Perhaps I Should Be Canning

I mentioned a few posts ago that SM went out and bought us a much needed upright, frost-free freezer.  I was very excited to start filling it up with what food items I could buy or grow and watch my food storage pantry start to take shape.

Say "Hello" to my new freezer!

Say "Goodbye" to my new freezer!  It's a lemon!  We took delivery on it Tuesday the 8th.  We plugged it in, leveled it and let it be for a day or two.  I went out and transferred frozen goodies to it. 

Three days later I went out to get some strawberries (gotta eat em up) and opened the door.  No lights on.  Food was still frozen (thankfully) but the sucker up and died on us.  Didn't even last a week!  We checked the fuses, the outlet.  All good.  We got a lemon.

Do we swap it out for another of the same model?  Heck no. 

SM went a bought a freezer that is as simple as possible.  Meaning this little guy will need to be defrosted. 

It's either on or it's off. 

It has a dial instead of a digital readout.  It has a light at it's base that tells me it's getting juice.

This whole episode had us reconsidering if we really even wanted to go the freezer route.  Perhaps our money would be better invested in canning supplies?

Trouble is, I like frozen meats and vegetables.  Canned meats and veggies just don't do it for me.  Fruits on the other hand, I like canned.  Pears and peaches and jams are best out of a jar.  Applesauce is good either way, frozen or canned.  So is soup.'s all about taste and texture when it comes to food storage.  To each his own I guess.  I've read posts on canned meat...I just can't see it for us.

So.  I plan on letting this puppy sit for a day or two and then I'll transfer my frozen goods over. 

Hopefully, we're done with lemons for awhile.

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