A Few Downsides to Chest Freezers
Of course, home chest freezer are not right for everyone, or for every purpose. In this section, we've listed a few of the downsides associated with this type of freezer, to help you get a better picture of how this kind of freezer will fit into your space and into your plans.
Chest freezers are not so economical on space - While some freezers stand upright and take up only a small amount of floor space, even leaving some room on the top for additional storage if required - this is not the case with a chest freezer. Instead, a chest freezer will take up much of your precious floor space, something which can be problematic if your home is small. You also will not be able to put anything on top of the freezer as storage, because this is where your access hatch will be.
Chest freezers are difficult to organize - A chest freezer is, generally speaking, simply a large box in which cold air is circulated. Anything you want to keep frozen is then placed in the box. This means that it can sometimes be difficult to organize the items you are freezing. While other types of freezer come complete with shelves, drawers, storage areas, and other handy organizational features, chest freezers do not. This means you will sometimes be required to search through piles of frozen produce as you hunt for what you need.
Chest freezers are not as good looking as other types - Modern upright freezers and other freezer types are sleek, attractive units which look great in your kitchen or in your utility area. A chest freezer is not going to be so attractive. As a result, chest freezers are often hidden away in garages or in storage areas, which is fine if you have the space to accommodate this, but less ideal if storage room is at a premium. This means getting something out of the DC chest freezer may mean a trip to the back room, rather than simply reaching into a cabinet in your kitchen.