Comparing Common Freezer Types

If you decide it is time for a new freezer , you may be surprised at how many options are available at your home appliance store. Most people begin freezer shopping because the unit that is attached to their refrigerator is not spacious enough, so size is usually one of the leading factors in making a selection. Here is a closer look at some of the most popular options and how they compare, to help you make the right choice for your home.

Upright Freezers

Upright freezers look similar to refrigerators, in that they are standing units with hinged doors. They come in a variety of sizes, from mini-freezers that are similar to fridges that you may keep in a game room or dorm room to full-size units that are as tall and wide as a standard refrigerator. These freezers are popular because they are easy to store in kitchens, garages, and basements—all they need is an outlet. Their interior shelving also makes them easy to organize and see exactly what you have inside. Most upright freezers are built with auto defrost features so that you don’t have to worry about defrosting them to clean.

Chest Freezers

Chest freezers are short and wide boxes that have hinged lids. They are more affordable than upright freezers and also come in a number of different sizes. Their shape makes them more difficult to store in kitchens, but they are well suited to garages and basements. Chest freezers can be quite deep, but they require food to be stacked, making it difficult to see what is on the bottom. These freezers are good if you buy in bulk, but they can be trickier if you need another freezer just for convenience foods.

Drawer Freezers

Drawer freezers are less common, but they are increasing in popularity. They look like mini-fridges, but instead of a door, they have pullout freezer drawers. If you have a gourmet kitchen, you’ll love the convenience of easily accessing frozen foods, and their flat top provides another work surface.

Let the knowledgeable team at Friedmans Appliance help you select the right freezer for your specific needs. Contact our appliance store in Pleasant Hill at (925) 808-2950 for more information about our selection of freezers and other home appliances .

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