Is it really a hatch to get things out? Or is it a hatch to lower a large block of ice into the ice box?
Both, I suppose. The opening is about 8"X10". Someday, I will probably glass over the thing. For now, I am re-doing my non-skid, so I am going to make a smaller area of non-skid on the lid as a reminder not to step on the edges of the hatch. I might try to come up with some way to latch the lid.