As your family size grows, you quickly learn that the freezer attached to your refrigerator doesn’t hold much food. If you like to grow your own fruits and vegetables or take advantage of grocery store sales, then a standalone freezer might be what your family needs.
Did you know that chest freezers are more energy-efficient than upright freezers? Or that it’s easier to organize an upright freezer? Before you make a purchase, learn the advantages and disadvantages of each type of freezer.
Chest freezers open from the top, which means storing items on top of them long-term is usually not a good idea. If you access the contents of your freezer regularly, you’ll spend a lot of time removing and replacing those items as you open and close the freezer door.
You can store more food inside chest freezers, because you’re able to stack items. You’ll also have less freezer-burned food. Another benefit is that they keep food colder longer in the event of a power failure.
Both the retail price and the cost to run chest freezers are less when compared to uprights.
The last advantage is space. You can buy chest freezers from 3.1 cubic feet and up, and they can fit in small, tight, short spaces. They’re especially apartment-friendly.
Because upright freezers open just like regular refrigerators and freezers do, they are more convenient than chest freezers. You can also take advantage of the top surface for additional storage. You’ll pay a premium for the convenience, since uprights cost more to purchase and use than chest models.
The shelves inside upright freezers makes it easier to organize and store your food, but those same shelves take away from your food capacity and make it more likely that your food will come tumbling down when you open the door.
On the other hand, they take up less floor space since they’re taller than chest freezers.
Regardless of which one you buy, if you need help keeping your freezer in good working condition, Appliance Doctor offers professional appliance repair in the Bronx.