I beg the masters' forgiveness and indulgence if this is a dumb-ass question.
We do not own a freezer, but are considering buying one. We have a small, crowded house. I think if we have a freezer, it will need to live in an outside shed.
We live in Wisconsin, where it gets dang cold in the winter (-29 degrees Fahrenheit just the other night). My theory is, great, the freezer won't have to run at all in the coldest weather.
Some folks (and a couple of websites I googled) tell me most freezers currently on the market won't work properly in a room that's less than 50 degrees F. Something about oil filled compressors?
I have other friends who tell me they keep freezers in outside, unheated buildings. The food stays frozen and and they have never had any problems.
So, what is true here? Are there freezers available that will work when housed outside?