Did you know that when you buy frozen vegetables, they are cooked less and tend to hold onto more nutrients than their canned counterparts? And, freezing the produce you’ve grown in your garden is a great way to ensure that you have a supply of nutritious food all year round. If you like to cook, your freezer is your best friend. When frozen food is on sale, you can stock up and save money. And when you’re preparing food for your family, why not make an extra casserole, batch of soup or Sunday roast and freeze it for a time when you prefer not to cook? Freezer meals are a huge time-saver. There are so many reasons to put your freezer to work. If you want a bit of extra freezer space, it helps if you have an extra freezer at home. And, Sam’s Club® has an excellent selection of upright freezers, chest freezers, top freezers, and even commercial freezers.
When you’re shopping for a new freezer, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, consider the space you have. Will you put the extra freezer in your kitchen? In your basement? Or, perhaps you’ll store your extra freezer in the garage. Measure the area before you begin shopping. Keep in mind that you’ll need enough space for the doors of the freezer to open. Next, consider the capacity you’d like for your freezer. Typically, chest freezers, or top freezers have between 5 and 9 cubic feet of space, while commercial stand-up freezers can have up to 50 cubic feet.
If you’re not sure whether you’d like a chest freezer or a stand-up freezer, consider this: Chest or top freezers are more economical but may be slightly less convenient when it comes to finding specific items. Upright freezers tend to cost more but you’ll be able to see everything when you open the door, so it’s easy to find what you’re looking for. However, if you label everything, and utilize shelves and baskets, chest freezers can be an excellent, economical choice. Chest freezers are also great for smaller spaces or if you’re storing a large quantity of one item, such as meat. Whichever one you choose, you’ll love the convenience and money-saving benefits.