I think chest freezers fall under the sub forum "equipment," but please feel free to move this if it's in the wrong place. I recently got my hands on a ~18 cubic ft chest freezer for FREE, I just had to pick it up. Lightly used, I plugged it in last night and it seems to be working great. I really don't want to keep it inside, as space is limited and I have no garage. The internet and it's forums are split on whether or not it will drastically affect the appliance or the contained food, the slight majority saying it'll be fine depending on the make and model of the freezer. I've looked for freezer covers and didn't find much - I figured the appliance needs ventilation, but there a vented grill covers, so... I live in Central/North Florida, so it doesn't get THAT cold, and I can keep it in my covered porch to reduce exposure to heat. It does rain enough where the backsplash can get the freezer wet, so I'm thinking an awning or gutter or both to reduce the backsplash. Not much I can do about the humidity, it does cause condensation to build up on the freezer tho. I'd imagine plenty of ya'll have ran into this question before. Does anyone have any information or thoughts on the subject?