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    5 cu ft chest freezer $170 at Walmart

    I am so tempted. I keep running out of freezer space in my side-by-side refrigerator, so I've missed some pork butts on sale.

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Arctic-Ki...8?athbdg=L1600

    Appears to be a Black Friday deal. (And coincidentally, available in black only.)

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    #2
    Tempted - but I'm gonna hold out for an upright.

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    • Andrrr
      Andrrr commented
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      It stinks that they're so much more expensive but they are exponentially more convenient. I find that Best Buy's financing deals are the way to go for these purchases. Up to 24 months at times

    #3
    Thanks. Got one coming for the ranch.

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      #4
      If I only had a side-by-side freezer like you do, Michael_in_TX , I'd snap that freezer up and use it only for meat. Plus I'd watch the Thermoworks sale and get a freezer thermometer with alarm for it. Sound like a plan?

      Either way, let us know what you decide. I live vicariously through the MCS purchases on this site.

      Kathryn

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        #5
        I see "easy-access defrost drain" this means you have to defrost it. Not self self defrosting.

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          #6
          My hesitation is that, of course, this is an inexpensive freezer. Will it stand up to the harsh conditions in a south Texas garage? If a freezer fails, I stand to loose $200 in meat. (Although, a freezer alarm with internet connectivity would mitigate that.)

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          • smokin fool
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            This would be my concern, would it stand up to life in a basement never mind garage.
            In somethings you get what you pay for.
            I use the buck a day ratio, at 170 your even, and 340 you've doubled your money at 510 tripled etc, and who know it could last thru 20 years of trouble free use.

          • rickgregory
            rickgregory commented
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            Reading reviews for similar, most of these will do fine in regular conditions. Most 5cf freezers are around $200 and they're all made by a few companies. The $400 ones are, bluntly, a ripoff.

            On garages etc - some claim they will. https://www.midea.com/us/Refrigerators/Chest-Freezers Whether they really will is always going to be a risk. I'd rather pay another $50 and get one that's rated to be garage ready if faced with that.
            Last edited by rickgregory; November 23, 2021, 12:28 PM.

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