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    Default Chest freezers

    With a growing family our little freezer with fridge isn't big enough we are looking at a small chest freezer, as I'm short maybe one that looks like a fridge rather than chest if that makes sense. Any recommendations ?

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    We initially had a small freezer about the size of a bar fridge. This was for 3 adults (plus the fridge/freezer). It really wasn't big enough as only the bottom drawer was big enough to fit a roast, and even then you could only fit maybe 2 roasts. We tend to buy our meat in bulk at super butcher, so needed the space. When we moved into our current place the first thing we did was buy a proper chest freezer. We've actually just defrosted it and done a stocktake of what's actually in it this morning, and we've easily got a months worth of meat and then some. It really does make a difference.

    Not sure how short is short, but my friend is 5 foot and she can get in the chest freezer quite easily. If you're still thinking you're too short, maybe a little step so you can get down the bottom. If you're going to pay the $$ to buy a freezer, you're better off buying one that you can fit stuff in better/more easily.

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    I have one like this. Not this model but something like it.
    http://www.thegoodguys.com.au/fisher...-freezer-e210l
    I think mine is slightly bigger.
    I love it. Nice big see through drawers. I can everything the second I open it. No digging.
    I can fit several roasts in one drawer. I only ever had one size issue when dad wanted to give me 10 ltr bucket of ice cream. They are huge buckets.
    I also buy in bulk and do once a month cooking for my family of 7.

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    I have a chest freezer. One problem- stuff at the bottom stays there unless you clean it out regularly.
    If I had my time again I'd get an upright so I can see what is in there

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    I have a chest freezer and used to have a separate upright freezer with drawers. I much prefer the chest freezer, even if some days it seems like a bottomless pit. The drawers wasted so much space in the upright and the chest just seems to freeze colder - so less wastage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HappyBovine View Post

    My 130cm 10 year old DD can fish icecream out of the bottom.
    Determination is the key!

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    I bought one a couple of years ago and love it! But, don't make the same stupid mistake I did, make SURE it's frost free! I didn't even think of that and over time the ice builds up up the sides. Other than that, you won't regret buying one.
    Mine is a Hisense and from memory cost around $800.

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    I desperately want one!

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    I have an upright freezer and i have found that i need even more freezer space. I am thinking of also getting a chest freezer. I think an upright is the way to go if you are not buying a whole cow ect for everyday use. I fit 1 fortnights worth of food in there. But ideally want to buy bulk meat and once you put icecreams, iceblocks, bread, muffins ect in there, the space is just gone.


 

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