Oh, it’s impossible to love a kitchen appliance, you say? Oh, no. I beg to differ. I love my Frigidaire Classic Slate Freezer.
As a farming family, we grow our food in the Spring and Summer and harvest, preserve, and freeze for Winter months. We actually have a few freezers. One for produce (fruit and veg), one for meat (we own and operate a beef farm), and one for miscellaneous frozen food items like bread, apple sauce, cheese, etc. Ummm…Ice cream! Hello!
We also have people over for meals…REGULARLY. It’s not uncommon to have impromptu dinner parties on the farm and we always make sure we have healthy, wholesome, delicious meals to share with loved ones.
I have to say that prior to becoming a wife and mom, I had absolutely no concept of proper freezing practices when it came to food. Now I know to label and date contents of freezer bags and containers. Yes, there was a time when I’d just freeze food items and a year later when I reached the bottom of my chest freezer, I’d wonder what on earth was in that container! Please tell me you’ve had similar experiences with the “Guess the frost-bite covered, icicle food item” game!
I also packed things into my freezer willy nilly. No rhyme or reason. I just shoved things into the freezer. In hindsight, this was a big no-no. I didn’t know it was important to store food in proper sized containers with minimal air surrounding it!
I’ve learned a lot in the past few years and since I got my Frigidaire Classic Slate Freezer, I’ve learned so much more!
Here are some of the things I love most about my new freezer:
1. Built for the vertically challenged
Okay, I totally made this one up, but if you’re like me and are
short “vertically challenged”, you know what it’s like to try to get something from the bottom of a chest freezer. Bending over the edge, feet dangling in the air…You’ve been there, right? It’s often a pain and there have been times I nearly fell in. I’m not kidding!
With the Frigidaire Classic Slate Freezer being a stand-up freezer, there’s no more almost falling in or leg-dangling!
2. Easy storage
Different compartments and shelving make it easy to store meat, vegetables, and other food items. The adjustable baskets can be colour-coded with the red, blue, green and yellow clips provided with the Frigidaire Classic Slate Freezer. I use them and am always reminding Hubby and Little One that “Green is for veggies, Blue is for seafood, Red is for meat, and Yellow is for baked goods”. That’s how I colour-coded our freezer. So far everyone seems to be complying with my freezer rules!
3. Easy access
I prefer laying my frozen items flat, so I can fit items in well and also grab things easily when needed. Unlike my old chest freezers, this stand up version makes it easy to access frozen food because everything is easy to locate. No more rifling through piles of food at the bottom of the freezer! Now that I can see all the contents in my freezer, it’s easier to take inventory of our freezer contents!
4. ARCTICLOCK™ THICKER WALLS
ARCTICLOCK™ THICKER WALLS Keeps food frozen for over 2 days if there is a power outage. This feature is important to me. With all the produce, meat, meals, baked goods and other food we freeze from our farm, it is such a waste to have to throw out food if it thaws in event of a power outage. The Frost-Free operation is also a great feature. I never have to defrost my freezer again! You have no idea how happy this makes me!
5. Aesthetically pleasing
The Frigidaire Classic Slate Freezer is beautiful. The classic slate is modern and can work anywhere in the home.
I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a freezer before, but with all the features the Frigidaire Classic Slate Freezer has, how can I not?
For more info on the Frigidaire Classic Slate Freezer, visit the Frigidaire website here. Connect with Frigidaire on Facebook and on Twitter @FrigidaireCA as well!
Disclosure: I am part of the Frigidaire® Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Victoria Ess says
This would be so handy! My freezer is so old and like you I dislike having to lean into it to get food out!
Judy Cowan says
When we had to replace our chest freezer we went with an upright freezer (and I will never have a chest one again). I find the upright a lot easier to see what you have and to keep organized!
This freezer looks amazing! I want one SO bad! For the longest time I wanted a fridge that had a bottom drawer freezer. Big mistake. I actually really, really dislike my fridge now. The drawer hardly holds anything! I would be in heaven having one of these Frigidaire freezers! Off to add it to my bucket list! Great review – love your reasons – esp. for the vertically challenged (I hear you!).
Chandra O'Connor says
I want a stand up freezer too, I dislike digging through mine and having to pull things out to find it.
Angela v says
That looks pretty amazing! Love the space!
Angela: I love all the space too! It’s great that I can store trays of lasagna, casseroles, baked goods, etc!
I have a dream…and it includes this freezer! Seriously when we renovation our kitchen I plan on sticking one of those smack in the middle of it all. The organization is what catches my attention, I crave organization in my old chest freezer but it’s not happening. Amazing post Christine!
Oh, Tammy! I think this freezer would be perfect for your family! It does make life a lot easier having an organized freezer! lol
paula schuck says
This is gorgeousness! I am in the market for all new appliances. The whole entire she bang, So I have been hunting for them madly and I have to say Frigidaire makes some nice stuff but my favourite is this new slate colour. I am leaving towards the Frigidaire dishwasher too.
Paula: YES! Really loving the slate colour! I’m also leaning towards the Frigidaire dishwasher! We’re in the market for a new dishwasher!
What a beautiful freezer! I wouldn’t know what to put in it! I love how tall and spacious it is!
Hehe! Jenn, we have no shortage of what to put in our freezer! Everything from fruits and veg grown on our farm from last Summer, to meat and fish and baked goods and miscellaneous food items! lol Okay…ice cream and homemade sorbet!