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GE FCM5SUWW 5.0 cu. Ft. Chest Freezer � White Reviews

October 17, 2011

GE FCM5SUWW 5.0 cu. Ft. Chest Freezer – White

  • 5.0 cu. ft. Capacity
  • Adjustable Temperature Control
  • 1 lift-out and sliding bulk storage basket
  • Power “On” Light
  • Recessed Door Handle

With this Manual Defrost Chest Freezer, you will never have to worry if you have enough room to store frozen food. This reliable Defrost Chest Freezer features an adjustable temperature control, 1 lift-out and sliding bulk storage basket, and a defrost water drain. With the useful power “On” light, this is the perfect defroster for any household.

Price: $ 152.99

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Upright Freezers vs. Chest Freezers

When it comes to purchasing a freezer there is a lot to consider. Freezers have not undergone as much change over the past few decades as many other large kitchen appliances have. However, there have been some enhancements in storage convenience and energy efficiency.

Most homes have a refrigerator with a freezer compartment that are convenient in the kitchen but can be insufficient for the quantity of frozen foods a family needs on hand.� The savings associated with buying food in bulk can be substantial, but excess fresh food should be stored appropriately and properly in a freezer for long term storage.

There are basically two models of freezers, chest and upright models and each has its own pros and cons.� Many consumers will choose a freezer model based on its convenience in addition to capacity and how often they retrieve foods from it.� The standard refrigerator freezer capacity also influences the model of freezer a household desires. Households with large families often have one of each model of freezers in addition to their standard refrigerator freezer.


Freezers are available in a variety of capacities from a 5 cu. ft. apartment size to ��large family sizes up to 20 cu. ft.� The size depends on what is required when it comes to storing frozen foods. The size of a household often influences on how large a freezer is needed and other things such as lifestyles; hunting, fishing, and entertaining.

Where you live in relationship to the availability of food markets also influences what size freezer is required. If you live in a remote area and need to stock up in between shopping trips the freezer capacity is a serious consideration.

Upright freezers vs. chest freezers:

If you can afford the extra cost and you love to keep everything organized in its place, an upright may be best for you. The drawback of an upright freezer is that they cost more to buy and operate.

If you’re looking for economical frozen food storage a chest is less expensive to buy and operate. The model freezer that best suits you depends on your lifestyle and needs. Some people prefer to have an upright for everyday frozen foods while they store seasonal game meat or garden produce in a chest freezer.

I prefer the chest freezer because they are the most economical to buy and operate. In addition, they have more storage space for bulky items even though they are somewhat inconvenient when it comes to cleaning and retrieving foods.

During power outages the chest freezer fairs better than the upright freezer because the cold air doesn’t dump out onto the floor when you open the lid as it does in an upright freezer. Chest freezers do require more space and they need head room to open the lid. Chest freezers are usually located in the kitchen. They are located in a storage room, garage or basement. When it comes to performance and maintainability the chest freezer is superior and maintains a fairly constant temperature.

Before purchasing a freezer, analyze your family needs in terms of the size and model. For overall cost and efficiency of operation the chest freezer is better than the upright model.

Freezer full of meat

Image by Jay Tamboli
We have a lot of meat in the freezer. Mostly duck.

Question by live_love_and be loved ':)' : why are horizontal freezers more efficient than standing up freezers at the store?
so for science we have to know why the horizontal waist-high freezers that have sliding doors are more efficient than the upright freezers that have doors you open. please explain in detail in terms of matter and density which is better for keeping cold air.

Best answer:

Answer by Daniel S
Hot air rises and cold air falls because cold air is more dense than hot air. There are more molecules in the same volume of cold air than in the same volume of hot air.

When you open a upright freezer cold air literally falls out of the freezer. If you are wearing shorts you can feel the cold air surround your legs. Warm air from outside of the freezer takes the place of the colder air. When you shut the door the freezer needs to cool the warmer air.

With a waist high freezer the cold air is stays in the freezer when you slide open the door because colder air is denser than the warmer air outside of the freezer. Since no warm air has displaced the cold air the freezer does not need to turn on.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Open Source Temperature Controller for modifying chest freezers to run as refrigerators. Wendy of Holy Scrap explains how she switched from a 2000 watt per day upright fridge watt per day chest freezer running at fridge temps. The controller she shows can be purchased for to in different forms from kit to custom enclosure:
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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