I've got a milestone b-day in a couple of months and I'd like to treat myself to something big! I am looking to buy a freezer, probably upright because of the ease of access to food and the smaller floor footprint. Also, the freezer at the bottom of my fridge is getting jam-packed! I do store a lot of flours and grains in there, especially during the warmer months. Anyway, it'll go in my unheated garage. The size will probably be approximately 16 - 18 cu. ft. Anybody here have experiences they'd like to share with me? Any that you liked (or that you'd steer clear of?) I assume I'd get an auto-defrost, but would there be any reason for me to consider a manual defrost (does the defrosting take a lot of time and effort?) Any observations or experiences you'd like to share would be greatly appreciated!