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[Home Depot] Midea 5.3 cu.ft. Upright Freezer with Reversible Door - $248

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[Home Depot] Midea 5.3 cu.ft. Upright Freezer with Reversible Door - $248

Midea MU53DSWBR1RCM from Home Depot. This fits easily in a CR-V, RAV4, or similar vehicle negating the need for delivery.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/midea- ... 1001582573

This is a warm deal for a 5.3 cu. ft. upright freezer with manual defrost. Best Buy used to re-badge this as an Insignia NS-UZ53WH9, so you'll find plenty of reviews. They have since replaced it with a 7.0 cu. ft. model, likely still from Midea.

Reviews: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/reviews/in ... te/6112630
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I hope that it will fit in a Nissan Qashquai.
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Chest freezers are much more energy efficient but obviously require a larger footprint.
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fatpandasneezes wrote: What is a "reversible door"?
You can have it open right or open left.
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bluewaker wrote: Chest freezers are much more energy efficient but obviously require a larger footprint.
We have a small chest freezer and been looking for a bigger one but a upright does take less space now not sure if i should get this or keep looking
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Bought this last week. Picked up at store in Brampton and seems to be a nice freezer. Once unboxed there were no visible dents or scratches. Only time will tell how reliable it will be.

Fit in my Honda HRV with the front passenger seat moved all the way up.
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A freezer is one of those appliances you want to buy the right type.
Upright and frost free.
I hate diving to find stuff. Plus, unpacking to defrost ever so often. Spend a few dollars to get upright and frost free
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bluewaker wrote: Chest freezers are much more energy efficient but obviously require a larger footprint.
blazed16 wrote: We have a small chest freezer and been looking for a bigger one but a upright does take less space now not sure if i should get this or keep looking
IslandTourGuide wrote: A freezer is one of those appliances you want to buy the right type.
Upright and frost free.
I hate diving to find stuff. Plus, unpacking to defrost ever so often. Spend a few dollars to get upright and frost free
Chest are more energy efficient but larger footprint yes, most chest freezers dont have a defrost cycle, also the refrigeration coils are in the side walls so no fan needed to move air around meaning less moving parts. Need to reach down yes but will last longer than any upright in the long run. So there are the pros and cons , you decide which works for you.
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IslandTourGuide wrote: Spend a few dollars to get upright and frost free
The problem is that going automatic defrost is more than "a few dollars". This manual defrost freezer is $248. Automatic defrost ones are usually $700+...
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jm1 wrote: The problem is that going automatic defrost is more than "a few dollars". This manual defrost freezer is $248. Automatic defrost ones are usually $700+...
Some things you just have to spend a bit more
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5.3 upright might be a bit small... Have a 5.5 chest freezer and at times I feel like it's too small as well. A 4l bucket of ice cream and a lot of space is used already
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Upright freezers are convenient but make you waste space. Already 5.3 cu ft isn't that big. Auto defrost will spoil (freezer burn) your food a lot sooner than a manual defrost. Best use for this appliance is if you plan on using it like the freezer of your fridge.

If your goal is to keep food for as long as possible get a chest freezer (NO AUTO DEFROST!!!). I have three large chest freezers...

Also, during a blackout a chest freezer will keep the food cold/frozen for much longer than an upright. Always best to keep freezer as full as possible. Mines are 95%+ full. Density of food will also play a role in how long food remains cold /frozen during a blackout.
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TomLafinsky wrote: Upright freezer are convenient but makes you waste space. Already 5.3 cu ft isn't that big. Auto defrost will spoil (freezer burn) your food a lot sooner than a manual defrost. Best use for this appliance is if you plan on using it like the freezer of your fridge.

If your goal is to keep food for as long as possible get a chest freezer (NO AUTO DEFROST!!!). I have three large chest freezers...

Also, during a blackout a chest freezer will keep the food cold for much longer than an upright. Always best to keep freezer as full as possible. Density of food will also play a role in how long food remains cold /frozen during a blackout.
Also, chest freezers are wayyy more efficient. Check this video out.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CGAhWgkKlHI

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