Affordable Upright and Chest Freezers from Aaron's
Just about everyone has a small freezer in their fridge, but have you ever wished for a bit more space? If your
answer is yes, then a standalone freezer might be a great choice for your home. These appliances have all sorts
of convenient benefits to make your life easier — and they can save you money. Here are a few things to consider
if you're thinking about buying a freezer.
Make your own freezer meals.
As you know, life can get hectic. Between taking the kids to practice and paying the bills, it can be hard to
make time for cooking. That's why making your own meals ahead of time and storing them in the freezer is so
great! Whether you want to freeze chili, soup, or lasagna, all you have to do is take a package out of the
freezer and heat it up. It's an easy way to have dinner ready in no time.
Buy food in bulk.
If you've ever seen meat, produce, or pre-frozen items on sale — imagine if you could go ahead and
purchase them and have plenty of freezer space to save them for later. Doing this can save you money and
an extra trip to the store. Whether you want to keep chicken, steak, or a few frozen pizzas, having a
large freezer lets you go ahead and buy food in bulk while it's on sale!
Save space in your kitchen.
When the main freezer in your kitchen is crowded, it can be tough to find the food you're looking
for. Plus, if you've ever had frozen food fall on top of you when you open the freezer, you'll
appreciate the extra space. Having a dedicated freezer in your basement or garage lets you use the
kitchen freezer for items you need to keep more readily available.
Do you need an upright or chest freezer?
Deciding between an upright or chest-style freezer really comes down to one thing — space. Will
the freezer go in your basement? Or will it go in the garage next to your bikes and lawnmower?
Take a good look at the space in your home, and be sure to measure where you think the freezer
should go. You should also make sure there's an outlet close by! If you have a narrow space,
upright freezers let you store things easily. If you have a wider space, a chest freezer might
be right for you.
Manual defrost vs. self-defrosting
Another difference between upright and chest freezers is whether you have to defrost them
manually or if they can defrost themselves. Many upright freezers automatically defrost,
while many chest-style freezers require a manual defrost.
Automatic defrost freezers automatically cycle on and off to melt the ice that can build up
inside. This feature can cost a bit more, but keeps you from having to manually defrost your
freezer. Manually defrosting a freezer requires you to take everything out, unplug it, and
let the ice melt — which can be a time consuming process. However, manual-defrost freezers
use less energy and are generally cheaper than upright frost-free freezers.