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We got this chest freezer to store a side of beef (1/2 steer) and it does so with a lot of room to spare. That's about 250 pounds of meat. The freezer...Read complete review
We got this chest freezer to store a side of beef (1/2 steer) and it does so with a lot of room to spare. That's about 250 pounds of meat. The freezer was a bit large for our house, so we had to put it in the garage. The two of us were able to carefully lift the empty chest (not with our backs) and move it to the garage. So far the compressor doesn't stay on all day long in the warmer, somewhat stuffy garage. Honestly though, I don't recommend putting it in the garage unless it is your last resort (especially if the garage could have temperatures of less than 0 F or above 110 F). I have a fan turning on during the heat of the day to help advect heat away from the exterior walls, especially from the compressor side (on the left as you look in the chest); the refrigerant can get quite hot to the touch otherwise. I like the green light on the freezer; it is an indicator that it is on even when the very quiet compressor is off. I wouldn't have minded the noise of this machine; it is quieter than our side-by-side upright freezer and refrigerator. The appliance cord is a bit short, but the manual says as a last resort you can use an appliance approved extension cord. At setting 4 (the manual's default) it keeps the freezer around -6 F, perfect for storing meat long-term. Excellent freezer for the cost! I only wish it had a Freezer alarm to help product our food investments.
Most Liked Negative Review
Works fine, but terribly noisy!
We purchased the freezer two years ago. It sits in our (climate controlled) laundry room, just off the kitchen. We are very happy with the layout, movable shelves, ease of cleaning,...Read complete review
We purchased the freezer two years ago. It sits in our (climate controlled) laundry room, just off the kitchen. We are very happy with the layout, movable shelves, ease of cleaning, etc., and the freezing performance is excellent. HOWEVER, almost immediately following installation, the compressor (or fan?) began to make a whistling noise when running. It was annoying, but we hoped it would go away as the unit broke in. Quite to the contrary, the whistle has continued to increase in volume over time, to the point of being extremely annoying and interfering with conversation or TV watching, even in our dining area which is essentially two rooms away. We have to close the door to the laundry room to shut out the noise. So I would say, if you're going to put the freezer in the garage or storeroom, you'll probably be OK and should be pleased with the performance, but I would not recommend placing the unit in or near your living area.
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Comments about GE White Manual Defrost Chest Freezer:
We bought this when we moved to a smaller home, and it suits us well. The storage baskets are very helpful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from New Philadelphia, OH, United States
I bought the freezer several months ago and it still works
from Texas, United States
First the dealer sold us one freezer that was almost 5 years old ,which ran constantly. That one was replaced with the above model, which we have had no trouble with after we replaced the thermostat on it a few days later.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
from Arizona, United States
Very energy efficient--keep it in a hot garage, and works great
Very roomy freezer
from Cairo, Georgia
The freezer is very roomy and the baskets provide ample separation. We are very satisfied with the purchase.
from Evendale, OH
I have had this freezer for about 3 months and it keeps things frozen just fine. It is quiet compared to my old one. The baskets are nice for seperating and slide to the side for easy access to lower baskets or items on the bottom. It is starting to frost up a bit inside. Not sure if this is from weak seal or just typical of all freezers.
from Long Beach, CA, United States
After a month of research I selected this GE freezer, and after ninety days of use during a very hot summer I am totally pleased. The lock is nice although I don't use it, it's a good option, and the four freezer baskets let me organize my foods into very accessible categories. I also like the green light on the outside, telling me at a glance that all is well. I put six gallon water bottles 95% full in the bottom and a plastic milk crate upside-down over them as extra insurance against a power failure, and for ease in placing frozen packages up to where my wife can reach them easily.
from Big Sky Country, United States
Bought this a few months ago and it has worked great so far. Freezers arme best when you don't have to think about them much and I haven't had to think about this one at all. It just works.
Very pleased with unit.
from Los Angeles, CA, United States
Keeps items well-frozen and produced minimal frost. Could use more baskets included with unit to keep things organized
from Cedar Park, TX
The freezer was a great value. Big enough, but not too big for all our freezer needs.
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