How to keep / delay ice from forming in chest freezer?

13 years ago

I just got a smaller chest freezer, 5 cu ft. It already has that thin layer of frost around the top edge.

Was wondering if there was any tips on how you can prevent/delay the inevitable ice build up that I know will occur with the unit having to be defrosted.

I checked the web - thought maybe there was a solution one could wipe the interior with that would help keep the ice from forming but only came up with one suggestion that doesn't sound very convincing - a sugar and water mixture.

I would think that there would be something, possibly one with some salt since they use that to de-ice things, but then I'm not sure how that would effect the interior of the freezer.

Any tips you can pass along, please do.


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