We bought this freezer to keep in the garage to allow for extra freezer space. I love having it. It holds a ton of food. I love being able to stock up on whole chickens or ground beef whenever they go on sale without having to worry about whether I have room or not. It is great to be able to have frozen pizza, freezer meals, and tons of sale-priced meat at my fingertips. It is a breeze to defrost, although I feel like the water goes everywhere. Since I have nothing valuable in my garage, the water doesn't bother me. But if you had it on carpet, it would be a disaster. And it seems to need defrosting every 3 months or so, which seems frequent.