise, as I’m not really that into the complex technicalities of food freezing science (is there anyone???) and an 8.8 cu. ft. storage capacity, which I think is enough for those meat we buy in bulk every time there is a sale, and the occasional frozen pizzas and burritos for those lazy dinners.
But the thing I really like best is the shelves, with tilting wire shelf that is adjustable. There are three officially, and there’s easy access, unlike a chest type where you’ll have to dig and plow through rock hard iced foodstuff. It look impressively clean as well, sleek really. I’m quite proud of my purchase, although my wife doesn’t hold the same sentiment. A pity, really, since she’s the one who will be handling this all the time.
A little tidbit I found out about freezers, though, is that they can also be bought in this little ice box like things. I found this out while searching online, and I am now sort of musing if I should buy one as well for those long road trips the family takes to visit grandparents and friends. It might be well worth it, especially for a long term investment. And they can be handy as well for just buying popsicles from the store and popping them in the freezer box at the back of the car. Now that’s real technology!