New freezer – frost free or not? I'm so confused
Sorry, this is really boring.
We are looking for a new freezer, but I’m being indecisive about whether to go for a frost free one or not.
I think the one we have is frost free (stuff doesn’t seem to end up frosty, but it does build up loads of solid ice at the bottom that I remove with a chisel every now and then). The majority of freezers we’ve seen have been manual defrost, though, which implies frost free is either (a) actually a bit of a rubbish idea or (b) good but not worth the price.
Curiously every internet forum thread I’ve found has either been fully in support of frost-free or fully in support of manual defrost. This makes my head hurt. Therefore if somebody could just say “go buy a <frost-free / manual defrost> (delete as applicable) because <insert overwhelmingly logical argument here>” that would be most appreciated… 🙂
PhilPosted 4 years agoclubberMember
Frost free as I understand it has air circulating which prevents built up of the moisture that ends up as frost. You mentioned that your frost free freezer still has ice – that probably means that you’ve overloaded it or blocked up a vent so that the air can’t circulate.
Definitely frost free IMO given that it seems to be a common option without lots of extra cost – having to defrost is a complete waste of life. I’ve had two frost free freezers. Neither have ever had any ice or frost build up and I’ve never had to defrost them.Posted 4 years agoampthillSubscriber
We have a frost free fridge freezer. It has circulating air. Brilliant IMHO. It just does the job and never accumulates ice. i think that the air is cooled before entering fridge or freezer. The water content leaves the air before entering the fridge or freezer and I believe evaporates from a tray underneath.
I think that there are inferior ways of doing “frost free” that don’t workPosted 4 years agoavdave2Member
We now have a low frost fridge freezer after previously having frost free. The reasons being it was more efficient than the frost free, had a greater capacity than the same size frost free one and was cheaper.Posted 4 years ago
Ours is a Bosch and has had one defrost after around 20 months and it was very quick. There’s a little pull down funnel at the bottom and you unclip one of the plastic shelf units from the door and it collects all the water.
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