Review For Danby Upright Freezer

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Danby DUFM085A2WDD1 Upright Freezer, 8.5 Cubic Feet, White

8.5 cu.ft.

  • 8.5 cu.ft. interior capacity
  • Energy Star compliant
  • 3 quick freeze shelves
  • Integrated Door Shelving
  • Reversible Door Hinge

Where to buy:

Price: $530.00

My Rating: 10 of 10

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I absolutely love this freezer.

I can give you so many reasons to have this freezer. In fact I will. Keep reading below

Danby DUFM085A2WDD1 Upright Freezer, 8.5 Cubic Feet, White

 Soon, we will be in the canning and freezing fruits and vegetables stage.

So, I thought this may be a good time to show you a freezer that I personally like to use for your home. It has lots of room and you can freeze all of your baked breads like zucchini and banana bread. (My Favorites) I like to freeze at least 15-20 loaves of each. When you are ready to have a loaf, you simply thaw it out and cut it, and serve with some butter. Yummy. It tastes just like you baked it that day. By wrapping the loaf right will ensure its freshness to last the year till the next time we freeze more.

By taking the bread from the oven 3 min before it’s done will help keep moisture in the bread. When cooled, wrap it tightly in aluminium foil, then again with saran wrap. Two layers tightly. Then store bunched together in freezer. It will taste like you just baked it. I promise.

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 Danby DUFM085A2WDD1 Upright Freezer, 8.5 Cubic Feet, White

Then comes apple season. All the apple pie mix you could be freezing with your bushels of apples. Just think of the savings. And have apple pie all year long to just thaw and pour in your pie shells. The savings would be phenomenal.  Also, the pie would taste so fresh. You can also freeze whole pies. Just wrap in foil tightly and then two layers of saran wrap.

Don’t forget to freeze all your rhubarb and strawberries, or make a strawberry rhubarb pie or two or three or more and freeze them.

Freeze all the zucchini that you can get your hands on for later. Buy it cheap when it’s in season. Chop, slice, grind all ways for different dishes.

Corn, beans, herbs, the list goes on. So many useful ways to use a freezer, it is a must have for you to save money in the long run by buying in season and having good homemade food to put on your table. It is also very very healthy because it allows you fresh

I will have lots more great ideas as the seasons call for in my future posts.

We will be canning our food when the tomatoes are ready. So stay tuned. I have lots and lots to show you.

Until then, it’s time to think about getting a new freezer if you don’t have one.

This Freezer is perfect also because it is energy efficient.

I personally prefer uprights because with a chest freezer, things get lost and mixed up. With and upright, you can see everything you have by just opening the door.

You can store a lot of meat that you can buy in bulk, and save money,

Freezing vegetables and fruit in season in bulk also saves you money. Now you can buy fresh from the gardener and keep all that goodness to last all year. Corn is awesome to freeze and I will show you how later. This process makes corn taste like it was just taken off the cob. And so healthy too.

You can freeze Smoothie ready bags

You can freeze ahead Bullet bags for juicing

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Author: kitty

My Son Kenny and I enjoy everything that is all natural. We enjoy nature , rescuing animals in need, advocating for the Homeless. We are getting back to basics and hope you will come with us and learn great ways to eat healthy, live peacefully, and enjoy life. Love all animals, it is the greatest love of all Help the Homeless, they all have a story to tell

16 thoughts on “Review For Danby Upright Freezer”

  1. I remember back in college I had 2 little refrigerators. I wish I seen this because I always notices that I needed more freezer space. I would buy meat and things and such that needed to be freezed so it can last me a long time because I could of saved a lot of money rather than just throwing it out after a few days or even been forced to eat it because I don’t want it to go to waste. So I know I would of got my money back after awhile and it would of paid off.

    1. Brandon. Hello, and yes an upright freezer is a must if you want to save money by buying food on sale and then freezing it. I hope you have a larger freezer now. I have many posts on Make Ahead Meals on my site. It saves money and time. Good Luck to you and I hope you learned from your experiences…..Kitty

  2. you mention that this freezer is energy efficient, but how much so? Are there are details about the energy useage you can provide with this freezer? We’ve really been wanting to stock up on our food storage with the frozen foods, but haven’t jumped into getting another freezer because we don’t want to deal with the added energy useage.

    1. Hi Sarah Here is the research I performed when picking out my freezer.The Danby freezer that I purchased has earned the Energy Star rights.

      How a Product Earns the ENERGY STAR LabelWhat is ENERGY STAR?

      ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices.

      The ENERGY STAR label was established to:

      Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy; and
      Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.

      How Does EPA Choose which Products Earn the Label?

      Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications. EPA establishes these specifications based on the following set of key guiding principles:

      Product categories must contribute significant energy savings nationwide.Certified products must deliver the features and performance demanded by consumers, in addition to increased energy efficiency.If the certified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable period of time.Energy efficiency can be achieved through broadly available, non-proprietary technologies offered by more than one manufacturer.Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.Labeling would effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers.How Does EPA decide when to Revise Specifications?

      Generally, a market share of ENERGY STAR certified products in a particular category of 50 percent or higher will prompt consideration for a specification revision. However, there are other factors that weigh into the decision, such as:

      A change in the Federal minimum efficiency standards.Technological changes with advances in energy efficiency which allow a revised ENERGY STAR specification to capture additional savings.Product availabilitySignificant issues with consumers realizing expected energy savingsPerformance or quality issuesIssues with Test Procedures

      I hope this helps. As with any appliance you intend to purchase, make sure it is verified as it is advertised. I personally noticed a big reduction in my energy use with this freezer. Also, keep in mind, the one I previously owned was old and used much electricity before energy efficient appliances were made. Yeah, it was ancient.LOL.

      I always investigate any purchase before I make that big plunge. Like I said before, I only do reviews on products I have personally used, or purchased myself. I am very happy with my Danby freezer. I hope that you will be happy with what ever you choose to buy for your family. Always research your intended product. There are many bad products out there, and I am dedicated to providing the best possible resources for my readers. Please let me know what you decided. I would be more than happy to research it for you… As far as exact energy usage, that also depends on how full you keep it. It can vary, but slightly. As I said before, always try to keep it at least 3/4 full or more to experience full expectations of energy efficiency…….Kitty

  3. Hey there. Was doing some research and ran across your article. I am in the market for a new freezer as mine is getting pretty old and rather small. I also am just starting to can my own garden veggies and want to make sure I have a big enough freezer to store everything for the winter months ahead. Would you recommend the Danby for this? Do they make bigger ones?

    1. Hi John, I also can and freeze a lot. The Danby is a wonderful freezer. I freeze 100 quarts of corn, 50 to 60 loaves of zucchini bread, 2 to 3 turkeys, 58 to 68 quarts of frozen fruit or jam. 50 to 60 quarts of beans and assorted soups. That is basically my years freezing, among assorted things like fruits or veggies on sale. There is also room for meat. I’ve been using the door shelves for seeds which I am going to test out in the spring. There is so much more room left in this freezer. I am very happy with it. I bought one two years ago and love what I can put in it. It’s also energy efficient. I appreciate that because my old one was using more because of it’s age. Always try to keep your freezer at least 3/4 full or more. It uses less electricity to run. I fill in the empty spaces with bread from the day old bread store or pastries. When I am ready to make pierogies, I will have plenty of room. Homemade noodles is also an option to freeze, along with pie mixes like apple, my favorite one to freeze. Also room for pies to freeze for baking later. There are so many things to fill up this freezer. If you are a serious freezer type person, this is a good one. I reviewed this one because I own one myself.

      I’ve never bought a side of beef, or a portion of cow, but I would think it would hold quite a bit of beef if that is an option. Either way, to experience great savings on your electric bill, keep it full.

      I hope you enjoy your freezer, which ever one you choose to purchase. I hope you will stop back by to learn or discover ways to fill it that is healthy for your family. Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon….

  4. I am growing a veggie garden this year and have tons of vegetables I am freezing. I have an old Whirlpool upright freezer that is very old. I’m not sure how much longer it will last.

    The Danby upright freezer looks a lot like my old one. I will keep this freezer in mined when mine goes out.

    Thank you

    1. David. Thanks for stopping by. I am so glad you freeze your food. It is so much healthier. I can’t stress enough the benefits of growing your own. I love upright freezers. I have had both and uprights seem so much easier to see what I have. I am getting ready to fill mine to capacity. It saves more energy that way. I hope your freezer is energy efficient. I have an old fridge that I am getting ready to upgrade because it is starting to use a lot of electricity. You can’t go wrong with this Danby, It is definitely worth the money. I noticed a slight change in my electric bill with this one, It is probably saving me about ten bucks a month by keeping it full. I figure it will pay for itself in a few years. So, consider the Danby when you go shopping for a new one. Thanks again for stopping by, I hope to see you again….

  5. It’s always good to find out why others recommend a certain type of freezer. This freezer looks very spacious. I personally prefer big freezers over small ones. I think freezing baked bread is a good idea, especially because they don’t have a long shelf life. You have a great website too.

  6. My freezer is unfortunately much less because I do not have much room for appliances in my kitchen. But I’m really happy the freezer space I have.
    I am alone with my son and I do often more substantial potions where I can freeze the rest down to the days when we are tired and do not really want to use energy to create with.
    My experience is that the only thing you can not freeze down is potatoes, rice and pasta.

    1. Steen. Thank You for stopping by. The Danby was my favorite. It has proven to be a good freezer. I freeze a lot in the summer. The produce is so much cheaper in season. Also making 20 to 30 loaves of sweet bread like Banana Nut and Zucchini Bread. Most households can pay for their freezer in just a few years by freezing food in season. There are endless things to freeze. I agree with you as far as potatoes, rice and pasta. Unless your pasta or rice is immersed in liquid like sauce, it does not freeze well. Though lasagna freezes wonderfully. I never have to rush to make desserts when I have 30-40 different desserts in my freezer. One of my favorite new freezer items is making the filling for a pie and freezing in zip lock bags. I just pull it out and thaw. My new favorite is Strawberry/Rhubarb pie. I got all my Strawberries and Rhubarb from my own garden.

      I hope you will come back for a visit….Have a Bountiful Day

  7. I have never heard of the Danby Upright Freezer, but it sounds like a good choice. I have an upright and I agree with you that it’s easier to see what you have. I also have a chest. You can get more food in the chest, but I still prefer the upright. I loved your review of the Danby freezer and should mine ever go out, I might just take a look at this one.

    1. Lureita..Thank You so much. I do love that freezer. I am so happy you stopped by. Please come back again to see my next post on how to prepare your garden for planting. So much to learn about the quality of soil and what you can do to make it plant friendly….Kitty

    1. Cynthia…Thank You so much. I love the background too. So Spring like. Thank You so much for stopping by. I hope you had time to look around at some of the posts. I am so excited about the Hydrating your plants one with the video about using diapers to hydrate your soil. It is amazing. Thanks again for stopping by….Kitty

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