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Old 07-07-2012, 10:23 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I just bought a bunch of frozen items that were on sale and my freezer is stuffed to the max. Would this negatively affect my freezer's ability to keep my frozen items at proper temperature? My freezer is 11 years old but works great. Please advise if I should just clear some items out or would my food be ok? Thanks
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:25 PM
 
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Freezers are actually more efficient when full. Refrigerators, though, work better when air can circulate freely.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Freezers are actually more efficient when full. Refrigerators, though, work better when air can circulate freely.
That's what I was hoping for ... I remembered a day when we had our electricity go out for over 24 hours ... I lost all my freezer foods but my neighbor said that the fact that her freezer was packed tightly was what saved her food.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:38 PM
 
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Do you keep a 'freezer thermometer' inside the unit? They are cheap and you can pick them up at Lowe's or Walmart. We moved out freezer out on our screened in back porch and I was concerned during the summer months. Our freezer is always loaded. The 'freezer thermometer' kept me informed all was A-OK.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Do you keep a 'freezer thermometer' inside the unit? They are cheap and you can pick them up at Lowe's or Walmart. We moved out freezer out on our screened in back porch and I was concerned during the summer months. Our freezer is always loaded. The 'freezer thermometer' kept me informed all was A-OK.
I don't have one but it would be a good investment. Maybe I'll stop by Wal-Mart tomorrow and pick up one.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:46 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Yes....we just bought a half of a cow...Our electric went out for 10 hrs. and we started to panic about our beef. We do have a generator..
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:47 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Yes....we just bought a half of a cow...Our electric went out for 10 hrs. and we started to panic about our beef. We do have a generator..
Glad you guys had a generator and did not lose the cow ....
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:02 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Freezers are actually more efficient when full. Refrigerators, though, work better when air can circulate freely.
This is correct. Believe me mine is stuffed as usual. There's a photo around the forum of it.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:04 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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This is correct. Believe me mine is stuffed as usual. There's a photo around the forum of it.
Oh do share
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:17 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Oh do share
This is from a year or two back!

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