Our fridge on our regular refrigerator was always full to capacity, I mean you have to feed a large family right? so what is one to do? well we purchased the Frigidaire upright freezer we did, and it has saved us alot of trips to the grocery store, and kept our tummys full and our food fresh and long lasting. We have a small kitchen so we keep the upright freezer in the garage. That is why the upright freezer was so important for us, we feel that the upright models are more space efficient as the longer ones seem to take up more space. This is just the right size, we keep food we do not need quite right away, and when the time comes we move it up to the house refridgerator. We also store extra bread, that way it lasts long and does not expire.