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Old 09-12-2019, 06:23 AM   #1
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Going to buy a new upright freezer for the garage and wanted to know if any brands are better than others. Also, is there any brands to stay away from?. Had a full freezer go out last week and want to avoid that happening again at all cost if possible. Thanks for the input.
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Old 09-12-2019, 07:32 AM   #2
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If it’s for a garage go to Lowe’s and Home Depot and look for their scratch and dent sale. I have a GE I bought 15 years ago and still running strong.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:30 AM   #3
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I 2nd GE Brand

DONT BUY ANYTHING SAMSUNG


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Old 09-12-2019, 08:34 AM   #4
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I bought one from Lowe’s last week and really like the size. It is not as thick but just as efficient as the one next to it. Home Depot didn’t have any thing to compare to it
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:39 AM   #5
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I bought a GE from Lowes last year and I'm happy with it. The main thing is to make sure it is on it's own circuit and not just plugged into a normal wall outlet in the Garage.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:23 AM   #6
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Anything that isn't Frigidaire.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:45 AM   #7
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I got tired of the box store ones going out (lost 2 in 4 years) so I bought a Hoshizaki commercial style upright freezer. It’s been awesome. Really thinking about going to a chest freezer though. Seems like a more useable space.
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:30 AM   #8
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Thanks for the input. I’ll go see what Lowes has to offer
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:46 AM   #9
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Chest freezers are ok until you need something in the bottom. I am trying to go the other route and get rid of the chests for up rights.
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:34 PM   #10
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don't buy anything samsung
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Old 09-12-2019, 03:53 PM   #11
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I bought one from Loweís last week and really like the size. It is not as thick but just as efficient as the one next to it. Home Depot didnít have any thing to compare to it
This is what we just did, was delivered Tuesday. Ended up with the whirlpool, looked so much smaller than the one next to it that was another brand but had same amount of storage cu ft.

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Anything that isn't Frigidaire.
This, had a frigidaire lasted 5 years or so
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:00 PM   #12
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I have a Kenmore 20 cu-ft upright freezer with the Mossy Oak camo door. No issues in the 5 years I've had it. Have a cousin that bought 2 of the same ones about the same time. No issues for him either.

These are frost free.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:04 PM   #13
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All new Fridges and Freezers have a mgf life expectancy of 5 years. If you get more you are great.
Buy the largest Upright freezer you can find.
Scratch and dent.
Also look for an appliance wholesaler.
new home builders buy in from these wholesalers. They normally have tons of freezers that are cheap.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:15 PM   #14
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Upright Frigidaire is the only appliance that survived the hurricane and flood at my last residence. Water was up 2’ on the door and it still works.
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:31 PM   #15
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Make shur you get one that wonít quit if the temperature drops below freezing. I lost some frozen shad bait in a refrigerator freezer one year. At least all the slime refroze when it started back up


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Old 09-12-2019, 04:51 PM   #16
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Anything that isn't Frigidaire.
Iíd rather use an old igloo cooler with broke hinges than own anything made by them ever again
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:05 PM   #17
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I got tired of the box store ones going out (lost 2 in 4 years) so I bought a Hoshizaki commercial style upright freezer. Itís been awesome. Really thinking about going to a chest freezer though. Seems like a more useable space.


Only problem with a chest freezer is whatever you are looking for, it will be in the bottom.


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Old 09-12-2019, 09:10 PM   #18
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Not a Samsung!!!!
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:30 PM   #19
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GE was the best rated when I bought the first of this year. Home Depot had the best price. Mine is big, over 22 sq ft of space.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:31 PM   #20
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Definitely nothing Frigidaire. We have an upright that went out on us and wasnít even 1 year old yet. I wasnít home when the warranty repair tech fixed it so not sure what went out. We lost almost 2 full processed deer and about 2 bags of frozen breast milk.

Contrary to the other Samsung reviews we have a samsung fridge that is going on 5 years, 3 different house moves, and still going strong with zero problems. Maybe we just got lucky?

Iím considering getting a temp alarm for our freezers to alert me if temp starts rising.


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Old 09-12-2019, 09:50 PM   #21
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I will give another piece of advice. So we have a house and a shop. Both on two separate meters. Long story short the only thing that runs in the shop is the fridge. We got a new fridge. It paid for itself in about 6 months or less because we went with a new one which is going to be more efficient
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