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Sam's Club has Thomson 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer (TFRF710-SM) on sale for $159.99. Select in-store pickup where available, otherwise, shipping is free for Plus Members. Thanks brisar

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This energy-efficient chest freezer will allow you to stock up on the items that won't fit in your refrigerator. This chest freezer's removable basket and inside shelf provide organization for storing precooked meals, frozen treats and more plus features a convenient defrost water drain allows you to defrost the freezer easily. -slickdewmaster
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Sam's Club [samsclub.com] has Thomson 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer for $159.99.

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Lots of bad information on this thread for a high rated chest freezer.
1) Of all the other Costco / Best buy freezers posted here this one is the least expensive.
2) EDIT: It appears this freezer IS (NOT) energystar compliant and costs $30/yr on average. Lowest in this category is $24/year... $0.50/month difference.
3) I'm sure this is the same freezer that gets re-badged under a 100 different brand names.
4) Ya'll waste my time.
5) Downvote away.
Costco has one in store priced similarly.
"Garage rated" is a meaningless marketing term when it comes to chest freezers.

The whole idea with refrigeration having problems in garages is in circumstances in which garages (mostly detached, mostly in the snow belt) approach freezing. The thermostat in combination fridge/freezers is generally located in the fridge (to control the shared refrigeration system at the point *just above* freezing). In normal temperature ranges, the fridge/freezer combo is designed so the bulk of the refrigeration goes to the freezer, ensuring that it stays frozen. But when the ambient temperature is close to the desired just-above-freezing temperature of the fridge... the refrigeration system is never asked to go on, which results in the freezer side to rise above freezing (to the just-above-freezing ambient) and thaw all your stuff.

They make little kits that you can use to modify your fridge/freezer so that this isn't an issue in the snow belt. And some fridge/freezers come with it pre-installed, hence "garage-rated".

But the thermostat in a chest freezer is in the freezer itself, and it is set to a point well below freezing. There is no freeze failure effect regardless of what the ambient temperature is (short of extreme, life-incompatible heat that would be necessary to effect refrigeration failure.)

See:

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/ques...e93874eb67

http://www.blog.applianceoutletse...e.html?m=1

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The item page mentions a defrost water drain that allows you to defrost the freezer easily...but that might be a common thing with chest freezers..not sure


I'm not real familiar with these Stick Out Tongue
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Costco has one in store priced similarly.
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Quote from MBZ321 :
Costco has one in store priced similarly.
Good alternative for the Costco members.. thanks MBZ321 Smilie
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Costco has one in store priced similarly.
I don't see any 7 cu. ft. for the similar price range from Costco?

https://www.costco.com/CatalogSearch?dept=All&keyword=chest+freezer
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Costco has one in store priced similarly.
Do you know what brand the Costco one is? Online it looks like Costco has GE models, so that would be nice. It looks like this "Thomson" one is not energyguide certified. I am in the market for a 7-10cuft chest freezer and was about to pull the trigger on this until I saw some of the reviews about how much energy it uses.

I'd like to get it from either Sams or Costco for returns, but online, the 10cuft GE is oddly way more expensive than the 7 (from Best Buy, don't see a 7 online at Costco), or the 14 or 20ish (from Costco/Best Buy). I'll probably just get the 10 from online, but if they have 7s in store, that is more appropriate for what I need.


EDIT: fwiw, it seems like Best Buy was actually cheaper on the 7cuft GE than others(home depot, or lowes -- not sure where else to look), but I am assuming the costco return policy would pay for itself here.
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Quote from AbusedByTMobile :
Do you know what brand the Costco one is? Online it looks like Costco has GE models, so that would be nice. It looks like this "Thomson" one is not energyguide certified. I am in the market for a 7-10cuft chest freezer and was about to pull the trigger on this until I saw some of the reviews about how much energy it uses.

I'd like to get it from either Sams or Costco for returns, but online, the 10cuft GE is oddly way more expensive than the 7 (from Best Buy, don't see a 7 online at Costco), or the 14 or 20ish (from Costco/Best Buy). I'll probably just get the 10 from online, but if they have 7s in store, that is more appropriate for what I need.


EDIT: fwiw, it seems like Best Buy was actually cheaper on the 7cuft GE than others(home depot, or lowes -- not sure where else to look), but I am assuming the costco return policy would pay for itself here.
This one. https://www.costco.com/midea-7.0-...34902.html (The online price is higher than in store). Note that almost all the negative reviews involve shipping damage, not the item itself.
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Lots of bad information on this thread for a high rated chest freezer.
1) Of all the other Costco / Best buy freezers posted here this one is the least expensive.
2) EDIT: It appears this freezer IS (NOT) energystar compliant and costs $30/yr on average. Lowest in this category is $24/year... $0.50/month difference.
3) I'm sure this is the same freezer that gets re-badged under a 100 different brand names.
4) Ya'll waste my time.
5) Downvote away.
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Quote from AbusedByTMobile :
Do you know what brand the Costco one is? Online it looks like Costco has GE models, so that would be nice. It looks like this "Thomson" one is not energyguide certified. I am in the market for a 7-10cuft chest freezer and was about to pull the trigger on this until I saw some of the reviews about how much energy it uses.

I'd like to get it from either Sams or Costco for returns, but online, the 10cuft GE is oddly way more expensive than the 7 (from Best Buy, don't see a 7 online at Costco), or the 14 or 20ish (from Costco/Best Buy). I'll probably just get the 10 from online, but if they have 7s in store, that is more appropriate for what I need.


EDIT: fwiw, it seems like Best Buy was actually cheaper on the 7cuft GE than others(home depot, or lowes -- not sure where else to look), but I am assuming the costco return policy would pay for itself here.
It should be that r290 or r600 refrigerant freezers should be more efficient. Propane and butane fridges and freezers operate at lower pressures and tax the compressors a lot less.
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Good freezer, I've had mine for a year, works well.
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2' x 2' x 2' is 8 cubic feet to give you a general size of this item.
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Can it fit in the back of an SUV?
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I saw Costco was selling a similar 7 cu ft. freezer last Friday at the same price in warehouse. Today found out all local Costcos are sold out...along with rice, flour, hand sanitizers etc.
Just want to say this post is such a life saver!
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