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    If you were going to buy a freezer just for storing film....

    Would you get a chest freezer or an upright? Or does it make no difference?

    I'm looking at getting a commercial upright freezer for film storage, but didn't know if there was a reason to consider a chest version.

    Thanks!

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    Chest freezers tend to be more energy efficient but take up more floor space. I've got a chest freezer for the purpose.

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    I use a chest freezer and it stays very cold but getting things out of it can be a PIA if what you want is on the bottom.

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    If you need to store food as well as film, buy an upright. For better efficiency in the summer a unit in an air conditioned space uses less energy. It's amazing how many people have refrigerators and freezers in hot garages and then wonder why their bills are high.
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    It will only be for film (and maybe some paper/chemistry - if that is even an option). It will be stored in a basement.

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    Chest freezer takes up more floor space for sure, but as well as being more energy efficient, it can also double as a temporary desk/worktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Cherry View Post
    It will only be for film (and maybe some paper/chemistry - if that is even an option). It will be stored in a basement.
    In this day and age I'd be stocking it with food as well. Costs are high and going up and buying larger quantities for stock now will be of benefit to ones bottom line later. Just look at your upcoming tax liabilities. No matter who gets in office, one way or another we're all going to suffer. Since your freezing film you may as well buy half a cow or freeze some vegetables.
    W.A. Crider

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    I have a 14 cu ft chest freezer in my basement, use it solely for film and paper. I also have a dorm refridgerator full of film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider View Post
    In this day and age I'd be stocking it with food as well. [...] Since your freezing film you may as well buy half a cow or freeze some vegetables.
    That's what I thought when I bought a chest freezer. Now it's full and has never seen a scrap of food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_c5x4 View Post
    Chest freezer takes up more floor space for sure, but as well as being more energy efficient, it can also double as a temporary desk/worktop.
    Or place for folding laundry.

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