False. That would be nice, but unfortunately it's not true. Most chest freezers are manual defrost, which means that you have to remove ice and clean it by hand. It's not difficult but does take time.If you have ice build-up in your freezer, schedule a block of time for defrosting. Upright freezers on the other hand are sold in manual or automatic defrost, but a chest freezer is the energy-saver of the two. It's also the most economical.
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