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I want to buy a freezer for the garage :clap: as the big American fridge freezer we have just isn't enough.
And we have two apple trees and two pear trees LADEN with fruit that I will have to preserve somehow! :grin:
I was thinking of a chest freezer but wonder if an upright one with drawers might be more practical?
Want something of a reasonable size as I want to be able to buy in bulk (eg bread) and freeze stuff.
What freezer have you got and what do you like/hate about it?
Chest freezers are always easier to fit more in due to not having the drawers etc., but are less practical if you're going to be getting stuff in and out regularly (due to not having the drawers!). For your purposes I'd say a chest freezer tbh. Although, don't forget you can preserve fruit/veg in other ways - pickling, jams, jellies, chutney, etc, so doesn't all have to go in the freezer :ellie:
Chest freezers tend to be more efficient as when you open the door of an upright all the cold air falls out :doh:
We've got a chest freezer, it's truly enormous! It's a Bosch and DH has had it for several years now, no troubles with it :smile:
As you say, it's great this time of year when all the fruit has ripened and when it's getting a bit empty you can fill it up with cheap bread which you can then use for feeding the birds at a later date :smile:
We got this one from John Lewis'
It has a child lock on it as well.
I can't recommend an actual freezer but i've always preferred stand up freezers with draws to chest freezers. With chest freezer things get stuck at the bottom unless you rotate on a regular basis and you end up forgetting things. Also things get lost under the stuff on top and it can take you an age to find something, and obviously it lets the warm air in if you're there for 20 mins rumaging around.
I find freezers with draws easier to organise, we have a draw for meat, frozen ready stuff, breads, frozen veg, Lu has her own draw for frozen meals and then icecreams and cakes/puddings etc. Its just easier to find things rather than just chucking it all in one big pit.
:lol: at Mrs D and the great big pit. As a child we had a chest freezer in our garage that had god knows what lurking at the bottom of it, it has put me off them for life. We have a stand up freezer in our garage for milk, bread etc, I like the way you can organise the drawers properly.
My friend had a chest freezer though, and she swears by it. I expect if you are strict about organising and rotating the food you get a lot more storage space.
Well, spookily, my Which mag arrived today and what are they reviewing in the mag? FREEZERS!!! :clap:
I like the idea of the drawers BUT also agree they are not so energy efficient.
Mum had a big chest freezer so I'm happy about using it so am going with a Bosch one I think.
Thanks all :kiss:
I have the big american freezer and love it. although i gree there not that big the fridge side is its good in a way as it stops me buying loads of un-neccassary crap
My mum use to have a chest freezer in our garage and i think there better than the stand up ones as they hold alot more
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