They are all about the same (very low maintenance and cost). Get a manual defrost chest freezer – not a frost free or an upright. They use little energy and are very efficient.
I have a 3.8 cu ft chest freezer. The frost free’s & uprights use more energy then the others.
From:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Cassie Homer Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2007 3:09 PM To:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com Subject: Budget101.com : Freezers I have considered getting a small chest freezer. I have always hesitated because I have been concerned the electricity it would consume would outweigh the economical benefits of the freezer.