I never had to do this before...I knew I would have to eventually, but I figured it was a trade off (sweet long lasting vintage fridge vs boring quick to break new one). I remember my mom doing it and making a real production out of it so I was prepared to make a mess and take a while. Boy was I wrong. It took maybe an hour and wasn't all that messy. I wrote a blog post about it in case someone like we that never had to do this before needed a little direction. So easy! I can see why someone that hadn't made a decision to buy a freezer that would need this knowing they had a choice to get a frost free might choose to go to a frost free, but I really don't see the big deal. I will be looking for new seals since we need them, and will do it more often, but I was surprised it was as quick as it was.
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Current home: 1950's Summer Cottage turned year round home (the Cottage)
-@ 700 sq ft, heated with a wood stove, on the shore of Lake Ontario
Previous home: 1920's Vernacular (the Old House)