How To Manually Defrost Your Refrigerator Or Freezer

During defrosting freezer

Most new refrigerators and freezers come with an auto-defrost feature, but there are still older models in many of our homes without this added luxury. Manually defrosting your appliance from time to time can help prevent freezer burn, and even add extra storage space if there is a thick buildup of frost.

Here is how to manually defrost your refrigerator or freezer:

  1. Unplug the unit. This will help save energy during the process.

  1. Remove everything from the interior. Store items in a cooler with ice or in your second refrigerator (if you have one).

  1. Surround your appliance with towels. As the frost melts from the inside of your refrigerator, water can begin to puddle on your kitchen floor.

  1. Keep the refrigerator/freezer door open. This will allow warm air to enter, and slowly heat up the ice until it melts. This will take at least a few hours, you may want to do it overnight. You can speed up the process by using a hair dryer if you desire.

  1. Once the ice has melted, clean and dry the interior. Thoroughly wipe down the inside walls and shelves using a soapy rag, and fully dry with a clean towel in order to prevent mold.

  2. Restock your refrigerated and frozen items. To help keep your food fresh for as long as possible, stock it in accordance with this organization chart.

Are you experiencing problems with your refrigerator or freezer? Whether the auto-defrost feature is not working, or the freezer is not cold enough to make frost in the first place, the refrigeration experts at Speedy Subzero can help. We serve all of New York City and Long Island, so give us a call today at 866-782-9376.

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