Before freezers were a common household appliance, different techniques were popularly used in homes for food preservation. As our lives get busier, we often have less time to spend cooking or shopping. Freezers have therefore become a necessity and no longer a luxury. Therefore, although the cost of freezers can be higher than other household appliances, most of us agree they are worth the investment.
Benefits of Freezers
Busy lives do not afford many people the opportunity to shop as often as they wish. Bulk shopping is no longer a big worry if you own a freezer. The ability to store large amounts of foodstuff is, therefore, a big benefit of freezers.
A freezer also allows the opportunity to cook in bulk, saving time for other family activities. When cooking is done in bulk, you can enjoy your favorite wholesome meals as often as possible conveniently. You simply thaw whatever meal you are craving, pop it in your microwave and you are good to go!
A freezer allows us to take advantage and even overcome the seasonality of food. Seasonal fruits such as berries, pineapples, and so on, can be kept in the freezer to be enjoyed out of season. Perishables such as vegetables and meat can be prepared and stored safely for months. As most foods get expensive during their off-season, this practice allows both families and businesses to save money.
Types of Freezers
These are usually rectangular with a lid that moves upwards. A chest freezer is large by design to allow it to store large amounts of food items. Therefore, the space where they will be placed is an important consideration when shopping. At Haier Thermocool, there are two different types of such freezers: Inverter Chest Freezers and Non-Inverter Chest Freezers, which offer better power efficiency.
An upright freezer looks like a refrigerator but it cools like a regular freezer. The upright freezer is perfect for you if you have limited space and you do not need to store food items in very large quantities. The Thermocool HSF-180S is an upright freezer with a horizontal layout for storage.
In cases where an upright freezer may be too much for your needs, a bottom freezer refrigerator may be a better alternative. This type of fridge has a bottom drawer freezer with a refrigerator on top. This offers a bigger frozen storage capacity than normal fridge freezers.
A drawer freezer is often used in scenarios where a very large freezer capacity is needed. Commercial kitchens and some very large households are the ones most likely to need this type of freezer. As a result of its structure, it gives very easy accessibility.
These are only used for commercial purposes at supermarkets, retail stores, and similar locations. They have see-through doors, where buyers can easily look see the products on display. A display freezer can be in the form of a chest freezer or an upright freezer.
As the name suggests, this is a small freezer that is easy to move around. It is usually attached to cars or vans for freezing capacity on the go.