Make Defrosting Your Freezer Easier

by Amy Gordon
(last updated September 16, 2019)

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Anyone who has ever had to go through the experience of defrosting a freezer knows how horrible it can be. Many freezers that are attached to refrigerators are supposed to be frost free, and that will usually help your keep from having to defrost your freezer very often or at all. For those of you that still have to defrost your freezer, either because you have an older one or because the frost-free mechanism does not work as well as advertised, there is something you can do to make the whole thing a little easier in the future.

Unfortunately, before you can use this trick, you have to make sure that your freezer is defrosted. This means you have to go through the waiting, the water on the floor, the scraping, trying to find a place to store your food, etc. Hopefully it will not be too bad for you, especially if you do it early, before too much ice builds up. Just remember as you are doing this that it will not be as bad next time.

Once you have your freezer defrosted, all you need is a little bit of cooking oil. It really does not matter what kind of oil you use, since all of them should work with about the same level of effectiveness. Just use whatever you have around the house. Take a paper towel or cloth and pour a little bit of cooking oil onto it. Coat the inside of the freezer with the cooking oil. Make sure to cover it completely, but also make sure not to use too much. A thin layer is the best. Any more, and your food will be covered with oil before you even cook it.

That is really all you have to do. After the oil has been coated, you are ready to use your freezer. Just use it as you normally would. You will find that less frost will accumulate, so any future defrosting will be much easier to handle.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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What is 5 + 7?

2019-09-16 12:31:53

jawarrior

I can understand why ice build-ups would release much easier if the freezer walls were coated with a thin layer of oil - much like a non-stick Teflon coating. My only issue would be the potential oily mess that could be spread around by frozen food packages that had made contact with those oily surfaces.

In my mind's eye I see a kitchen counter with oily smudges, not to mention oil on one's hands and clothing. That could be an almost DAILY issue, which could tend to be worse, overall, than the added effort of defrosting a freezer without an oil coating ONCE A YEAR, or so.


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