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|09-19-2012 03:24 PM|
|chillaxtodamax||bout to pick up mine tomorrow...any first impressions from those who have one or just picked up?|
|09-14-2012 11:17 AM|
|09-13-2012 06:39 PM|
|MxChris||Anyone know if the price is the same in the store or is this a web only price? I have a 25% off of Kenmore appliances coupon sitting on my desk but it's an in store only coupon.|
|09-13-2012 06:18 PM|
|zgamer||Not bad if you need a freezer now, still waiting out for a similar sized frigidaire/kenmore elite that is energy star qualified here.|
|09-13-2012 03:34 PM|
|darci663||One bad thing about it...It seems not to have freezing elements in the shelves themselves. Otherwise it would be an ok deal.|
|09-13-2012 03:30 PM|
Come back and let us know if the freezer is loud as the reviewer complain...
|09-13-2012 03:25 PM|
As far as transportation, if you lay it down, don't plug it in for at least 24 hrs otherwise you may burn up the compressor or something like that. This goes for AC's too.
As far as chest freezers compared to upright...We have 2 uprights and it takes only 1-2 minutes max to cool back down. Nothing to worry about.
|09-13-2012 02:17 PM|
|rkent44||I bought it through a Upromise Card link and used my card which should give me 10 percent back. Thanks for posting|
|09-13-2012 02:06 PM|
A lot cheaper to just keep my 25 year old chest model. It uses the older refrigerant that is more energy efficient, but is worse for the environment.
I was thinking of purchasing a new freezer to maybe help save money, but I put a kill a watt meter on my old one and figured I was only using 300ish KWH a year, verses 500KWH for a new one.
|09-13-2012 02:00 PM|
chest freezers are more efficient because of the nature of the cold air. Cold air sinks, think of it as a liquid ... when you open an upright the cold air literally falls/pours out and the air that replaces it is room temperature.
The less often you open the freezer, the less diff it makes (so if it's mostly storage ... as these would be). Also, it's much more effecient to keep a freezer full. If you don't have enough stuff to do so, consider filling it up with jugs of water or whatever. If the jugs are clean, you have an emergency ice supply for coolers, etc. And there's less air to keep cold, and to keep contained inside the freezer.
As for frost free, true that the freezer has a heater element to warm the contents! Talk about a killer to the efficiency of a freezer. The compressor works hard to remove the heat, only to have the heater element put it back in! This is why old food gets that "skin" on it. Think of popsicles ... they are warmed and the liquid also evaporates off (same as any frost that is in the freezer). they aren't warmed all the way thru (or they'd reshape themsleves). Only the outer layer. But that layer becomes more concentrated with juice/popsicle flavor. Same holds with meats and anything else with a higher moisture content. this is where freezer burn comes from.
Consider skipping a frost free if you are storing and rarely opening. The frost comes from the infusion of room temp air (with it's higher moisture content). Also if it's a chest style (again, less moisture laden air enters a chest).
No matter what the decision, decide now to keep the coils clean. We had an icemaker in the lab that stopped working. Repairman suggested to clean those coils as he couldn't come anytime soon. Machine started making ice again, immediately!
Or, go for the convenience of an upright (we are americans, right!) just don't think you can leave food in there a long time (freezer burn) and be prepared for a slightly higher electricity bill.
|09-13-2012 01:26 PM|
|jshriganesh||Good Its frost free|
|09-13-2012 12:32 PM|
|kpdavid||Wow Free store pickup!! lol|
|09-13-2012 12:29 PM|
|Virsago||Man this is a good deal to bad no money for it right now. Just got to hope it goes back on sale at a later date.|
|09-13-2012 12:14 PM|
|chong67||Never heard of frost free before. My fridge is more than 10+ yr old.|
|09-13-2012 12:11 PM|
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