Does anyone have recommendations or brands to avoid, and also what's the impact on my electric bill? I usually pay about $30-40/month on electricity.
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What is wrong with Danby? I bought a Danby chest freezer from over Walmart 12 years ago. Recently, the temperature controller failed. I was able to get an oem replacement unit from AMRE for $40. I should be good for another 12 years.TomLafinsky wrote: ↑Feb 11th, 2019 3:58 pmYou didn't say where the freezer will be kept and it makes a big difference in what can be recommended. Electricity cost will be about one dollar per week. Don't buy anything with the words Danby or Samsung on it. Please provide more info.
Nevertheless you can start your learning here.
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Manual defrost is actually the best thing as there is no freeze thawing of the freezer which destroys your frozen food. It's the reason a lot of people have the old school chest freezers from way back and they continue to use them. The "bad" is you have to periodically defrost it more often (note....you still have to do the defrost thing with the newer frost free units) to get rid of the ice bergs growing in your freezer.bubuski wrote: ↑Feb 11th, 2019 4:29 pmFrigidaire make good freezers. Frigidaire FFFC05M2UW is their 5 cu ft model with a manual defrost. Reviews are relatively good.
I've had a Kelvinator (Frigidaire rebrand) 13 cu ft upright manual defrost for about 7 years. Been problem free which is great in this modern age of disposable appliances. Cost me about $3-4 (~22kWh) a month in electricity.
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Totally agree that they don't make them like the way they used to. My parents have a chest freezer that is over 40 years old. It just works and works.TomLafinsky wrote: ↑Feb 13th, 2019 10:48 amI have a Danby freezer that is close to 20 years old and still going strong and not a single problem with it. It was manufactured in Ontario. Need I say more?
At one time there were plenty of negative reviews about Danby freezers at Costco.com (or Costco.ca?). But some time ago they all disappeared. I wonder why...
I have a few dead Danby appliances in my basement. Those were purchased in the last 5-8 years.
They don't make things like they used to.
Even worse, companies are 'renting' their names. To give you a single example. Dewalt is a 'big' name. Yet you could spend $1,000+ on a Dewalt gas pressure washer and it will have been made by a company called the FAA Group and the pump by Simpson. Now Simpson pumps are not necessarily the best in the world. Do your research. So much for buying a Dewalt PW, eh?
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Really? My parents had an old manual defrost freezer, which was always a pain to defrost, and rather messy. So now that we're planning to get a freezer for us, I want an automatic one, or a frost free one (is there a difference?).gr8dlr wrote: ↑Feb 13th, 2019 10:40 amManual defrost is actually the best thing as there is no freeze thawing of the freezer which destroys your frozen food. It's the reason a lot of people have the old school chest freezers from way back and they continue to use them. The "bad" is you have to periodically defrost it more often (note....you still have to do the defrost thing with the newer frost free units) to get rid of the ice bergs growing in your freezer.