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Old 07-09-2013, 04:32 PM
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Replaced my chest freezer with a new upright. Got sicking of digging down to get the bait I wanted which was always on the bottom no matter what I needed. What is the appropriate temp for a freezer? Bait and ice only, no edible food. I think the range on this one is 1-6 with 6 being the coldest. I have it on 2 and right now, it is 1.5 degrees F. Seems a bit much. What is normal? No reason to burn electricity I don't need to.
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I think you're supposed to keep a freezer at 0 to -3*F
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10 below. The faster you chill the bait or food the less ice crystals form making the meat mushy. Ice will also last longer as it is frozen harder.

I saw almost no change when I added a large chest freezer. It cannot draw more than a few amps. Using my inverter generator the idle barely increases to run it during an outage.
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0 degrees is what I've always heard for a freezer
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We just got all new kitchen appliances and the fridge/freezer has digital temp readout. It came from the factory set at 37 degrees and 0 degrees.
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Yes 0 to -10 if the ice sticks to your fingers it is cold enough
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Originally Posted by baypro21 View Post
We just got all new kitchen appliances and the fridge/freezer has digital temp readout. It came from the factory set at 37 degrees and 0 degrees.
Ditto. But for deep freeze in the shop I'd get it as cold as I could.
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Thanks. I looked around the net and it seems 0 is fairly standard. I just checked the temp probe again and it is -0.1 degrees. Icy.
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Originally Posted by Double tyme View Post
Ditto. But for deep freeze in the shop I'd get it as cold as I could.
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O* is what the repair man said;?

Run it thru the temperature ranges, I had mine at -15*
it would not change found that the circuit board was bad.

One year and 15 days old, guess who paid the bill

my daughter has the same freezer and hers went at six months.
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It depends on the freezing point of whatever it is you are freezing. As we all know, freshwater freezes at 0, but needs to be in a below 0 environment to get frozen. Squid has ammonia in it and also freezes at a much lower temperature than freshwater. I don't know what temperature that is (probably depends on concentration of ammonia, and that probably varies throughout the squid, so part of the squid could be frozen while part not), but have seen squid go bad when frozen just below zero. I keep my freezer as low as it will go (I believe 20 below), and for kicks bought a logging temp sensor that plugs into my pc and gives me a graph of temp and humidity over something like 71 days.
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Originally Posted by MYTraveler View Post
It depends on the freezing point of whatever it is you are freezing. As we all know, freshwater freezes at 0, but needs to be in a below 0 environment to get frozen. Squid has ammonia in it and also freezes at a much lower temperature than freshwater. I don't know what temperature that is (probably depends on concentration of ammonia, and that probably varies throughout the squid, so part of the squid could be frozen while part not), but have seen squid go bad when frozen just below zero. I keep my freezer as low as it will go (I believe 20 below), and for kicks bought a logging temp sensor that plugs into my pc and gives me a graph of temp and humidity over something like 71 days.
the 0 is in F, not C.... water freezes @ 32.
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Originally Posted by wahoo wacker View Post
the 0 is in F, not C.... water freezes @ 32.
In Europe water freezes at 0... its colder over there.

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