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Old 08-23-2009, 05:32 PM
Location: Southern Arizona
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Originally Posted by FamilyTexas View Post
Anyone have one? Is it running constantly? We need to purchase a freezer and the upright seems much easier to use/get to and takes less space. We worry about it running constantly w/ the hot weather here. How are your bills? Looking back would you do a chest freezer instead?

Thanks for your help!
Granted, FamilyTexas, not quite your question but here goes . . .

If possible, make room for a chest freezer. They are much more efficient by consuming about half the energy of a comparable size upright and lose little or no cold each time the door is opened. Also, food stays safer longer.

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Old 08-23-2009, 05:38 PM
Location: South Central Texas
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They will do alright outside. If you put it in a cubbyhole you should have a through the wall vent. Usually they are ok without though. For long term storage meats, etc. a conventional non frost free is best. Frost-free's dry (remove moisture) from meats etc. Upright is much more convenient for access. Chest types more economical ..you don't lose as much cold when you open it!! PIA to find anything though!!
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