Is there a big, thick layer of ice on the walls of the freezer? Then it is necessary to thaw! In the run-up to the holidays, you immediately make extra space for the goodies. Below you will find a step-by-step plan and tips for the best freezers of the moment.
That thick layer of ice can grow in your freezer to the point where you barely have room for your food. More important reason to defrost regularly: The freezer uses more energy. Shame if you invest in an energy efficient model.
The ice cover is formed mainly in the summer. The warmer air in the environment contains more water molecules, which also freeze when you open the freezer for a while.
1. It’s all out
To get started, empty the freezer completely and pull the plug out of the socket. The best reason to do this in the winter is that you can put your food outside if it’s freezing at night. If it does not freeze, you can thaw the food in the refrigerator. Contrary to popular belief, you can definitely put it back in the fridge afterwards (unless it goes bad).
Typical mistake for beginners: underestimate the amount of water that comes out of this device. So put a mop in front of the freezer and squeeze it regularly. Sliding a narrow baking tray underneath also works well.
physical labor time. Take a spoon or ice scraper from your car and scrape off the ice. Do not use sharp objects such as knives; It’s not supposed to make holes in the walls of the freezer. Also, work calmly to avoid hurting yourself. If you have gardening gloves, your hands will thank you. Is it really a block of ice? Put a bowl of boiling water in the freezer before you start. This will speed up the process.
When the snow is gone, you can still clean the freezer with warm water and soda. Dry with a well-absorbent cloth: the more moisture you leave, the more you give the inevitable next layer of icing a boost.
The best freezers
a look at Tweakers The best refrigerators at the moment.
This article previously appeared on this site on December 7, 2020.
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