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Old 04/30/06, 03:43 PM
 
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need to find Amish-made gas refrigerator in Indiana

Hi all, we were looking this website
http://www.warehouseappliance.com/pr...s.htm#ezfreeze
and wondering if any of you live near the Amish manufacturer of the EZ-Freeze refrigerators. We can't find any more info on the manufacturer. We would like to look at/buy/pick up one directly if near enough. The only company we found selling them was this one in Arizona and we are in Ohio. TIA for any leads!

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Old 04/30/06, 03:54 PM
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If you can't find a local source, then look at Lehman's online store for appliances:

http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?item...76%2C810%2C816

The real store is located here:

Lehman's
One Lehman Circle
Kidron, OH 44636 U.S.A

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I lucked out, I answered an ad in the local paper and got one for $150. The guy had 2, the smaller one was $100. I would have gotten both if I could have. I had just sold a litter of kittens, which is why I was able to get even one of them. I chose the larger one.

I still wish I could have gotten both.

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Thanks deb, DH is going to call today and see if Lehman's can get this brand. It's not on their website or in the catalog, only Dometic and Servel. ladycat, I suspect that you got one of the older models. We have used a 30-40's model for 15 years and really do love it, but are ready to go more modern. They have been improved over the years. Our freezer compartment is within the refrigerator part and it frosts over quite easily. And, from our calculations is only 7.05 cu ft, so bigger would be nicer if doesn't much more gas, although we don't have any figures on how much ours uses. Hmmm, how would you go about figuring that out? Some time of gadget on the line?

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Old 05/01/06, 08:47 AM
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mammagoose I was just wondering why you liked those better than the others?

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ladycat, I suspect that you got one of the older models.
Yes, it's an older model Serval. I would NEVER be able to afford a few thousand for a fridge. In fact, I never have bought a new fridge of any kind. The electric ones I've had were all given to me.
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Old 05/01/06, 09:13 AM
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The older ones are suppose to be unstoppable so I would say you got a great deal.

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Old 05/01/06, 04:09 PM
 
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jnap31, because it's huge!!! Like a normal electric frig size. Ours only measures around 7 cu ft and EZ-Freeze makes 19 cu ft ones. DH did find out (talking to the AZ company) that the Amish factory is in Indiana and it can be shipped FOB to us, but we would still like to locate the maker and see if we might be able to cut out some of the middleman expenses if possible. ladycat, I know it's a lot of dough (more than my vehicle is worth), but it will last forever. There are no moving parts. Ours is a die hard, but it needs painted and the freezer compartment freezes up so quick and we can always use it in the summer kitchen or the garage. Oh, and the EZ-Freeze freezes ice cream (so I'm told)! So, I am still looking for the Amish folks who manufacture EZ-Freeze in Indiana. Thanks!

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Old 05/02/06, 01:28 AM
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have you read the recent thread on sundanzer freezers at the alternative energy forum? I would need a big freezer to when you butcher a bull it wont fit in a 5.5 cubic ft one.

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I have an EZ Freeze and I bought it from these guys. It has had a lot of problems but fortunately they are not too far from me. They actually came up the mountain and worked on it once and I hauled it out and back to them the second time. They are good guys but I can't say much good about that refrigerator. I am accustomed to trouble free appliances and this hasn't been a trouble free model at all.

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We have a gas chest freezer, not sure on the size, but we get a 1/2 beef in there.

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desdawg, can you describe the types of problems you had? Thanks!

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