Saturday, May 15, 2010
For the past few months I have mentioned to the hubbs that I would like a BIG freezer for the garage. In the fall we plan to get a 1/4 or 1/2 a cow and possibly a pig to stock up the freezer. All we have right now is our side-by-side frig/freezer and it's busting at the seams these days. When our local grocer has a sale on ground beef and chicken breasts I stock up! I also buy our frozen veggies at Costco (they are local to us and organic). I also go to the bread outlets once a month and stock up on sandwich bread, rolls, bagels and odd and ends. So this makes for a tight space that is highly unorganized :/
So why am I posting about the intimate details of my freezer? Because I need your help and advice. On our local Craigslist there are basically 2 categories of freezers, old and cheap ($50) OR new and a little more expensive ($150). The newer ones are Energy Star approved and that's what I'm leaning towards. It may cost us a little more cash up front, but it should pay for itself in the long run.
What would you prefer to buy? Do you have a large freezer? What are the pros/cons to owning more freezer space?