We got the chest freezer because it was affordable at the time, when an appliance store went out of business.
It held a lot of food, and we were grateful to have it, but if I could help it I would never go back to that style, compared to the upright that we use now.
Are there places for more shelves in your new one, if you wanted to get them?
I hope that this does the trick.
I'm sure glad that you don't have to wait for the next appt. Please keep us posted.
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