Which Is Best – An Upright Freezer Or A Chest Freezer?

You have an upright freezer that you inherited. It’s very old and you want a more modern freezer, but can’t decide whether an upright or a chest would best fit your needs. Here are some pros and cons about both types of freezers to help answer your questions as you make your decision.

Chest Freezer – Pros

    • You have more storage space because there is no shelving. You can stack many items on top of each other.
    • Chest freezers can be more energy-efficient. Since the lid closes down, it seals firmly. Also, if it has manual defrost, it will use less energy.

Chest Freezer – Cons

    • It takes up more floor space.
    • If you don’t organize the items, the freezer can become very cluttered.
    • If you are short, it may be difficult to reach the items at the bottom of the freezer.
    • Check to see if the appliance you are considering has automatic defrost. If it doesn’t, you will have to empty the freezer occasionally to thaw it out and scrape the frost away.

Upright Freezer – Pros

    • This freezer takes up much less floor space.
    • Because it has shelves and bins, it is very easy to organize.
    • No matter what your height, it’s easy to see what’s in the freezer.

Upright Freezer – Cons

    • It has less storage space due to the shelves and bins.
    • This type of freezer may be less energy-efficient. If it has automatic defrost, it will use more energy than a chest freezer.

No matter which type of freezer you choose, you will need to maintain it. Our technicians at Dave Smith Appliance Services are all Master Certified. Our family owned business has been in operation since 1993, and is a Better Business Bureau accredited member with an A+ rating. If you have any problems with your freezer, or just need a maintenance checkup, please do not hesitate to contact us .