Originally Posted by Maverick2272
What is the importance of it not being a frost free freezer? Is it because the auto defrost cycle may take it above the safe zone temp?
Just curious because most new fridges are frost free, so if that feature is effecting how long you can keep frozen goods...?
I don't think so. I think he was referring to freezer burn and a quality issue. The very outside might thaw, but it surely wouldn't get above 40 degrees unless something was seriously wrong with that freezer.
However, in a couple of years, it might do that quite a few times and I would guess you might notice some dehydration on the outside.
Frankly, I don't think anyone really purposely holds food that long in a freezer. I eat more chicken than any other meat and it would be long gone before 6 months.