The freezer itself is excellent and is perfect for our circumstances. Fairly compact and whisper-quiet, it is perfect for garage placement and I am sure would be fine both inside the house as well as outside as long as it was under cover. I can not vouch for the temperature extremes yet as it is the colder season here in SC but I am fairly certain it would survive just fine as long as it isn't continuously exposed to the direct summer sun.
The controls are mechanical and there is no temperature gauge or light, I wasn't really looking for bells and whistles when I bought the freezer, just needed extra room for frozen food and something that could survive in my garage.
Now for the 3-star rating and why I didn't go with a 5 (which it truly could be). After the freezer was delivered and set in place I went to stack some fish in there and it rocked back and smacked into my wall. I figured the support legs just needed to be adjusted but to my surprise, one of the brackets that held the adjustable support legs was completely missing (see pictures). It looks like it came from the factory without it installed as there is no evidence of hardware ever being installed in the designated holes for the bracket. GE does produce excellent products and this may have just been an error within their process, but none the less any product sent to the customer should include all of its parts and pieces.
We have been searching for awhile for the right freezer chest and this one checked all our requirements. It has a light outside to indicate power power is on, has two good size trays, and has more than enough storge space. It is also garage ready up to 110 degrees but in the end we opted to put it in our laundry room since we had the space and it also provides us with a folding surface! Highly recommend this freezer.
This GE 7 ft.³ freezer Is exactly as described, and is perfect for our garage. It arrived in great condition. I look forward to using it for many years. GE has always been a trusted brand for our family.