While Upright freezers allow for quick access to everyday frozen foods, Chest freezers are more about longer term storage. With a Chest freezer, you need to bend down to grab items and depending on how much is in there, this is not always easy. Chest freezers however do a great job of snap-freezing fresh foods and deep freezing them.
As we’ve seen, Upright freezers can assist in freezer organisation, however in a Chest freezer, you’ll need to do most of the heavy lifting with your own stacking and sorting (the inclusion of freezer baskets in some models can assist). Unlike their counterpart, Chest freezers require manual defrosting via their drainage outlet and their temperature needs to be controlled via a manual dial rather than electronically.
Consider what you’ll be storing, how much of it, how often you’ll be reaching for it and how much physical space you have when deciding between these two freezer types. For the largest freezer volume available, a Chest freezer like the ones from Haier are your best bet.