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More Freezer Space, More Room for Frozen Goodies

We've all been there, grocery shopping and coming across an unbeatable sale. You think to yourself, “Buy, freeze, and enjoy later!” Once you’re home, however, you discover a freezer full of ice cube trays and grocery hauls from the last great sale.

That’s when you start to consider upgrading your freezer situation. But where to start?

First things first, consider how much space you have available. While chest freezers and upright freezers are freestanding, they require just as much attention to clearance as a built-in ice maker and column freezer.

Start by performing a thorough measurement of the space where your new unit will go. Make sure to track all dimensions, including height, width, and depth. Once you’ve done it once, do it two additional times for a total of three accurate measurements.

Keep in Mind

Since they’re not part of a single fridge unit, standalone freezers and ice-makers require special detail to installation:

  • Ice makers and freezers with automatic ice dispensers require a water line connection.
  • Built-in freezer models should be professionally installed.
  • Because chest freezers open up and not out, overhead cabinetry should be taken into consideration.
  • Add 1 inch to the final measurement of built-in units for proper all-around ventilation.

For other questions and tips—like how to use a freezer chest in your garage in SoCal heat—we’re ready to help online or in-store; check out our appliance measuring guide or give us a call!

Upright Freezers

Versatile and space-friendly, single-door freezers optimize food storage by placing food at eye level. That means though they have less storage capacity than chest freezers, they are easy for stocking and organizing food. Simply open, grab, and go! Even better, they can be used wherever you’d use a traditional fridge!

Chest Freezers

As mentioned, chest freezers are unbeatable when it comes to storage, but did you also know they’re typically the most energy-efficient freezers option on the market? If bending over isn’t a concern, these ice chests are excellent for stocking up on large quantities of frozen goods.

Column Freezers

Undeniably the sleekest of all freezer appliances, column freezers are designed to integrate virtually anywhere into your kitchen cabinetry. With the proper installation, the final result is a high-end, contemporary, custom look. Match these modular freezers with a column refrigerator or a built-in wine cooler, or pair with another freezer column for just as much space as a chest freezer without the floorspace.

Ice Makers

Whether you love to entertain, or a few ice cube trays are the difference between fitting frozen items or not, an ice maker is a smart and stylish solution. If a water line is available, installing an under-the-counter ice maker can help free up your main freezer by eliminating the need for ice cube trays.

Things to Remember:

  • Items stored in the door shelves are susceptible to heat shifts
  • Reversible doors provide more flexibility
  • Column freezers 18 inches and smaller are harder to fit boxy items into

What’s even cooler than a freezer or ice maker? Aztec’s unbeatable deals! Whether you choose to shop online or in-store, we’re the local appliance provider you can count on! Explore our wide inventory of reliable freezers with help from a professional today!