What Is a Chest Freezer?


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A chest freezer is a freezer with a lid that opens from the top. It is a standalone appliance available in various sizes that offer extra storage space and refrigeration options for foods. A chest freezer has very low temperatures, making it ideal for long-term food storage.

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Chest freezers can be installed in the kitchen along with the main refrigerator or placed in the basement, garage or a utility room, as they are devised to withstand extra damage and harsher conditions. Many models come with various sized compartments enabling easier arrangement of foodstuffs. Other features include temperature control, door locks and secured lid seals.

Chest freezers usually are less expensive than upright freezers (which open from the front like the door to a room) of the same size, and their lack of shelves accommodates large cuts of meat or bulky packages.

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