USA: Chest Freezers: Chest Freezer Manufacturers
ABOUT CHEST FREEZERS
There are two types of freezers: upright freezers and chest freezers. An upright freezer is similar to a refrigerator, with a door at the front. A chest freezer is wider than it is high, and has a hinged lid on the top. The advantages of upright freezers are that the lighted interior and separate shelves make it easier to organize the food, and make it easy to see what you have. The advantages of chest freezers are that they are more energy efficient. Chest freezers are also less expensive, and chest freezers retain cold better than upright freezers during a power cut.
The reason chest type freezers are more energy efficient than upright freezers is that cold air tends to sink, and thus stays in the freezer even when the lid is lifted. By comparison, the cold air in an upright freezer will tend to fall out of the freezer when the door is opened.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs and specifications, and care and maintenance.
Best Buy. Best Buy, founded in 1966, is a specialist electronic and electrical retailer, operating through stores and online. Its website has a section on Chest Type Freezers, offering eight models from Frigidaire and General Electric. These range in capacity from 5 cubic feet to 24.9 cubic feet. There is a system of Customer Rating, with scores up to five stars. The website allows the products to be listed by price, brand, best selling items, and new arrivals. Other home appliances covered in the Best Buy website include: Washers & Dryers, Refrigerators, Microwaves, and Dishwashers. The Best Buy website has a Best Buy Outlet section, offering special deals on limited items. The Best Buy Outlet section is organized into the following sections: New Arrivals, Recently Reduced, To-Rated, and Last Chance. The Top-Rated section features products that have been highly rated by customers, and publishes the customer reviews.
Frigidaire. Frigidaire, a division of the worldwide Electrolux electrical products Group, is a leading manufacturer of home appliances including chest type freezers. Its website gives illustrated information on four large freezers and three small freezers. The large Frigidaire chest type freezers range in capacity from 13 cubic feet to 25 cubic feet, and are available only in white finish. Small Frigidaire chest type freezers range in capacity from 5 cubic feet to 9 cubic feet. One of these models, of 7 cubic feet capacity, is available in black as well as white finish. In addition, Frigidaire produces a wide range of upright freezers; these are available in black and white finishes. Frigidaire also produces a convertible freezer; this can be converted at the flick of a swtich for use as either a refrigerator or a freezer.
Lowe's. Lowe's is a leading retailer of materials and equipment for home improvement. Founded in 1946, it has grown from being a small hardware store in North Carolina to becoming the second largest home improvement retailer worldwide. Its website has a section on Chest Type Freezers, offering eighteen models from the following manufacturers: Frigidaire, Whirlpool, and Holiday. These range in capacity from 5.3 cubic feet to 24.9 cubic feet. These are classified by price, brand, color (black or white) and defrost type (frost-free or manual). Lowe's also offers a wide range of upright freezers including stainless steel freezers, freestanding ice makers, and white freezers and ice makers. On in-stock major appliances, Lowe's offers free next day delivery and haul away, seven days a week. The Lowe's website contains advisory articles on saving energy and water.
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