Defrosting the refrigerator. When and how to do it right?

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Defrosting the refrigerator. When and how to do it right?

Defrosting your refrigerator is an essential activity if you want to enjoy a functioning appliance for a long time. How to defrost a refrigerator properly? Read on to find out!

A refrigerator is an essential appliance that is sure to be in the equipment of every home. When buying an appliance we choose one that we will be able to use for at least 10 years.

An integral part of using a refrigerator properly is knowing how to take care of it. The same as other electronic devices need to be checked and repaired, it is necessary to clean the fridge and defrost it. Refrigerators from the old days were characterized by the difficulty of keeping them clean. Newer models can be defrosted as often as every 6 months.

How long does it take to defrost a fridge?

Defrosting a refrigerator is an activity that requires a lot of patience and calmness. First of all, you should read the information on how to properly perform its defrosting, which can consume up to a dozen hours!

The electronic market also offers us “no frost” refrigerators, an absolute phenomenon among home appliances. These are modern refrigerators that have an air circulation system built in at the production stage to protect the equipment against the accumulation of ice inside

No frost guarantees us that the defrosting of the refrigerator does not have to be done as often as with other models. This does not mean that we should completely abandon thorough cleaning. This type of device should be cleaned at least twice a year.

Defrosting the refrigerator in a few steps

This is a time-consuming activity that needs to be planned well in advance. First of all, it is about not accumulating too much food and using up the existing stock. Often, defrosted food that has not been kept at a low temperature for a long time is not suitable for eating or re-freezing.

  1. In the first stage of defrosting, the cooling level should be set to 0. It is imperative that the refrigerator is unplugged. Remember to keep the plugs away from the water station.
  2. Empty the refrigerator of food before you decide to proceed with the defrosting process. Place previously frozen food in a thermal bag in the coolest place in the house to ensure proper conditions.
  3. Remove containers and drawers from the refrigerator and begin cleaning. Use warm water in combination with dishwashing liquid. Do the same for the inside of the refrigerator. Make sure the containers are completely dry before you put them back inside the appliance. Otherwise, damp or wet items will be covered in ice, putting you back to square one.
  4. The final step is to thoroughly clean the outside of the refrigerator. Do this as soon as the fridge is thawed inside and thoroughly wipe down the front of the build.

Take special care to leave the fridge open until the interior is completely dry. To make this happen faster, you can scrape the ice with a blunt object or place a bowl of hot water inside to speed up the process.

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