Upright freezer: Pantry or Basement?
I'm trying to decide between having my upright freezer in my pantry (located between kitchen and formal dining room) or the basement. The kitchen has a large refrigerator with a built-in freeze with ice maker. We're planning on getting an additional freezer-only (no ice maker) fairly small - about 14 cf, probably Frigidaire or GE and my dilemma is where to put it. The walk in pantry is about 7x6, so the freezer would fit, though take up considerable space (30"x30" footprint). On the other hand, it would be nice not to need to run downstairs whenever I needed something from the freezer.
Considerations are noise and convenience. Any opinions?