How A Freezer Can Save You Money And Improve Your Diet

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For those of us living in rented accommodation, which is a staggeringly high proportion last time I checked, stand-alone freezers are relegated to the warm nostalgia of living with your parents. Flats and apartments, at most, offer a freezer box atop the main refrigeration unit. Typically, a pair of microwave meals would max out their capacity. You’d be doing very well indeed if you fit a pizza inside!

And unfortunately, due to some general misinformation about freezer prices, most of us just chug along and do without. But the fact is, more often than not, freezer boxes cost you money…

  • Their necessarily small size means we can’t stockpile. So we shell out more regularly on our perishables.
  • They’re not energy efficient in the slightest.
  • Their clasps, for opening and closing, are regularly flimsy, easily broken, and can lead to your freezer box freezing over. Thus reducing its space and costing you on energy bills.
  • In almost all cases, you need to open the entire fridge to access the freezer box. This exposes all your refrigerated goods when you just need access to the frozen ones. This is a great way to rack up your energy bill.

But standalone freezers are not all that expensive. Take the Hisense Table Top Freezer for example – For less than €120 you get forty seven litres worth of space. You can start stockpiling food immediately, which will save you scores of euro on your very first weekly shop. Combine this with the money saved via the Hisense’s A energy rating and this freezer will pay for itself within two months.

But not only that, it’ll open up a world of dietary options!

A rule of thumb for food is that a varied diet is a healthy diet. This Belling Undercounter Freezer offers EIGHTY litres of dietary variety. Think on it – you can now make soup, something you generally have to do in bulk and would otherwise lack the storage for. But its not just liquid meals that can be stored. With three distinct layers, you can stack Tupperware full of leftovers inside, rather than chucking it out after it inevitably goes off in the fridge. And don’t even get us started on the possibility of a regular supply of ice… #bliss.

Finally, if you consider this Samsung Refined Steel Freezer as a long term investment (which renters can move from flat to flat),there are ancillary benefits. Firstly, this freezer is stylish enough to be a fixture in its own right. Obviously, the ‘top-of-the-freezer’ doubles as its own makeshift storage area. That’s virtually tradition in Ireland! But with 277 litres of storage space (and an A++ energy rating) you can store more than just the bare essentials. Ice packs are always useful to have on hand for active family members. You can designate an entire shelf to ‘desserts’ and other baking experiments which need time and space to set. There’s even space to store prepared meals 3-6 months in advance, making holidays and celebrations that much easier.Whichever size or model you opt for, it’s important to remember the dietary benefits of owning a freezer, and not just the financial ones. Not only will it improve the taste and (hopefully) nutritional content of what you eat, but it also discourages wasting food.

To find the right freezer for you, shop our edit here at harveynorman.ie.

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In Short: `Standalone Freezers, despite their initial cost, are a great way of saving on your food and energy bills and improving your overall diet

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