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Old 08-31-2017, 05:31 PM
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Default Fridge and chest freezer advice.

Hi guys and gals.

What's the THT brain trust say on these ?

Looking for about a 10 c.ft NO FROST chest freezer and a fridge / freezer combo with the freezer on the bottom of the unit, preferably in white and with an ice maker that doesn't require specialized (expensive) filters.

Looking forward to hearing what brands and models are good buys.

Cheers !
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a non- frost free chest freezer will keep food fresher longer if it matters.
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Non frost-free
Does that mean it does have frost?
Old 09-01-2017, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Verne View Post
Non frost-free
Does that mean it does have frost?
yes, it will develop frost. frost free use a cycle of letting the interior warm enough to let condensation drain off. it's generally not good for the longevity of frozen food as it starts to mildly thaw and then is frozen again. a traditional chest freezer that does not have this feature will keep frozen food much longer due to it not thawing and freezing again repeatedly.
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Good to know !
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My problem with chest freezers is that over a period of time, stuff gets buried at the bottom and not dug up until it is no longer edible.
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That's operator error.

More interested in recommendations for quality units.
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Doubtful you will find an icemaker in such a small freezer.
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You can pull the filters out of many fridges and they will still pass the water through. As mentioned the standard non defrosting freezers are better for keeping food. Measure whatever freezer you get and buy some plastic bins preferably with open holes in the sides to help you organize inside. Or make a few vertical dividers from plywood.
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So no one with recommendations of quality units then ? Wow.
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Originally Posted by Flying Bajan View Post
So no one with recommendations of quality units then ? Wow.
Sorry you're not getting the responses you'd like, I reread your question and you have a lot of requirements. Maybe that is slowing the feedback down.

I'm actually interested in a chest freezer and will continue to check this thread for any advice that might come. Good luck

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