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makin' bacon

2007-08-10 14:49:29.469827+00 by Dan Lyke 4 comments

Making your own bacon. I've had a hankerin' for bacon of late, this'd be interesting. And an excuse to fire up the smoker again.

Unfortunately, we need to draw down the freezer a bit before I do anything else in large quantities. To that end, anyone got suggestions for small to mid-sized auxiliary freezers? Good resources for figuring operating costs? We don't need huge, but we are putting a moderate amount of food by, and better ways to save things like vacuum packed fruits and cured meats would be good.

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#Comment Re: Freezer costs made: 2007-08-10 16:28:32.229582+00 by: m

From a recent Consumer Reports, 300-600 KWH/yr for a 15 CF chest manual defrost, 600-800 KWH/yr for an upright self defrost around 17CF.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-10 16:32:55.804521+00 by: Dan Lyke

Hmmm... a small chest freezer might actually be economical.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-11 14:36:04.273443+00 by: DaveP

I bought a dorm-fridge-sized Woods freezer (upright) which I use as my "daily use" in-kitchen freezer to augment the chest freezer in the basement that holds the long term stuff. The coils are the shelves, which makes it pretty efficient at cooling things down in a hurry when I come home with groceries or am putting food by.

Compact Appliance has a decent selection.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-08-15 22:02:10.191704+00 by: nkane

I think I just had a foodgasm