If you’re looking for a freezer to keep in your garage, then a chest freezer is likely to be the kind you need. They are often more affordable and last longer than upright freezers.
Below, you can find the best chest freezers on the market.
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|Name||Capacity (cubic feet)||Our Rating|
|Frigidaire FFFC22M6QW||21.6||9.2 / 10|
|Midea WHS-129C1||3.5||9 / 10|
|Danby DCF038A1WDB1||3.8||9 / 10|
|Della Chest Freezer||6.9||9 / 10|
|Igloo FRF454-B-BLACK||5.1||8.8 / 10|
|Haier HF50CM23NW||5.0||8.6 / 10|
As you might have guessed from the name, chest freezers are essentially a large chest, with a pull-up lid, inside which frozen produce can be stored. They come in a variety of styles and sizes.
Chest freezers often have at least one wire storage basket that is balanced on the rim just inside the top of the freezer, thus allowing you to store smaller or more delicate items.
There are some newer models of chest freezer that have pull-out drawers located in the bottom that can be accessed from the outside of the freezer. This is useful for storing foods that you want more immediate access to, rather than having to pull lots of items out in order to find what you’re looking for.
A significant downside to chest freezers is that they can become quite disorganized very easily. Some people use cardboard boxes to make it easier to separate the contents in their chest freezer.
Chest freezers often have better insulation than upright freezers, thus allowing them to keep food frozen far more efficiently. Plus, they tend to be opened less often than uprights, which also helps to maintain a cool temperature. This is one of the reasons that chest freezers are considered to be more economical than upright freezers.
Another reason is that they can store a large amount of produce, thus allowing people to take advantage of bulk buy offers or the reduced-price food aisles in supermarkets.
Some chest freezers now have a counterbalanced lid that is designed to stay open at an angle, allowing it to be put in spaces where headroom is at a premium. This is different to standard lids that have to be opened completely upright in order to leave your hands free to get things from the freezer.
As well as the benefits mentioned above, chest freezers can:
It is important to ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully when it comes to installing and first running your chest freezer.
Do not install a chest freezer in an area that is susceptible to damp. Ensure that it will remain dry and will not be exposed to the elements.
It is also important to defrost your chest freezer regularly, if it is not a frost-free one, in order to maintain maximum efficiency.
If you have not purchased a chest freezer that has a counterbalanced lid, make sure that you are careful when rummaging in your freezer for food to ensure that it doesn’t fall on you.