Chest freezers provide more usable space - about 20% - than a similarly-sized upright freezer. Chest freezers are also usually more energy efficient. However, it may be easier to find things in an upright freezer.
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When shopping for a freezer, think about how much freezer space you need and how much floor space you have to put the freezer on. Decide if you want to maximize space with a chest freezer or if you need organization, like with an upright. And finally, consider your budget.
Between the chest and upright freezers, there is no standout in popularity. There are good reasons to choose each. Between the two, it is usually possible to get more freezer space for your money with a chest freezer than with an upright.
A good rule of thumb when deciding what size freezer to get is to budget 1.5 cubic feet of freezer space for each person in your household. Since a freezer is most efficient when it's at least two-thirds full, correct sizing is important. Too large and it won't operate at peak efficiency, too small and you won't have enough room.