Originally Posted by tilly_sue
We have an upright freezer that is probably 5 feet tall. It has been fantastic. Couldn't live without it!
Something we considered when choosing an upright vs. chest --
My mom has always had a chest freezer and it is SO HARD to get to whatever is at the bottom. Even a well organized chest freezer is hard to maneuver. The other issue is a safety concern. I've heard too many horror stories of children getting shut in a freezer and dying. The one we bought has a lock on it. It has a drawer, room in the door, a couple of shelves.... plenty of space. DH and I keep it locked all the time even though an accidental shutting in would be next to impossible with this style.
I hadn't even thought about the safety aspect. Thanks so much!
DF and I are moving into the townhouse in Brooklyn that we bought in January (!) at the beginning of next month. I was just there today and the renovations are mainly all finished, except for the painting/wallpapering and the bookshelves that are being built for my massive collection.
One of the things I'm counting on the move to do is get us into eating at home more. I love to cook, but we both work so much and live apart (even though we've been together most every night since we met, really). I've been planning on getting a freezer so that I could freeze meals for when the baby is born/when we don't feel like cooking.
Really, the ability to have freezer and the backyard (or what passes as a backyard in Brooklyn) are what made me want a house and not an condo or co-op.
I've never really come into contact with stand-alone freezers (growing up we had an extra fridge in the garage) so I didn't even know about it being hard to maneuver around and dig things out of chest freezer.
I think I know what I'm doing this weekend. ("Honey, let's go appliance shopping on Saturday, okay?
") Ah, I love the leverage pregnancy gives me.