Dear all....I have read with great interest all the posts about fridge freezers in garages / outhouses etc. I am in exactly the same position as my 15 yr old fridge freezer housed in garage (Zanussi) finally died around Christmas time.
I have met with the response from John Lewis's and Buyers & Sellers in Ladbroke Grove that they won't supply me with a fridge freezer because of all the 'not enough hot air entering into the fridge part causing the thermo to turn off - and causing the machine to malfunction' as mentioned in many of your posts. No point in reprinting it all here again.. as I now sort of understand the problem we all seem to face.
So does anyone know if we were to put a 'stand alone' freezer in the garage.. would that solve the problem as far as the freezer part is concerned?? Also if we were to buy a 'stand alone' fridge and only turn it on when the weather warms up a bit.. would that work too? Come next winter.. if we were to turn it off (fridge) when the weather again falls below the the manufacturers guidelines..for say eg. 3 months and to turn it back on again when the temp. rises..maybe in March would the ''on and then off/sleep' period have harmed the machine??
I realise that buying two machines is more expensive than buying just one.. but better that than have a fridge/freezer that breaks down after just one winter.
I cook a great deal.. and freeze my food in portions.. and need a new freezer and fridge too.. I can't bring it/them into the house.. I already have a fridge and small freezer indoors but they are simply not large enough for me. Also my garage does not share a wall with the house.
I am so pleased I wandered onto this site and have gained so much info.
I hope that some bright spark is reading our posts and a new design is in the making for garage sited machines.