Summary: This freezer does just what it should -- keep things at around 10 below zero, according to the cheap-o thermometer I keep in it. It defrosts easily about twice a year -- I probably only take around 30 minutes to unload it, then scrape all the accumulated frost off with a wooden spoon and put it in a bucket. You wipe down the inside and plug the electric cord back in and replace the frozen goods.
Excerpt: We had a huge old freezer that ate up energy. The new one is smaller(takes some careful shopping!) and I assume uses less energy, so we save on buying less and using less hydro. I do wish it had more baskets in the bottom part to separate items.