What to do with an Extra $1500 ..... an ALADDIN KEROSENE FREEZER?

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That's a rhetorical question of course, except for a fortunate few.

An Aladdin kerosene freezer? I kid you not. Check it out:

I had my plumber/contractor out to help with the hookup of my propane chest freezer purchased earlier in the year ... (www.warehouseappliance.com, call and ask for Fletcher) and (much to my surprise) the plumber was totally bowled over to see the unit I had picked up: a propane freezer, well and good, but NOT ONLY THAT! one that is convertaible to electric, diesel and ..... KEROSENE! Huh? S**T!!! All unbeknownst to me in fact. I bought the unit months ago, and had presumed it was a simple propane unit, but really really lucked out in that the the thing -- which is an "absorption unit" -- also has a 2-3 gallon pan/tank underneath for a quick conversion to KEROSENE.

Yowsa !! How'd that happen?

And as if that's not enough, the keosene conversion is sized and designed to run ..... oh,. please ... I'm not saying this to turn anyone green with envy, but the whole freezer is designed to run off a single Aladdin lamp burner, of which I have more than a few. You simply fill the pan with kerosene, screw in the Aladdin burner, light the wick, and OFF YOU GO. Astonishing. Aladdin burner not included.

Yes, I know: consumption may be considerable: it would consume as much as an Aladdin lamp burning continuously. What would that be? A gallon or two a week maybe?

Anyway, www.warehouseappliance.com ; I don't believe this unit is on their web-page. It's called the Explorer, and retails for about $1500. It is not a spit-and-polish unit: it looks like it's made locally. There's no written warranty ... but the contractor was salivating over it.


-- SH (squirrel@huntr.com), December 10, 1999


Wow! I am impressed and it will take a day or two to get this damn green palor off my skin.


-- Taz (Tassi123@aol.com), December 10, 1999.

Wow, SH-- it takes a lot to turn Taz green! (Said with affectionate teasing...)

Looks like you did alright with the freezer. 'Course, I can just use my garage-- until around March or April. ;-)

-- winter wondering (winterwondering@yahoo.com), December 10, 1999.

Sheesh. There's more: 11.5 cu ft. deep freeze to 0 Fahrenheit, all on an Aladdin 23 burner and K-1 .....?? Oh , God, sorry. I know it's hard to take. Let me talk about the wood-fired hotwater heaters ....


-- SH (squirrel@huntr.com), December 10, 1999.

"it would consume as much as an Aladdin lamp burning continuously"

I bet not. It should shut off when it's at the desired temperature, right?

-- Ron Schwarz (rs@clubvb.com.delete.this), December 12, 1999.

Yes... presumably. Good point. Of course the thing would cycle continuously if working off electric --- but I can't see or conceive of a mechanism that could snuff out a kerosene wick "automatically" and relight it to create the cycle.


-- SH (squirrl@huntr.com), December 13, 1999.

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