Buying a Freezer

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6 years 4 months ago #518606 by RichardW
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Our old freezer is 20 years old and stuffed so a new chest freezer is on the shopping list very soon, but which brand today would be the best buying, any ideas.

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6 years 4 months ago #518607 by Hawkspur
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Have a good look at power consumption and energy ratings for different models here: the difference in power used over the life of a freezer can be significant.

www.energywise.govt.nz/tools/energy-star/#/fridgefreezer

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6 years 4 months ago #518614 by RichardW
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Yes ive noticed quite a difference between models, this will be one of the most important considerations

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6 years 4 months ago #518618 by muri
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Having bought a new freezer in the last year, I would say buy a recommended brand and not a cheap chinese import. The seals on these cant be repaired or replaced so there is built in obsolescence there.
Also check out what Consumer has to say on deep freezes

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6 years 4 months ago #518635 by RichardW
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muri wrote: Having bought a new freezer in the last year, I would say buy a recommended brand and not a cheap chinese import. The seals on these cant be repaired or replaced so there is built in obsolescence there.
Also check out what Consumer has to say on deep freezes



I think it would be worth joining up to Consumer for a month which i will do.

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6 years 4 months ago #518636 by muri
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You can go to the library and check out back issues of Consumer Magazine, I doubt you can join for just a month, I would imagine there would be a minimum subscription which would be a longer time period than one month

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6 years 4 months ago #518642 by Hawkspur
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Yes, the library will have Consumer.
You also can buy just the report you are interested in online. If you want several, subscription is cheaper.

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6 years 4 months ago #518714 by RichardW
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muri wrote: You can go to the library and check out back issues of Consumer Magazine, I doubt you can join for just a month, I would imagine there would be a minimum subscription which would be a longer time period than one month


Yes i read it wrong, (pay monthly, not pay for a month)

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6 years 4 months ago #518724 by tonybaker
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well, everything is made in China these days so don't worry - you are covered by the Consumer Guarantees Act! I bought a chest freezer from Warehouse and it has worked just fine. Regarding the star rating, it's only the thickness of the polystyrene that gives it the stars really, it's more important to locate the freezer in a cool place and give it good air circulation. There are plenty of good second hand ones around too. Seals last forever if you don/t let the ice build up onto the seal surface.

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6 years 4 months ago #518732 by RichardW
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Looking around today at freezers in the 700lt size, it appears that there's not a lot choose in manufacturers in those sizes, whats changed in resent years is people relay on supermarkets much more so the demand for large freezers has deceased

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6 years 4 months ago #518758 by tonybaker
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Farmers have one on special.
Did you consider having two smaller ones?

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6 years 4 months ago #518983 by Furball
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Buy the most energy-efficient one you can. You may think "that's a bit steep" at the beginning, but over the years it will save you the difference and then some in the power it doesn't use, and electricity prices only ever go up, not down. I bought an Elcold from here 10 years ago www.lowenergyrefrigeration.co.nz/ and it has never skipped a beat since.

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6 years 4 months ago #519086 by kindajojo
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We have one medium one and a smaller freezer which work well, when we kill a beast, it fills the two freezers, so we eat out the smaller one and then turn it off, then when the medium freezer gets down, I repack it into the smaller one and turn the bigger off until the next beast , works well as you know what meat etc you have

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6 years 3 months ago #519303 by ccrk9
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I have two older vertical freezers, one bought second hand from Better Electrical for $350 and its been great but when our fridge freezer packed up plus we had more meat coming we needed another freezer, couldn't afford much so went to Mitre 10 of all places. a nice vertical freezer, 2 year warranty, $299. And a fridge to match, same price. And I was worried about a third freezer on our power billl, but our power has gone down! Something to do with a new fridge, new freezer and new stove plus new hot water tank all within months as the old ones all died

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6 years 3 months ago #519304 by muri
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what did you get Richard, or are you still deciding?

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