- Help your freezer run more efficiently
- Lower your electric bill
When ice has built up to ¼ of an inch, it’s time to defrost. Defrosting the freezer is not a difficult task but be sure to set aside several hours to accomplish it completely. It’s best to defrost a freezer that is empty or nearly empty to plan to use up your inventory before your target day.
When you’re ready to clean, follow these easy steps:
- Remove all contents. Ideally, move them to another freezer. If that isn’t possible, wrap them in butcher paper or newspaper to trap the cold and store them in a separate refrigerator or cooler.
- Unplug the freezer.
- Place bowls or pan of boiling water inside the freezer. Close the door or lid. Check every fifteen minutes.
- Once it has begun to melt, remove all ice and water.
- Wash the interior of the freezer.
- Dry the interior with a towel.
- Plug the freezer back in.
- Allow the unit to cool for at least 30 minutes.
- Return your items to the freezer.
Defrosting will increase your freezer’s efficiency and lower your electric bill!