Stand Up Freezer

Today, most refrigerators come with a half-sized freezer, and this has caused the market for standalone freezers to decline significantly. Even for an entire family, a half freezer is usually big enough for their purposes. However, many families, businesses and individuals find themselves needing more space for a variety of reasons. For these people, standalone freezers are still a viable option, and they allow people to store more than twice as much in their freezers. Standalone freezers are great for people who have a lot of extra space, as they allow people to have a huge reserve of extra space.

There are two types of standalone freezers, chest freezers and stand up freezers. Stand up freezers, also known as upright freezers, are standalone freezers that are taller than they are long or wide. Chest freezers are shorter and open from the top, and which type works best for you will depend on what your specific situation is. Here are some advantages and disadvantages that standalone freezers have compared to chest freezers:

Defrosting: The major advantage of stand up freezers is that they are much easier to defrost. In some cases, especially with newer models, they don’t need to be defrosted at all. This is a huge benefit, as defrosting a freezer is an extremely mundane task for most people. It’s especially convenient when compared chest freezers, which are harder to get into, making a manual defrost even more convenient.

External Space: Stand up freezers take up much less floor space than comparable chest freezers. This allows them to be fit easily into corners, gaps and other free spaces without being too obtrusive. However, this is also a weakness: the top of the freezer can’t be easily used for anything other than storage. Chest freezers can double as a table or counter for a creative furnisher. This is an advantage one way or another than a personal preference.

Price: This is the stand up freezer’s Achilles heel. They are simply more expensive than chest freezers, both in the initial cost an in energy. Chest freezers have better insulation, which means that they keep their temperature better than stand up freezers. This is because the door for a stand up freezer consumers more of its overall area. For this reason, stand up freezers both require more powerful equipment and must be frozen more often, explaining the cost.

Internal Space: In terms of pure volume, this category is a disadvantage for stand up freezers. They offer between 10-15% less space than comparable chest freezers. However, Chest freezers can be very inconvenient for many people. Stand up freezers offer the ability of have all, or at least the most important contents within arm’s reach, not requiring the user to always have to bend over or squat to get to its contents. For people with back or knee problems, this is a huge convenience.

Features: Generally, stand up freezers have more features, such as door shelving, auto defrost, and internal storage bins and shelves. This is because, generally, stand up freezers are bought more often by normal consumers, whereas chest freezers are a more niche market.

For individuals and families, as well as anybody who will be using a freezer fairly often, stand up freezers are an easy and convenient option when a normal half-size freezer isn’t enough. They can be more expensive than a chest freezer, but the additional $100 is generally well worth it to most people. Stand up freezers are great for people who want to keep huge reservoirs of frozen food ready. They generally cost between $200 and $500 for models size for normal houses, although they get more expensive the bigger they get. Defrosting: The major advantage of stand up freezers is that they are much easier to defrost. In some cases, especially with newer models, they don’t need to be defrosted at all. This is a huge benefit, as defrosting a freezer is an extremely mundane task for most people.

This Stand Up Freezer Review is Written/Updated on Aug 7th, 2010 and filed under Kitchen Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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