My husband and I decided to buy and extra freezer to keep out in the garage when our fridge/freezer combo started to get overpacked. After checking out prices, we went with a good sale and a brand we were familiar with. We have had the freezer for over a year now and have had no problems. Recently, we had some excess ice build up, but all we had to do was turn the freezer setting to a little warmer, and we've had no problems since. We were able to fit in a about 50 pounds of venison in the freezer, along with a several pounds of ground, frozen pizza's, frozen chicken, several frozen lean cuisines, and a dozen or so steaks and roasts, with room to spare. The freezer operates quietly, and is mostly energy efficient. You will notice a slight influx in your electric bill, but that is to be expected when running something with a good capacity. It really is a great way to stock up on food and freezer items as they come in on sale, or in our case, when a hunt goes well for my husband.