How To Defrost Your Freezer?

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Why Does Your Freezer Over Freeze?

A freezer with too much ice can cause limited space for your food, cause a mess when you take out frozen items and can be quite a headache if you leave it untouched.

Now the reason your freezer over freezes is due to 2 main reasons. Either you are leaving your door open for to long, your door seal is broken allowing warm air to enter or you consistently keep putting warm and moisturized foods back into the freezer. The reason this causes ice to form is because both air and warm food products carry a lot of moisture that once frozen under cold temperatures begin to form ice crystals.

When you leave your door open or if your gasket door seal is broken or not properly concealing the cold air, air moisture can enter and start to build up ice. The same thing happens when you freeze frozen packets that have already been warmed up and you place it back into the freezer.

5 Steps To Defrosting Your Freezer

Step 1: Unplug Your Freezer Or Refrigerator

Unplugging the freezer will allow the freezer to stop working as you will be keeping the door open for quite sometime. This will also help melt the ice enough for you to easily scrap it.

Step 2: Empty Your Freezer Completely

The second step is to remove all of your food items from the freezer. Ideally you find a way to keep these food items in another cold environment like your cold/storage room or at least in your refrigerator as a last resort.

Step 3: Let The Ice Melt Faster With This

Once you have scrapped off the remaining ice, now it is time to clean it up. If you can get in the habit as a homeowner to defrost your freezer every 6 months you will be doing yourself a favor down the road.

Step 4: Scrape By Hand Or With A Defrost Drain

Once you have scrapped off the remaining ice, now it is time to clean it up. If you can get in the habit as a homeowner to defrost your freezer every 6 months you will be doing yourself a favor down the road.

Step 5: Clean Up The Remaining Ice

Once you have scrapped off the remaining ice, now it is time to clean it up. If you can get in the habit as a homeowner to defrost your freezer every 6 months you will be doing yourself a favor down the road.

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