Only because you asked for it, after doing my dumb post yesterday on my refrigerators, here goes DUMB POST #2: Freezers.
Here's the runt of the family. My husband went to a garage sale two years ago by a couple who were moving across country. I can't remember what he went for, but he came home with this little 9 cu. ft. number. One of those deals that was too good to pass up, you know. The freezer was less than a year old and, I must admit, has worked out well for us.
Last summer when we bit the bullet and got my commercial refrig, we were also looking for a BIG freezer to replace a couple of old ones that were . . . old. As in 30-40 years old.
It must have been our lucky day when we saw the huge freezer in the same outlet store as the refrig. It had a big red sale tag on it (marked down substantially) along with some other appliances in the store. When the salesman went to write up the sale he hesitated, looked up a couple of things in a book, went to talk to the manager and finally said the freezer had just come in the day before and was NOT supposed to be included with the sale appliances. Well, long story short, "the boys" excused themselves to go have a conference in the back room and then returned saying that since we were purchasing the commercial refrigerator AND wanted the freezer, we could have the big freezer for the sale price. Wa-hoo! We took them and ran.
The big freezer is 25 cu. ft. and six feet long as you can tell from the above picture (hahahachortlesnort) in which I coerced my 6'3" hubby to lie atop it to illustrate its size. As a friend said when he saw the freezer for the first time, "You could hide two or three bodies in there."
We managed to fill it nearly to the tip-top this summer and fall. I could stuff a few more items in there, but not many. (Oh, I love a full freezer!)
It currently resides in the garage and I thought I wanted it eventually to go in the new pantry. BUT it does take up a lot of room and if I can sweet-talk hubby into letting me keep it in the garage, I may just put the small one in my pantry.
So. What's next? Water heaters?