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Old December 4th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #1
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Default Chest Freezer Vs. Upright?

input? brands? what do you prefer?

Would be mostly for meat/longer term storage. Not used everyday.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Chest freezer is super-efficient and holds cold in better in event of power failure.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Ever try to keep a body in an upright without having to place something heavy in front of the door?! Impossible!!!
Chest freezer ftw
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #4
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Ever try to keep a body in an upright without having to place something heavy in front of the door?! Impossible!!!
Chest freezer ftw
x2 Work with gravity, not against it. Nothing like a bag of frozen chicken falling on your feet when you open a freezer door.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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Chest would be more efficient, upright more convenient to find things. It sounds like chest would best for you.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #6
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Chest freezers for long term cold storage, and more efficient. People that are constantly in their freezer prefer uprights. I sold my chest freezer for 50 dollars, I forgot what I had paid, they got a deal. I want a tiny chest freezer, can't find American made.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #7
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chest, mine does not run very often
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Old December 4th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #8
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We have a 6ft tall upright, and really like it. But we are in it almost daily. We don't have power failures, so that does not concern me.
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I prefer an upright. Chest freezers are probably more efficient but I like being able to open the door and find what I'm looking for rather than dig through a chest freezer. I've had both but never paid any attention to the cost of running a chest vs. an upright.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 10:29 PM   #10
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we have two chest freezer one large an a smaller one love them both an they hold a lot we put a full cow it every nov.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #11
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x2 Work with gravity, not against it. Nothing like a bag of frozen chicken falling on your feet when you open a freezer door.
This. I swear our upright used to attack me everytime I opened the door. I preferred our old chest freezer.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 10:48 PM   #12
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I use and prefer an upright freezer , but I go in it at least twice a month , we do a lot of hunting so its used mostly for deer meat and wild game , so its nice to be able to separate and grab what you want instead of having everything in a pile and having to dig through it to grab something !! Plus sometimes in a chest freezer things get pushed to the bottom and forgotten about and then go bad or get freezer burned !! -BUT- I do believe a chest freezer does hold the cold better and of coarse a turkey can't roll out and break your foot when you open the door , so I guess it depends how many different types of food your freezing and how long you plan to leave it in there for ??

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Chest is for storing. Upright is for using. If I could only have one it would be the upright.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 11:41 PM   #14
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Chest is for storing. Upright is for using. If I could only have one it would be the upright.
This. Unless you are only putting one kind of meat in it.

Our chest freezer had beef, pork, ven, chicken, and fish in it. I couldn't stand searching through it each time. I would prefer a dedicated chest freezer for venison or if I ever bought a large quantity of beef or pork, and an upright for the rest...
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Walk-in freezer FTW!
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Walk in would be cool. The reason for considering an upright is for easily finding things. We will have venison, Beef(sometimes half a cow or more), Hopefully chickens again next year. (still have about 8 from this years flock, And currently 4 Turkeys left over but I don't think we will be raising turkeys again.

This on top of any other items we need to store. It would be mostly for storage but would be opened probably twice a month, more or less depending on the year.

At this point the place I'm putting it would fit a chest freezer best, and I like that they hold up better with loss of power. At this point its about 60/40-Chest/Upright. I guess I'll have to continue shopping and check out prices. Also trying to find USA made.

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Walk in would be cool. The reason for considering an upright is for easily finding things. We will have venison, Beef(sometimes half a cow or more), Hopefully chickens again next year. (still have about 8 from this years flock, And currently 4 Turkeys left over but I don't think we will be raising turkeys again.

This on top of any other items we need to store. It would be mostly for storage but would be opened probably twice a month, more or less depending on the year.

At this point the place I'm putting it would fit a chest freezer best, and I like that they hold up better with loss of power. At this point its about 60/40-Chest/Upright. I guess I'll have to continue shopping and check out prices. Also trying to find USA made.

Thanks for all the input!
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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:53 AM   #19
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I bought a big upright a year ago and I love it. I put boxes on the shelves to separate different cuts of meat. I am in it almost every day also so it is convenient for me.

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Chest freezer

I use boxes that reams of paper come in to organize everything.

veggies in one box
chicken in one box
pork in one box
beef in one box
venison in several boxes
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