When you need to keep lots of food or ice freezing cold, it helps to have a standalone freezer or ice maker. Kmart has plenty of options for you, with everything from small chest freezers to large upright freezers with tons of space for all that food you're saving for a rainy day. Today's freezers are more energy efficient than ever, allowing you to keep extra food in your home without paying much more on your electricity bill.
Freezers come in two major styles, and you'll need to decide which one works best for your needs. An upright freezer has a door on the front that's on a side hinge, just like your fridge. The shelves inside make it easy for you to keep your food organized and see as much of it as possible right when you open the door. Chest freezers, on the other hand, have the door located on the top, where it swings open like a chest and you look down into the freezer. This type of freezer is more energy efficient, but it may be more difficult to find what you are looking for.
Storage capacity is one of the major factors to consider when selecting your freezer. Small models hold as little as five cubic feet, whereas large ones can handle upwards of 20 cubic feet. Because you have to pay to keep the whole thing cold whether you're using all of the space or not, it's important to choose the right size for your needs. The largest freezers are helpful for people who hunt and need to store large quantities of meat or who freeze summer produce to use during the rest of the year. Smaller freezers are more appropriate for people who just need a little bit of extra space.
If you'll be storing ice in your freezer rather than food, then check out Kmart's selection of ice makers that will get the job done. Our largest capacity ice makers can produce up to 51 pounds of ice every 24 hours. This means you'll have plenty of ice on hand when you're entertaining, regardless of how many people show up. If you're looking for something smaller, we also have portable ice makers that sit right on your counter or a table. These portable models are perfect for an office, home bar, or game room so you can always cool your beverages.
When shopping for freezers and ice makers at Kmart, you should keep your eye out for several features. Watch for whether the model you choose has wheels, which makes it much easier to move it to just the right spot in your home. Also check for adjustable temperature dials, indicator lights to show whether they're on, and digital thermometers to know exactly what temperature they are at. Another great feature is an automatic defrost cycle so you never have to worry about frost building up. Our selection here at Kmart includes these features and more!