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Old 08-06-10, 04:55 PM
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Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

so... <-- there, started it with a so

corrie wants a freezer for the garage to handle overflow and such.. and I also think a bit of extra fridge space would be great for storing some sodas and beer...

ideally, eventually we will replace the fringe in the house with a much nicer one (corrie likes one at sears that has a shaved ice setting on the dispenser).. but i dont see that coming right now.. and that wouldnt really solve the freezer issue, just the fridge park..

so really, what Im looking for is a unit thats mostly freezer, but has some fridge space for some sodas and beer.. Ive looked around a little, but not much luck so far.. anyone here with any experience?

i was thinking i could just go with 2 seperate units.. a freezer (either chest or upright) and a small fridge to go on top or next to it... but that doesnt seem like the best way to go, both from a space and power consumption standpoint... If i went this way, then i would also have to decide on chest or upright.. Ive heard of people that love their chest freezer.. I just dont understand the functionality of them, when an upright seems more convenient... i figure self defrosting is a must.

i could bite the bullet and get the big new fridge.. move our old one to the garage.. and hope the little freezer space (side door fridge/freezer) is enough for the overflow she is talking about...

or if someone could point me to models kindof like what i described above.. that may be even better.

recommendations?
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

oh yea.. corrie is supposed to stay out of this thread for a couple reasons..

1. whichever way i go, may end up being a gift
2. i dont want to start down this road and then upset her if i change my mind and scrap the idea completely.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

I would suggest just buying a used fridge off of craigslist and stick it in your garage/basement. You can decide on what kind of style easily because of the options.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

but if i get it off craiglist, what are the odds there will be a dismembered body already in the freezer portion?
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

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but if i get it off craiglist, what are the odds there will be a dismembered body already in the freezer portion?
Pretty good I'd say.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

We have a chest freezer. Got it for like $180 bucks at Home Depot. We have a quarter cow in there, along with a lot of other stuff. Works just fine, and doesn't really seem to need a lot of defrosting. It doesn't build up ice around the sides at all really. Just stays very cold.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

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but if i get it off craiglist, what are the odds there will be a dismembered body already in the freezer portion?
at least you won't go hungry....
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

good point.. but my other issue with buying it from craigslist, is that I would like to see pictures of the seller first.. so Ill be able to pick my raper in advance
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

sorry, but you think that is going to stop her from clicking on the link
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sorry, but you think that is going to stop her from clicking on the link
well.. it helps that she is out shopping right now
and if i got some good suggestions before she returns.. i could just delete the thread
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

Our solution was to put off replacing the fridge in the kitchen until we remodel, purchase a chest freezer to put in the garage, and a half-fridge to put in my mancave to store the beer.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

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Our solution was to put off replacing the fridge in the kitchen until we remodel, purchase a chest freezer to put in the garage, and a half-fridge to put in my mancave to store the beer.
*Real* mancaves have kegerators.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

how long is a keg in a kegerator good for?
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

If you didn't want her to see it you should have posted it in Book Talk. Of course, then nobody else would see it either.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

hmmm
good point
actually, it would have been pretty well hidden in tech talk as well
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

i see plenty of units with freezers on the bottom

but yet to find any that are like 80% bottom freezer and 20% top fridge.. seems a simple design, and i gotta imagine there is a market for it.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

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We have a chest freezer. Got it for like $180 bucks at Home Depot. We have a quarter cow in there, along with a lot of other stuff. Works just fine, and doesn't really seem to need a lot of defrosting. It doesn't build up ice around the sides at all really. Just stays very cold.
yea. a chest seems like a good idea for a quarter cow.. alot of venison.. etc..
but for just overflow.. lots of small items.. i have a hard time imaging the functionality.. seems like i would spend alot of time digging/shuffling through it
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

What woman wouldn't want to receive an appliance as a gift?
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

well, she did mention wanting more ice.. i assume this is what she meant
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

icing mmmmm
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

Originally Posted by twikoff View Post
how long is a keg in a kegerator good for?
i've had one last for 2 months, but they say 45 days is really about how long you want to keep one for. during football season, i can go through 1 full keg a month.
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so... <-- there, started it with a so

corrie wants a freezer for the garage to handle overflow and such..
Be safe twiky, get one that is too small to fit you inside
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

We have a small 7 cu. ft. chest freezer, and we love it. Suddenly, Costco made sense. Chest freezers have baskets that hang from the top, so you don't have to dig through them to get the high-turnover foods. Ours took either two or three years before we had to defrost it. The chest configuration with no defrost it such an efficient use of energy . . . I love it.

I would never put it in our garage, though. It's like 120 in there.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

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I would never put it in our garage, though. It's like 120 in there.
Yep. Freezer would be last thing I'd want in the garage.


Don't you have a two-story house? How about getting a small fridge for upstairs? Many of the dorm fridges I've used have a setting knob so I could turn it at the coldest temp and that'd freeze everything.
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Re: Looking for suggestions.. (Corrie, stay out of this thread)

The freezerator by whirlpool fits your requirements. Its a bit on the spendy side but has a big freezer 15 cu ft on bottom and a 6 cu ft compartment that can be fridge or freezer. Its designed to be put in a garage and can even be left out in sub zero temps.

http://www.gladiatorgarageworks.com/...eSubCategory=5

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