Expanding Frozen Food Storage with a Chest Freezer

closed Insignia 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer in Garage
Insignia 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer in garage with door open

I tend to run a financially conscientious household, where we do our research and spend time analyzing before making a big purchase. Yesterday, we did exactly the opposite.

After a particularly large haul of frozen items at our local Trader Joe’s (resulting from a hungry grocery run), we found ourselves in a predicament. Our side-by-side GE Profile refrigerator was not even close to large enough to hold our frozen purchases. We needed to expand our frozen food storage stat.

On a whim, and in the name of problem-solving in the moment, we found ourselves researching freezers on our phones. A few minutes later, a quick trip to Best Buy and we were sold. Well, actually, the sales team sold us a brand new chest freezer!

After fitting the freezer into the back seat of our sedan (the trunk was still filled with Trader Joe’s groceries), we unboxed our beauty.

We woke up needing groceries and, by the end of the day, we had more than enough groceries and an entire, second freezer. In fact, I’ve been spending the past year debating whether or not to replace our malfunctioning side-by-side refrigerator with a French door refrigerator with a deep freezer drawer. Alas, that is no longer a pressing necessity.

Top view of open inside of Insignia 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer filled with Trader Joe's frozen pizzas

For the reasonable price of $124.99, we threw all caution aside and immediately solved the problem at hand. A few hours later, we inaugurated our new Insignia 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer. As you can see, we’ve taken a bit of a liking to frozen pizzas. One of my favorites is Trader Joe’s Cheese Pizza with Cauliflower Crust.

Top view of open inside of Insignia 3.5 Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer filled with Trader Joe's frozen pizzas up close

We placed our Chest Freezer in the garage, and it tucked in nicely to the corner without taking up too much floor space. Since the door opens from the top, we will need to refrain from placing storage boxes above it, which I have to admit I have already accidentally done.

Although it may be obvious, I also want to note to look out for where your electrical outlets are and if you need an extension cord. We forgot this key step, but fortunately found one close to where we wanted to place the freezer.

We chose the smallest option and still find the inside spacious. Apart from the one included, removable hanging basket, it is up to us to organize. So far, we’ve placed our boxed items on their sides so we can see everything at once and we are keeping essential items in our main freezer in the kitchen.

Now with this Chest Freezer, I can store away more frozen desserts like these Peanut Butter + Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Pie! Though we’ve only spent one day with our new freezer, I can tell it is going to be a winner.

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Expanding Frozen Food Storage with a Chest Freezer

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