My parents had a BIG chest freezer and over the years accumulated 3 of them and they were all FULL.
So when I struck out on my own, I bought a 12 cu chest. Trouble was, I couldn't reach the bottom to clean it..... So when it died I replaced with an upright.
I am on my second one now, and love love love it. I can see what I have in there and actually REACH it.
I use my freezer extensively. At this time of year I could do with another one so I can store more foods while they are cheep and plentiful. But.... no room, and no money to buy another one of ANY size.
To the lady who said she was going to try making meals and freezing them.... I used to do this when I was still working. I have some MW tv trays and every week I would make up a different meal, one weekend it would be turkey dinners, another roast beef, or maybe some interesting recipes I found. Then each day on my way to work, I would just grab a tray on my way out the door. Usually didn't know what was in it (can't see through tin foil) but sure was nice to have a variety stashed in the freezer to make my mornings easier. I still cook in bulk sometimes, but more because I don't know how to cook for one having spent years cooking for a large family. So handy to be able to freeze all that extra soup, or stew, etc.
I have trouble standing for any length of time, so I never can anymore. I just bring everything home from the grocery store and pack it into the freezer..... What would I do without it? lol
Edited by: LITTLEWIND53 at: 8/8/2012 (22:06)