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The trick to defrosting a freezer in a few minutes without effort


 

The trick to defrosting a freezer in a few minutes without effort
To maintain your freezer and increase its lifespan, it is important to defrost it when necessary.

Indeed, the frost that accumulates on the walls of your freezer impacts the performance of your equipment.

Especially since this can lead to excess energy consumption which will increase your electricity bill. That said, find out how to defrost your freezer easily and in no time.

Frost forms each time you open your freezer when humidity seeps inside it. So even fresh foods stored in our freezer can release moisture.

Upon contact with cold, this humidity transforms into frost which accumulates on the walls of the freezer. If it is not equipped with an automatic defrosting system, it becomes essential to defrost it manually.
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Why is it important to defrost the freezer?

When frost accumulates on the walls of the freezer, it forms an insulating layer which causes a reduction in heat transfer between the air inside the freezer and the refrigeration system.

That said, for your appliance to maintain the indoor temperature at the same level, it must consume more energy.

In addition to causing excess energy consumption, the accumulation of frost leads to poor preservation of food and reduces the lifespan of the freezer.

Also note that a layer of frost of just 3 millimeters increases the freezer’s power consumption by 30 to 40%. That said, it is recommended to defrost the freezer as soon as the layer of frost reaches 2 to 3 millimeters.

How to defrost the freezer quickly?

Before defrosting the freezer, you must first unplug it or put it in standby mode, in order to avoid incidents.

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Also remember to empty your freezer and store your food in coolers or insulated bags, to keep them frozen while you defrost your appliance.

However, be careful to avoid using a hammer or sharp objects to dislodge the ice. This could puncture or puncture the freezer walls.

Instead, use a wooden or plastic spatula. Also, don’t forget to put a mop at the bottom of the freezer to mop up any water that will spill.

If the layer of frost is not thick, you can simply keep the freezer door open, after unplugging it for 24 hours. The lack of electricity and the rise in temperature will cause the ice to melt.

To go faster, you can soak a sponge in hot water and rub the walls of the freezer to soften the ice.

It is also possible to fill a spray bottle with hot water to spray it on the walls to melt it. Using a wooden spatula, knock off the frost which is starting to soften.

On the other hand, if the layer of ice is thick, it is advisable to use boiling water. To do this, boil water in a saucepan and place it in your freezer, taking care to place it on a trivet.

Then close the device and leave to act for approximately 10 minutes. Finally, using a wooden spatula, loosen the blocks of ice which are starting to melt.

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What to do after defrosting the freezer?

After defrosting your freezer, it is important to clean and disinfect it to eliminate bacteria that causes bad odors.

To do this, mix three parts water, one part lemon juice and one part white vinegar. Soak a microfiber cloth in this solution and pass it over the walls of the freezer to disinfect them and remove dirt but also to deodorize your household appliance.

Also remember to clean the various accessories of your freezer such as the compartments. Then, dry your device properly with a clean cloth, without rinsing, to avoid the appearance of humidity which causes the formation of frost.

Take advantage of cleaning your freezer to check the condition of the seals to ensure that your freezer is properly sealed. After cleaning your freezer, all you have to do is turn it back on.

Thanks to these tips, you will be able to defrost your freezer in a short time, without damaging it in order to improve its performance. You will also be able to save energy.

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