How to properly defrost the freezer

Perhaps you have the common situation: because of the layer of formed ice, it becomes increasingly difficult to push the freezer containers. At some point, you understand that it must be defrosted (if this does not take much time and effort). Today we will tell you useful tips on how to quickly get rid of ice in the freezer and store the products for the time of defrosting.

Is it necessary to defrost the freezer?

Before answering this question, let’s figure out why the ice is formed in the freezer. The blame for everything is the moisture that enters the device in two ways: when you are placing products and when the door is opened regularly. It gradually settles on the walls of the freezer and turns into ice, it complicates the advancement of containers with products. In addition, because of the formed ice, more electricity is required to maintain the set temperature in the freezer compartment. Therefore, the longer you do not defrost the refrigerator, the more electricity it consumes.

How often do you need to defrost the freezer?

To avoid the formation of a large layer of ice and maintain energy consumption at a low level, it is recommended that the best upright freezer be thawed once or twice a year. It is possible that defrosting should be done more often if there is a high level of humidity in the room. It is worth noting that regular repetition of this procedure will allow maintaining the optimal freezing capacity (the number of products in kilograms that the refrigerator is able to freeze per day).

What to do with frozen food during the defrosting of the freezer?

Before defrosting the freezer, you must completely free it from the food. Such a moment cannot be better suited for organizing a delicious holiday for your friends and relatives. Or, perhaps, you have a friendly neighbor, ready to allocate a little space for food in your refrigerator. Also, you can pack products in newspapers and store them in a cold place or leave them in containers that have been removed from the freezer compartment with ice packs, which will reduce the rate of thawing.

Simple advice: winter is the best time to defrost the freezer, as low temperatures will allow you to keep food (at this time of year they can be temporarily placed on the balcony), making the entire defrost process more efficient and easier. If you have a refrigerator with SuperFrost function, activate it 24 hours before defrosting.

How to properly clean the freezer?

After you remove the remaining ice and meltwater, the freezer will be ready for cleaning. For this purpose, it is better to use warm water with the addition of a small amount of liquid for washing dishes.Never use vinegar and similar means: they can eat plastics. After cleaning, rinse the interior with normal water, and then wipe dry.

Your freezer is now ready for use again. Insert the plug into the socket and press the power button. The refrigerator will take time to reach the working temperature. As soon as it reaches the required value, it will be possible to place food in the freezer. Please note that unfrozen food should not be subjected to freezing again, as in this case, its quality will deteriorate significantly.

Forget about unfreezing forever thanks to the NoFrost technology from Liebherr. Using our tips, you can easily unfreeze the freezer. But if you want to avoid such a laborious process, we recommend choosing a Liebherr refrigerator with NoFrost technology, which will forever forget about defrosting the freezer.