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Magic Chef 5.2 Freezer @HD- $138 (BB has similar one $140)

tangsc 5 66 July 3, 2016 at 02:43 PM in Freezers (5)
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I just picked up the 5.2 cuft Magic Chef chest freezer at HomeDepot.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Magic-.../206174597


Also, BB has a similar one on sale 5.0 cuft at 140 with their inhouse brand. I mention it because it can operate in the garage which is a feature some people are looking for. The Magic Chef @ HD can't do that.


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insig...cat0902001
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I didn't know that there are some you couldn't use in a garage lol. I've used all kinds in a garage but maybe they weren't garage approved.
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What is he talking about? Why can't the Magic Chef be used in the Garage?
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I looked at the reviews for the HD one. Using it in the garage was a top question. OP may be referring to this:

"All refrigerators and freezers are designed to be used at room temperature, when used in a garage were it will get cold like in the winter you are suppose to use a mullion heater to warm the compressor,
most do not have them anymore. It is not that they will not work in a garage it just may not last as long as if you had it in the house were it would be kept at above freezing temperatures. I had an old used freezer that I kept in the garage for over 5 years without any problems."
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What is he talking about? Why can't the Magic Chef be used in the Garage?
Freezer are designed to work in certain ambient temperature range. Your garage can be colder or warmer than the specs of this freezer depending on where you live. If gets warmer than the freezer can handle then it may struggle to keep inside at the correct temperature and your food might go bad earlier than you expect.

This is from the user manual of Magic Chef:
Ambient temperature below 50?F (10?C) or above 85?F (29.4?C) will hinder the
performance of this appliance. This unit is not designed for use in a garage or any other
outside installation.

If you are living North your garage easily gets below 50 in winter. If you are living South, it will easily get above 85. If you live in a mild climate or have heated/cooled garage then no issue. It can work. It is not the garage causing problem. It is the temperature in the garage.
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Quote from hemihemi View Post :
Freezer are designed to work in certain ambient temperature range. Your garage can be colder or warmer than the specs of this freezer depending on where you live. If gets warmer than the freezer can handle then it may struggle to keep inside at the correct temperature and your food might go bad earlier than you expect.

This is from the user manual of Magic Chef:
Ambient temperature below 50?F (10?C) or above 85?F (29.4?C) will hinder the
performance of this appliance. This unit is not designed for use in a garage or any other
outside installation.

If you are living North your garage easily gets below 50 in winter. If you are living South, it will easily get above 85. If you live in a mild climate or have heated/cooled garage then no issue. It can work. It is not the garage causing problem. It is the temperature in the garage.
Hahaha omg I've had a fridge and a freezer in the garage of our houses for 35 years and never had a problem. Anything to make you think you need something "garage approved" lol
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Quote from bobbyrowlett View Post :
What is he talking about? Why can't the Magic Chef be used in the Garage?
Any of them can be used in a garage unless the garage walls are made out of paper.
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Hahaha omg I've had a fridge and a freezer in the garage of our houses for 35 years and never had a problem. Anything to make you think you need something "garage approved" lol
Most freezer and fridges can handle the temperatures in garage but this doesn't mean this Magic Chef will work. They clearly stated the temps and put a warning in the manual.
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it also depends on the design of your garage. in older houses with drive under garages or houses with bonus rooms on top, your garage may well stay in those ranges. but I agree, I've run freezers in garages for years with no problems.

more importantly: are either of these sized for kegerator conversion?
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I just picked up the 5.2 cuft Magic Chef chest freezer at HomeDepot.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Magic-.../206174597


Also, BB has a similar one on sale 5.0 cuft at 140 with their inhouse brand. I mention it because it can operate in the garage which is a feature some people are looking for. The Magic Chef @ HD can't do that.


http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insig...cat0902001
how do you know if it can work in a garage or not?
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Seems not bad.
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Thanks Op, picked one up!
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