Thank you, Uncle Bob. I don't know why, but I'm really struggling with this Frost Free vs. Not Frost Free decision. I've read a lot of stuff all over the web... and a lot of the 'advice' is contradictory. The convenience of Frost Free is a strong attraction, but it seems that it also comes at a certain cost in terms of longer term storage. The Not Frost Free seem cheaper to run, have fewer things that can go wrong
, and would be a 'greener' choice... so that is also attractive.
I guess I'm now leaning toward the Not Frost Free variety. If it only has to be defrosted once or twice a year, it can't be THAT inconvenient... can it?