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LarryD

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Deep Freeze Organization
« on: May 16, 2020, 01:52:58 PM »
So one of the things that I love about having the smoker is that I can smoke a brisket or two, a couple or four butts, 6+ racks of ribs, etc. and then vacuum  seal portions and throw them in the deep freeze for future meals.  What I don't like is that I have no organization for my deep freeze...  it's just a big box and everything just piles up on everything else.  This makes inventory management and picking items out somewhat difficult.  My hands are actually insanely sensitive to cold so I can't go digging around in the deep freeze very long.  My wife is just short enough that reaching down into the bottom of the deep freeze can be rather challenging.

Having moved recently, I'm just now getting my deep freeze re-stocked to a point where it matters again.  In the past I've tried cardboard boxes and plastic totes.  Cardboard boxes tear, don't stack particularly well, and don't hold up.  Similarly, plastic totes don't like the cold temperatures which makes them fragile and their shapes never use the space very efficiently.

Has anyone else conquered this problem and would you be willing to share what you've done?
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Re: Deep Freeze Organization
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 03:01:46 PM »
Ha! Iím right there with you. Iíve tried to stack like things in the same shelf to help with the organization and stacking. But the vac seal stuff isnít easy. but, when I buy a whole primal and steak it out, Iíll try to stack all those together, the other meat together and try to support with the other types of meats that are going out shelves.

Probably what you are doing now as well. Perhaps there are plastic/Tupperware bins that would fit side by side/ and or stacked to help keep it. I know there are a few of those companies out there that offer any and every type of Tupperware style bin you can find?

I may look into this, but will also be watching to see what others say.

With this last two months, I have used quite a bit from the freezer which has been nice. But at some point will have to stock up again.
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Re: Deep Freeze Organization
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 08:05:51 AM »
I have one freezer that came with the dividers below and it is a life saver. Thinking of making something similar out of plywood for my larger chest freezer. Right now I use the thicker plastic milk crates. They stack well and work ok.

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Re: Deep Freeze Organization
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 09:42:03 AM »
I like those, Justin! And the milk crate idea.
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Re: Deep Freeze Organization
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 07:57:56 PM »
Alright Justin...  how much are you selling those for?  :)  Do they have anything printed on them that might truly help me find some to buy?  Those look awesome...
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Re: Deep Freeze Organization
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2020, 06:39:11 AM »
They are Frigidaire, I've been trying to find them for my larger chest freezer and haven't had any luck. They are honestly priceless! If anyone finds a source I would love to know about it

Ebay has a piece here and there but the prices are crazy
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Re: Deep Freeze Organization
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2020, 02:58:57 PM »
Amazon has white ones... look up
Appliances/parts and accessories/freezer parts and accessories/

I looked for freezer bin... on my search it came up way down the page, and it has a model lookup and everything in the actual listing, $24.28 each.  They have the dividers too.

216848200 Freezer Basket Genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Part

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