Don’t you love opening your freezer to find it looks like a scene from Ice Age inside? Yeah, we didn’t think so. If you don’t have a self- defrosting freezer, you’ll have to take a day every so often to do the job yourself. In case you’re not sure, here’s how to defrost your freezer.
How to Defrost a Freezer
Take the Food Out
This is potentially the hardest part, especially if there is a lot of ice build up. Remove all the food and place it in a spare freezer or your fridge — or you can just cook some of it.
Take Out the Removable Parts
This is when you turn the freezer off too. Once it’s off, remove any drawers or shelves from the freezer and set them aside to wash later on.
Melt the Ice
This is probably the most time-consuming part since you have to wait while the freezer defrosts. If you’re in a hurry, you can pour small amounts of hot water on the ice or use a hairdryer to melt it faster. You can also use a towel to catch any dripping water.
Clean the Interior
As the ice melts, use a spatula to chip off the larger pieces and place them in your sink to melt further. Don’t scrape too hard though or you’ll risk damage the freezer. Once all the ice is out, wipe down the freezer and the removable parts with a cleaning solution.
Let it Dry
Allow your freezer to dry completely before turning it back on. Once it’s dry, replace everything you took out, and turn it back on to use.
If you’re in need of freezer repairs, call the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service for help. We’ve been serving Long Island and NYC for 75 years, so you can trust us with your repair needs. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at 866-782-9376.