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HOW TO FIND THE BEST FREEZER FOR YOUR HOME

Shopping for the best freezer for your needs can be difficult sometimes when you shop online or instore high street in towns and cities such as Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Ashaiman, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Sunyani, Tamale, Ho, and many more regions in Ghana. This guide will help you find the best freezer buys by considering functionality, features, storage capacity, energy savings on the different types of freezers for you.

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How to Choose the Best Freezer

There are many factors to consider when buying a freezer that works best for you. Below you will find some of the most important points to assist in the decision-making process.

Freezer Type

Choosing the best freezer type is important by first considering it use and of course if it is for a family, the size of the family or household, then also think about what type of food you typically will store in your freezer and on average how many times per week you need to access it.  Also you might check on some freezers with shelving or with storage compartments for different food types.

Freezer Size

Considering how much food you need to store becomes important here depending on your shopping experience and schedule. If you are the busy person and do shopping once in a month or have a large family, then a reasonably big size freezer will be ideal for your home. Some of the freezers come with different sizes to suit your storage capacity needs. Please consider freezer capacity below for more details.

Location

To determine if a particular freezer model or size you are considering to buy will fit in a space in your garage, kitchen or under counter space, simply measure the length, width and height of the area. Leave extra space in the back to plug the freezer in and a bit of space on each side so you can pull it out to clean behind it or service it when needed. The extra space is also good for cooling and air-circulating around the freezer for optimal operation of the appliance.

Additional Features

The functionality and practicality of the freezer you are looking for is important here, freezers come with a whole range of additional features, such as interior lighting, an ice maker, adjustable shelving, defrost and different compartment for storing different food types. Some freezers have sliding shelving on top as additional features. Read through the features of the individual freezers before making a purchase.

Upright freezer vs Chest Freezer

Following the discussion above on the type of freezer to select depending on the space to fit the freezer, this will aid in deciding whether an upright freezer or a chest freezer also known as deep freezer is right for you. The most pertinent point to consider is the food access, while chest freezers will hold more food, their design makes it a bit more difficult to find food when compared to with an upright freezer.

Upright Freezer vs. Chest Freezer

When trying to decide between an upright freezer and a chest freezer (also known as a deep freezer), it helps to know a little bit about each. One of the most important points to think about is food access. While chest freezers will hold more food, their design makes it a bit more difficult to find food when compared with an upright freezer. Below are some additional points to consider for each type.

Deep Freezers

 

Deep Freezers hold the most food per square foot. The most important feature of deep freezers is that cold air stays low inside a chest freezer when the door is open from above and does not escape as quickly as it does from the upright freezers and are less likely to cause freezer burn.

Other Features

  • One beneficial feature of chest freezers is the manual defrost drain. It’s typically found on the front for easy access and helps you defrost the freezer quickly and effortlessly.
  • If you have a small household or don’t freeze much food, consider a small chest freezer or mini freezer. They’re useful if you find your refrigerator’s freezer won’t hold all your frozen groceries for the week or if you want to preserve seasonal produce to enjoy during the next season or year long.
  • If energy efficiency is a priority, look for a model that’s ENERGY STAR® certified.

Upright Freezers

You’ll have easy access to your food with an upright freezer. The door on an upright freezer opens horizontally, like a refrigerator door. These freezers have in-the-door storage and adjustable shelving, which creates more space for your food. Upright freezers have a much smaller footprint than chest freezers, making them perfect for a garage or small basement.

Other Features

  • Consider an upright freezer that has a freezer lock to keep food secure and prevent children from opening it.
  • If you want an upright freezer that’s energy efficient, look for models that are ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • Concerned about power outages? Some freezers have an extra-tight seal that can keep food cold for up to two days after the electricity has gone out.

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