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OwlHoot
15th August 2015, 08:04
Not a box freezer, but a fridge that looks like one, with a lid that opens upwards. I can't find any on Google.

I'll soon be picking sackfuls of spuds from my potato patch, and will need a cool dark place to store them.

Or perhaps a box freezer with a temperature dial that can be turned above freezing.

TIA :happy

barrydidit
15th August 2015, 08:52
Haven't you got a cellar? Or a garage? If they're not earlies then they do fine in hessian sacks for ages. Only thing you need to watch for is you've not got any damaged ones which will rot, or a massive load of slugs in amongst them. :happy

No idea about your original question. Can you put a normal fridge on it's back?

expat
15th August 2015, 10:54
Attach your own thermostat to a chest freezer. Or just run it till you get the temperature you want then switch it off and keep the lid shut.

teapot418
15th August 2015, 11:19
It would probably work out cheaper just to buy your spuds from Waitrose. ;)

Bacchus
15th August 2015, 12:10
It would probably work out cheaper just to buy your spuds from Waitrose. ;)

I was thinking this, but it isn't ALL about price

seconded for the garage - we keep apples throughout winter and have kept spuds and onions for up to six months. Darkness is one of the big factors, and best if you can store without touching each other.

barrydidit
15th August 2015, 12:52
Ignoring all the eco-babble, step 2 of this linky (http://newlifeonahomestead.com/convert-chest-freezer-to-fridge-solar/)says how to convert a chest freezer into a fridge.

I'd still just sling 'em in the garage though.

PerfectStorm
15th August 2015, 14:27
Get a large chilled drinks fridge (as used in bars to hold the Magners and Smirnoff Ice etc) and lay it on its side?

expat
15th August 2015, 14:57
Ignoring all the eco-babble, step 2 of this linky (http://newlifeonahomestead.com/convert-chest-freezer-to-fridge-solar/)says how to convert a chest freezer into a fridge.
That's what I said: get your own thermostat.

MarillionFan
15th August 2015, 15:03
What's wrong with a Gru ice gun?

MF in Disneyworld mode.

MicrosoftBob
15th August 2015, 15:03
Just plonk them in your garage and cover with cloth or blankets enough to stop any light getting in, and when you want some for dinner retrieve the potatoes without exposing the bag to the light

They will last long enough like that, they don't need to be in a fridge

greenlake
15th August 2015, 17:57
Get a bus and turn on the AC....

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