Some uprights are not frost-free.
I've had a chest for at least six years now. I haven't defrosted it yet.
But then I don't open it very often. How often does the OP open theirs?
Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
I've heard that a non-frost-free freezer is best because it is less likely
to dry out the food over time. But I think most uprights tend to be
frost-free. I've had a chest type for a long time that isn't and have only
had to deforst a few times in its life.
I would think a chest freezer wouldn't get as much frost to begin
with. When you open an upright, all the cold air falls out, replaced
probably by warmer air with more humidity. When you open a chest, not
much happens, right?
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