A new addition to our household and homesteading efforts arrived this weekend after many weeks of waiting.

A 7.5 cubic foot Frigidaire freezer chest!

It’s pretty cold.  The bottom number is from inside the freezer chest, and the top number is the outside air.  We’ve turned it up a bunch of times too!

Our regular refrigerator freezer has been stuffed to the gills with all the produce we’ve been freezing from the garden.  In fact, I’m afraid we might have broken it, as the compressor has been coming on at all hours of the day and night.  Now, we can put everything in the chest freezer and leave the refrigerator freezer for normal stuff.

Lots of room in there!

We would have liked to get an energy star rated freezer, but couldn’t find a non-commercial chest freezer that was energy star. Oh well, we still did our homework and got a good one (Consumer Reports rated) that doesn’t consume that much energy.

We’ve now got gallons of frozen tomatoes, broccoli, tomatillos, green beans, and quarts of strawberries, cherries and blueberries in there.

We’re now ready to bring home 1/2 a cow!


3 Responses

  1. […] up and down when I saw how big this place was…and it’s LOCAL (as in grown on premises)!  Chelle or Julie might want to come on vacation with me next […]

  2. I am so jealous! We need one of these desperately. Our side by side just does not have enough space and things get lost in the back.

    Where did you get it? I love that it’s digital, too!

    • Oh sorry Mandy. It’s not a digital freezer. That’s our thermometer we used to measure the inside temp but isn’t connected at all to the freezer.

      We custom ordered it from Lowe’s, even though we should have gotten it from Marcella’s (a local store here). It probably would have arrived at the same time!

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