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Monday, June 25, 2007

Too dramatic?

I don't think one can ever be too dramatic. But I do have a problem.

We have an apartment sized deep freeze. I love it becuase I can buy more than two loaves of bread at a time, but I hate it becuase I am too short to reach into the bottom of it to get crap out, so, honestly, I know there is tons of shit down there freezer burnt and wasted.

Run on sentence much?

I want to buy an up right deep freezer. I want it more than I want coffee in the morning. I dream of it at night and doodle food placement maps for each shelf while I am on the phone. I've priced them out and caressed them lovingly at stores. It's OK, I've only dry humped one once. It was silver and shiny and taller than me. I got an instant hard on when I saw it.

Come to think about it, the husband hasn't let me go back to that particular store. I wonder why...

The problem is, My husband has started thinking for himself. The Nerve!

He mentioned that I was planning on buying one to some fucktard at work. The same fucktard who welded his wedding ring - You know that thing they are not allowed to wear at work? - yea that, to his finger. Would you trust his opinion on anything?

I didn't think so.

So The fucktard cyborg from work told my husband that upright deep freezers waste way more power than standard chest deep freezes. Apparently a chest deep freezer will work more efficiently when it is full of food, and since you cannot rearrange the shelves in an upright, you cannot fill them as full, it wastes power.

And then. Then the fuckborg told him to imagine opening the freezer on the fridge. Cus the food tends to attack your toes in those. Then multiply the toe attack by how many shelves?

Apparently neither the jerk from work nor my husband have paid any attention to my meticulous shelf planning, have they?


JitteryJoe asked me to put it to you guys.

Do any of you have uprights? Do you like them? Have you seen any problems regarding power and the stack-ability of food? Heard any horror stories from friends and family? Bottom line, I guess, If you had to buy a freezer all over again, would you choose an upright or a chest?

He doesn't want to shell out the money only to discover they are a piece of shit.

I guess that makes sense. I fucking hate it when he gets logical!



Blogger Sheila said...

I know nothing.

At all.

About appliances.

Or anything 'cost effective'.

Or deep freezes.

And, tell JJ to mind his own business when it comes to your kitchen. ;)

12:00 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Sheila Have I mentioned lately how loved you make me feel when you comment on BPR?

As for the kitchen point. Technically, Since the upright would be located int eh garage, it is his domain. However, I could fight that point with the fact that from April thru October the garage belongs to a cornucopia of children's toys...

12:05 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

Why do you feel the need to stock up on food? Are you expecting trouble?

4:33 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Sugar Queens Dream said...

My opinion on this is : I have had both and since I, also am vertically challenged the upright freezer works best for me . A thought on the box freezers is this : how can it be cost effective if there is food in the bottom that you can never see or reach ? the waste of the food alone should cover the cost of what the upright costs ......
And also if it makes you happy then DH should count his lucky stars, because you will be bitching all the time if you don't get your way , OH , Wait a minute , thats me LOL Also tell fuck face to shut up and worry about his own life...... and BTW if he's at work shouldn't he be working on what he gets paid to do , not your freezer???
hugs and my vote is for ~~~the upright ~~~~

4:37 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Twisted Cinderella said...

I have no idea about any of his concerns. As someone who ends up hanging unceremoniously over the side with my butt sticking up in the air and my feet dangling when I try to reach the bottom of mine, I do understand your side of things.

5:37 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Blogarita said...

Everything I've read about freezers says chest types are more efficient. In addition to being able to pack the food in more tightly, the other reason they are more efficient is because cold air sinks (as opposed to hot air rising). When you open the lid on a chest freezer, not as much cold air is lost as when you open an upright freezer.

We have a chest type freezer and probably always will. I use clear plastic boxes (like the Rubbermaid sweater boxes) to put the food in the bottom, and try to keep veggies together, beef together, etc. Makes it a lot easier to get things out.

The only way I'd ever consider having an upright freezer is if it had pull out shelves; it never fails that what I'm looking for will be at the very back.

Honestly, I think any freezer is better than not having one at all.

5:56 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Avitable said...

People still use those chests? What is this, the 19th century?

Join the modern world and get a normal freezer.

6:16 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Shelli said...

We have an upright! I love mine. It is in our garage. I have never had a problem with it. On the other hand, I would not be able to get the stuff out of the bottom of a chest so I would have to climb in and then the top would slam shut and I would be stuck and I would freeze to death. For real...they are very dangerous to have around when you have small children. They are known to climb in there to play hide and seek and they get stuck and freeze to death. I am serious about that. It's true.

7:23 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Tug said...

Shelli beat me to it. How would JJ feel about you falling in & the lid closing & you can't get out?

K has an upright, loves it - MUCH easier to get to stuff & also much easier for kids to use...

8:14 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Finn said...

The only freezer I am familiar with is the one that came with my fridge. And I know you have to keep that one full for it to work efficiently.

So basically, you can tell JJ that I agree wholeheartedly with YOU.

8:15 AM, June 26, 2007  
Anonymous Slick said...

Well, I ain't gonna claim to know anything about freezers but if you're is doing it's job, you may not want my opinion ;)

Course, I'm a man and all...

9:12 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Catch said...

I have the same thing you have....and I havent been to the bottom of it for 2 years! lol. If I ever bought another would be an upright...I dont care of they are cost effective or not. They are much easier to see what you have in the freezer, therefore all the stuff in the bottom doesnt get wasted and freezer burnt like ours does!

9:19 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Webmiztris said...

obviously we don't have a freezer since there's only 2 of us and a regular fridge is plenty enough space for us. but my grandma has one and she loves it!!

9:47 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Lynda said...

My parents use to have the type you are talking about. Now they have the type you want.

The disadvantages far outweighed the advantages. I was totally amazed at how empty their freezer in the kitchen was, because they put everything in the deep freeze.

I have heard that lid type freezer saves energy, but I think that is because the food is all packed together, and it isn't that much. Plus, technology has changed a lot.

Here are the two big major advantages for you that I can think of off the top of my head.

1) You can see everything on the shelves. With the top open kind, all the food gets stacked on each other, so while it may make cooling more efficent, you never know what you have or don't have. "I don't think we have chicken. I shifted all this food around and I can't find it. I could of sworn we had some."
"Ok, I will buy more"
"Oh, honey, while you were at the store, I found chicken!"

Upright - "Here's the chicken!"

2) It is a lot more difficult to have a small child fall into an upright.
"Billy, go get chicken out of the freezer."
"Ok, mommy"
"Damn, the freezer lid shut Billy in the freezer again."

Upright - "Billy, stop climbing the shelves, you stupid kid!"

I vote for upright.

10:08 AM, June 26, 2007  
Anonymous fracas said...

Shelli and sugarqueen made the points I was going to if I wasn't always late for all the good posts.

I hate trying to get stuff out of the bottom of our chest freezer. So ask the hubby to ask the fucktard cyborg how efficient it is to throw out food that never gets used because it was at the bottom of the chest freezer. Yes.. almost everyone has done that. So once you factor in wasted food, NOW which is the better choice?

And then there's the dry-humping factor. Has hubby not considered how the new freezer could save on your entertainment or sex-toy budget? Sheesh. Some men just need everything spelled out for them. ;-)

Seriously. I know others who've bought the uprights because of back trouble and aging bodies and the inconvenience of the bottom of the chest freezer. I think that appliances today are far more energy efficient than those old ones anyway so the whole efficiency argument is bogus. You're probably leaving the chest lid open longer in order to dig things out of the bottom so it ends up evening out even though they're supposedly "more efficient".

10:22 AM, June 26, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a chest freezer that I couldn't live without. Of course, I have 3 6ft+ male-type-peoples in my house to fetch for me so I never have to reach for the bottom.
When the boys move out, I may have to switch to upright.

The convenience of stocking up and making fewer trips to town will outweigh the slight increase in energy use.

With your little guys, I'd go with the convenience of the upright, but sell it to the hubster with the safety factor!

Do your research in Consumer Reports for energy efficiency and customer satisfaction ratings. They've never steered me wrong.

11:18 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger annie said...

I have TWO refrigerators instead. so two small freezers and a whole fridge dedicated for drinks and soda and leftovers.
But those chest freezers are a pain in the ass because all the stuff at the bottom you have to try to DIG OUT to SEE it.
I would also think a NEW appliance is more energy efficient, they make them more and more efficient every year. Also the upright would take up less actual floor space.

Also, I would not listen to some other idiot man I don't know and who doesn't live in my house.

11:39 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Monkee said...

It's Monkee to the rescue!!! I have a subscription to Consumer Reports which says:

Annual Energy Cost of Manual Defrost Chest Freezers is between 30-57 US dollars, Manual Defrost Upright Freezers is between 40-50 US dollars, and Self Defrost Upright Freezers is between 66-81 US dollars. All tested models were equally good at keeping the food frozen, but uprights will start to defrost faster than chests in the event of a nine hour or longer power outtage.

I say, if you're willing to spend about ten dollars more over the course of a year for the convenience of an upright, go for it.

11:58 AM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Kentucky Girl said...

Oh for pity's sake. The price difference isn't that much to run per year. Surely you can afford to add in an extra few dollars a month to your budget to get an upright that is infinitely more user-friendly. We have one. Tell JitteryJoe to piss off and go buy yourself one. :D

12:15 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Sheila said...

I'm reading your comment to me, and am wondering if I'm supposed be putting a sarcastic tone on it, or if you're serious... cuz, I just need to know stuff like that. I'm all sensitive and stuff. Don't crush me.

12:16 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger onetallmomma said...

Coming late to the party but I had to put my two cents in.

Tell your hubby that if you happened, just happened, to lean into the chest freezer as you were attempting to wrangle some deeply buried piece of meat from its chilly depths and then fell into the freezer when you lost your balance by accident and your heel knocked the lid and it closed and you FROZE TO FUCKING DEATH, that your children would be motherless and he would morn for you for the rest of his pitiful days on this earth.

Tell him that. And tell him I said it.

3:43 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

Mr.Fab I have three boys and a husband who eat more than a sumo wrestler trying to gain weight.

Sugar Queen *claps* Well said!

Twisted Cinderella Score one for BPR!

Blogarita Crap. I think you are on the husbands side, but we can just toss this ballet. he will never know!

Avitable HA! we agree on something. thats funny!

Shelli I don't even try to get things out of the bottom, i simply cannot reach!

Tug He would feel bad unless I became a frozen treat that tasted of coffee and chocolate, then he would eat me.

Finn Good plan!

Slick Pfft. men...

Catch Exactly!

WebMiz Heh. but if you had a deep freezer you could buy costco muffins and sixteen loves of bread and shoot a deer and store that in it!

Lynda right on! us girls got to stick together!

Fracas just set your alarm for eleven at night and keep hitting refresh, if you try hard enough you can be first!

Peggy consumer reposts research? Sounds too much like work!

Annie Almost all new appliances are energy efficient. Our old deepfreeze is only five years old, so it might be EE too, but who knows...

Monkee WOOT! My hero!

Kentucky Girl heh. Its not the cost of it, i think he was just trying to tick me off. At least I hope so...

Sheila NOpe. no joke, I love it when you comment right after I post. I worry when i have to go to bed and there is no comment. Not that i check my email six million times before bed, just in case it comes in....

3:51 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Bluepaintred said...

OTM best written argument so far! *High Five*

3:52 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger onetallmomma said...

High Five back to you, girlfriend,

4:09 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger I Believe said...

Get the damn upright-unless he's home 24-7 to help u get out the food-it should be your decision.
Did that sound mother-in-lawish enuff??

7:26 PM, June 26, 2007  
Anonymous Jen / domestika said...

I have a chest freezer. There are things in the bottom-back of it that I know for a fact have been freezer-burning away for five years. The very idea of trying to defrost this monster (and it's supposed to be frost-free, but after 5 years of never being empty... well... so much for that!) - the very thought of the defrosting job makes me need to lie down with an icy gin-and-T.

My next freezer will be an upright. And any extra power usage - if there is extra - wil be compensated for by my stunning efficiency in use, not to mention less waste due to losing food for 5 years.

Get an upright, I say - and pacify the Men Who Don't Have To Deal With Freezers by picking out the spankingest green-designed energy-efficient model that your credit card can handle.

You know, since you asked...

7:37 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Todd said...

I have a freezer-sized apartment.

7:39 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Fantastagirl said...

I have a chest freezer, and if I had the space, I would have an upright. I'm too short to reach the bottom of the chest freezer, Mr. Incredible makes fun of me, but seriously if I fell in, I'd be a goner!

So I'd tell your DH - that it would be for your safety you need the upright...I'm not sure which one is more cost effective, but I'm with the line of thought that if you end up wasting food, you are wasting money.

And Mr. Fab - for those of us who don't have 24 hour grocery stores, you have to stock never know when the power will go out for DAYS, or when you will be snowed in for days...

8:58 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Blogarita said...

Sounds like no one agrees with me on the chest freezer, but I'm sticking to my guns. ;)

But I do want to add that on the newer ones, the lid (the whole thing for that matter) is very light weight, so you don't have to worry about you or your kids getting trapped inside.

Besides, the top of the freezer makes a great place to fold laundry.

9:50 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Marilyn said...

Okay... here's another reason for the upright. You have that whole nipple disability thing. It's unfair that you should have to lean way into the freezer to try and find things when you could accidentally brush a nipple up against a frozen pot roast and require hospitalization.

In fact... shouldn't the government buy you an upright?

10:46 PM, June 26, 2007  
Blogger Pand0ra Wilde said...

If you want to demonstrate to your hubby how much fun his energy efficient chest freezer is, make HIM go freezer diving EVERY day.

Seriously--say, "Gee, I don't know what to make for breakfast/lunch/dinner/that thing we're going to/your mother/whatever. Go see what's in the bottom of the freezer for me, would ya?"

I think he'll get the point that his dumb buddy who welded his wedding ring to his own finger needs to shut the hell up.

11:09 AM, June 28, 2007  

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