Tips for when Buying a Freezer
If you’re looking for a new freezer, it can be difficult to make a good decision as there are so many different options out there and as they are quite pricey, it’s really important to make the right one.
With a little know how and some tricks up your sleeve, it can be a lot easier than you think. We’ve put together some tips for when buying a new freezer to hopefully help you on your way!
Storage capacity considerations
Determining what capacity to go for is probably the most crucial decision so that you don’t end up with a freezer than is far too big (or far too small) for your needs. If it’s too big it’ll take up unnecessary space, and if it’s too small, it won’t fit your food in! Think about how many you buy for, whether you buy food in bulk and if this will be your only freezer space to help you work out how big it will need to be.
Where you are storing your new freezer
Where your new freezer will go is obviously another big consideration to think about when choosing it. When you’ve decided where it’s going to go, be sure to take your measurements with you when going to buy one, or when shopping online so that you will know 100% that it will fit with enough space in your designated area.
Which option would best suit your needs?
Chest freezers: are usually installed in a garage or utility room because of their size and their top opening lids. They work best for large households wanting to freeze food in bulk.
Upright freestanding freezers: they are much narrower than chest freezers and can normally live with the rest of your kitchen appliances. Freestanding fridges are possibly the most common option and you can get deals on them at sites like Electric Shop, too.
An integrated freezer: has a front panel that matches the rest of your kitchen units, so when the door is closed, the freezer will be completely hidden from view which is good if your kitchen has a strict style.
The style and look of your freezer
When designing your kitchen, you’ll no doubt want to take the look your appliances will have into consideration to ensure that it all works together to look great. With a little research, you’ll soon see that you can find great options for your freezer in terms of style; from modern and edgy ones to vintage and retro styled ones.
Looking into special features and other add-ons available
Think about other features that are available from some superior freezer options, from simple things like ice dispensers to more complex and luxurious features such as fast freezing options and energy star ratings. Think about practical elements when choosing your new freezer too, such as how easy it will be to maintain and clean, as this will be really important when it comes to the big spring clean!