Okay, so this is a really lame topic but it is what is on my mind today.
We need to buy a new Chest freezer. Our current one is about 9 cubic feet and it runs 1/2-3/4 full depending on where I am in a once a month cooking cycle. I like being able to throw a 20 pound bag of ice down there occasionally or a series of cakes without having to shuffle things around.
So now we are debating if we should go bigger or stay about the same size.
There are 2 schools of thought, I guess.
On the one hand I don't want to hoard food in there. I want my food on a rotation cycle through there so things don't go to waste and so I can keep track of what I have.
On the other hand we do have a lot of boys and our future freezer needs may increase somewhat. It would give us flexibility to buy parts of cows and stuff on occasion.
I am thinking we may go somewhere between a 9-12 cubic foot freezer.
Also Energy Star versus just efficient- any thoughts on that?
So what is your chest freezer strategy? How do you keep things organized? Uprights are an option I guess we could consider- better organization but not as flexible for awkward sized items etc...