Defrosting A Freezer
While appliances have been a huge improvement in the home, there are still some care and maintenance they need to keep working properly. If you have had an older model of a freezer, you are probably familiar with the ice and frost buildup that happens. Newer models are equipped with innovative settings that allow for automatic defrosting without putting your food at risk. It is important to stay on top of the buildup and not allow too much to take over your freezer.
If you have noticed the presence of ice and frost and it is time to take care of it, here is a basic guideline of how to take care of it. Defrosting a freezer isn’t hard, but it can feel like an inconvenience. First you will want to remove all the food from the unit and store it in another one until the unit in question is taken care of and properly re-cooled to the right temperatures. After it is empty, you will unplug the unit and place towels around it to catch any drips or spills. Wait for the freezer to defrost and melt the ice. Once it is melted enough you will want to wipe out all the extra water and moisture.
After thoroughly drying out the unit, plug it back in and set it to the proper temperature. Freezers should be set at zero degrees Fahrenheit to five degrees Fahrenheit. It is a good idea to purchase a separate temperature gage to help you monitor the temperature inside the freezer more precisely. After the unit has cooled to the appropriate temperature, you may replace your food items in the freezer. It is important to keep tabs on the temperatures inside the freezer to protect your food and make sure it is in the proper range to avoid excess ice buildup.
Remembering to keep the freezer shut as much as possible is another way to help your freezer from building up ice and frost. The air outside the freezer has a higher moisture content than what is inside the freezer. Make sure to check the seals on the door and wipe up spills and messes as soon as they happen.
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