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Neil Harrison

Jun 15, 2014
10:16

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I have owned a chest freezer (top loading) for 30 years and newer models are available that are more efficient still. However, upright freezers are popular because people can better organize and sort their frozen foods in them. Similarly, refrigerators are upright because consumers want to see what they are looking for which is much more difficult in a chest refrigerator (because other stuff is on top).

Manohar Lal Baharani

Jun 18, 2014
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The design features for chest freezers are to incorporate user friendly access. There are top loading and front loading washing machines but that application is different. Studies are required on this areas for furtherance of your proposal.

Zoe Whitton

Jun 19, 2014
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Hi Valles I agree with harrow and lamimonahar - the access issues for top loading freezers are primary. I have also owned one for a while, and know of several manufacturers who produce them. However, I find it endlessly frustrating as I often have to unpack the entire fridge to get anything in or out. Space is also an issue, as a top-loader needs to have lid-lifting space, which unlike a front-loading fridge can't double up with walking space. Perhaps a top-loader with a benchtop built into the door is an option? With respect to possible implementors, have you thought about kitchen outfitters, rather than exlcusive appliance manufacturers? I suggest this because kitchens are almost uniformaly designed to incorporate front-loading fridges. Even if there was a great top-loading fridge available, I would likely not buy it, as I would be aware that should I move house I might be unable to find space for it. Kitchen outfitters draw significant value from the functionality and novelty of their designs, and they might be able to generate significant value using such a unique product. They also have the opportunity to build custom fit-outs, rather than having to cater for existing fit outs.

Saravanan Dhalavoi Pandian

Jun 20, 2014
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Hi, Thank you for bringing up this concept! Although more efficient than Upright freezers, I guess the major problem would be defrosting - defrosting chest freezers can take a whole day as the majority of them are manual. Do you have any thoughts on how this can be addressed? Many thanks,

Climate Colab

Aug 6, 2014
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A nice idea, however we found that this proposal was not quite suitable for the industry category. To be effective, this would need to be done in partnership with one of the big appliance manufacturers. For a more relevant contest, we could imagine that the Judges would have liked to see more discussion of consumer preference. We also question the projected 50% savings and would need to see more information on that. The author may wish to note that those savings can already be achieved with super-insulating materials (e.g. vaccuum panels whose cost is decreasing).

Johnk Bliss

Mar 1, 2016
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I bought chest freezer 6years back.

They are less expensive compared to upright freezers but they are more complicated to install and have a lower convenience index. But they take more space.

Recently we bought upright freezers are more expensive that chest freezers. But even though their prices are higher, they have better organizing features which are the downside of chest freezers. 

Upright freezers are very convenient because sorting items inside this kind of freezer will be much easier. 

home this will help you


Johnk Bliss

Mar 1, 2016
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I bought chest freezer 6years back.

They are less expensive compared to upright freezers but they are more complicated to install and have a lower convenience index. But they take more space.

Recently we bought upright freezer are more expensive that chest freezers. But even though their prices are higher, they have better organizing features which are the downside of chest freezers. 

Upright freezers are very convenient because sorting items inside this kind of freezer will be much easier. 

hope this will helps you...