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Frost free or manual defrost freezer: Which is better?

12 years ago

We got an energy star rebate to replace our upright freezer and are having a hard time finding a replacement.

We currently have manual defrost b/c I learned years ago that your food keeps longer (less freezer burn). But I can't find an energy star manual defrost. Is this a problem? Will my food deteriorate that much faster? Are newer freezers better at storing food without causing deterioration?

Also, does anyone know of a good, medium-size freezer that meets energy star ratings? Around 13-15 cu ft.


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