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a frost free freezer and should you get one?
A frost free freezer
means just that... frost free. In other words, you won't have
the insanely tedious task of having to thaw your freezer to
chip off all the frozen ice when you have trouble closing
the door properly because of the frost build up.
With a frost free
freezer, there are heating elements in the freezer walls that
cycle through - normally every six hours but can vary depending
on the make, model and energy effeciency - in order to melt
any ice. There is a thermometer in the freezer so that it
won't allow the freezer to get any warmer than freezing.
Now, a frost free
freezer is very convenient however, it isn't as energy efficient
as a manual defrost. A manual defrost will also ensure the
temperature is steady rather than going through the heating
and cooling cycles, which means that if you plan to store
food in your freezer for months at a time, you may want to
go with a manual defrost. But you will have to manually defrost
every few months, something many people don't really like
It is up to you
to decide which type of freezer you prefer, as each have pros