The weekend is nearly here, and what better way to kick it off than defrosting your freezer?
If you own a manual defrost freezer it is essential that you defrost your freezer at least once a year, or when there is more than one fourth of an inch of ice in a large area. This is important as built up ice can be a waste of valuable space in your freezer along with making freezing of food less efficient.
Here is a 10-step breakdown of exactly what you need to do to most efficiently and quickly defrost your freezer:
- Turn off freezer
- Empty freezer – Throw out products that you will not use in the future. And place the rest in freezer bags
- Remove shelves, trays and drawers where possible – Take the time to wipe these down
- Prevent puddles by putting newspapers at the base of the freezer
- Wait for the ice in the freezer to melt. To speed up the process remove some of the loose pieces of ice with a hot cloth
- When the freezer has completely melted mop up any water
- Clean freezer use this time to clean out and dirt that might have built up since the last time you’ve cleaned it
- Dry freezer
- Check seal on freezer
- Turn freezer back on, returning any food removed