In the present economic climate we need to do all we can to cut the cost of weekly groceries as much as we can to save costs. There is much we can do cut down the weekly shopping, and one of the many ways of doing this is to have a freezer. A chest freezer is probably the best sort to own if you have enough room. Many people have freezers in the home these days, and keep them in the garage or shed where there is plenty of room.
What are the advantages of having a freezer? After all they use electricity and can be quite expensive to use. Firstly, when buying a freezer do check to see how energy efficient the device is to use. In the United Kingdom all fridges and freezers by law have a sticker on the front to show how energy efficient the item is to use. Remember a freezer is more energy efficient if it is full than one that is used half empty.
The real advantage of a freezer is that it can keep meats and vegetables fresh enough to eat over many months. An ordinary fridge is only useful to keep food cool over the short term maybe a week or two. The advantages of freezing food over the long term are many fold. It allows the shopper to take advantage of bargains as they appear knowing they can take these goods home and stick them straight in the freezer for use at a much later date.
Another advantage is the shopper can buy food in bulk to make the most of a discounted price. A freezer also allows choice as a wide range of foods can be kept in a freezer for many months if not years. A chest freezer can also store large items like a side of meat or a turkey or two for use at a later date.
A freezer is also very handy for somebody who cannot get out shopping on a regular basis and allows them to buy months of food at one shopping expedition. Fewer trips to the stores too will save money in car fuel or public transport. Also if you become ill there is always be food on standby without having to force oneself out to shop in town.
The money a freezer saves, and the added convenience far outweighs the cost of running a freezer in electricity. Freezers also generally last many years before they need to be replaced.