Updated: Dec 1, 2020
I have had a lot of people ask me about the various 'kit' that I use, so I thought it might be helpful to pop it all in one place.
I want to start by saying that none of this is necessary to get you started with overhauling your Freezer.
When I began on my journey of creating The Full Freezer, I used what I had.
Tupperware lids and baking trays instead of freezing trays; normal baking parchment instead of reusable; regular ice cube trays instead of the super cool ones below (I know, I know, I’m a total freezer geek).
BUT if you are going down the path of Freezer Filling then you may like to invest in some of the items below.
Some, I strongly recommend that you get (e.g. thermometers, knife sharpener and mesh tents).
Some are practical investments that make life easier (e.g. freezer trays/organisers and special ice cube trays).
Some are a higher investment but will save you so much time in the scheme of things (e.g. food processor).
I am also often asked about freezer bags, so I have covered these too.
You can use any freezer bags, but I strongly encourage you to think twice before stocking up on standard supermarket freezer bags. Although they can be reused, they can't be recycled.
Reusable silicone/PEVA freezer bags also have their own failings, so I have my preferences at the moment which fit my practical requirements and support my eco-desires (somewhat!)... read on to find out what I use!
These are all simply items that I have invested in over time which I feel bring me value.
Invest in it all, or ignore it – the choice is 100% yours!
Disclaimer: Some of these products/services feature affiliate links (marked with an *), meaning if you choose to purchase them, I will receive a small commission. What you need to know, is that they will cost you no more, and I swear on my Freezer that I will only ever promote products and services that I genuinely believe are useful and that I have used myself.
I don't think I ever sharpened a knife before I met my husband (that's not meant to sound sinister!). His parents got us some really nice Global Knives* for our wedding, and we realised that they were probably something we should really look after!
We got this knife sharpener, and have been using it ever since (over 6 years). I genuinely couldn't believe the difference sharpening our knives made to the ease of chopping stuff up (those that have always used a knife sharpener will probably be laughing at me right now, but I genuinely had no clue!).
Also, for those not in the know... your knives should not be put in the dishwasher as it will damage them!
This is quite genuinely one of my best investments. Not sexy. But completely necessary.
If your fridge or freezer aren't cold enough, then they're not preserving your food properly. It was only through having a fridge thermometer that I knew that the bottom drawer of our fridge (for some inexplicable reason!) was 9°C, when the rest of the fridge wa