This is the way we defrost our freezer… So early in the morning!


Yes, mundane and non-thought-provoking, I know. However, I had no clue how to do this for years. I thought maybe someone else was in that predicament too, so I figured I would share how I get the job done. The ice buildup had jammed the fan and our refrigerator suddenly became intolerably loud. So I rigged up this handy-dandy little setup, and within about 10 min. our refrigerator was frost-free and humming quietly. To offer some explanation to the picture, that’s a hair dryer, propped by a box of baking soda, and a folded towel in the bottom of the freezer to catch all the melted ice. I turned the hair dryer on high and had myself a nice little cup of coffee while I waited. When I came back all the ice was melted and the towel was wet , so I used it to wipe down the inside of the freezer. And voilà !: Mission accomplished. :0)

Posted on September 9, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Nice! I burned up a hair dryer trying to defrost my a/c unit one summer.
    Never would have thought about freezer. It was probably overall cool enough to keep it from overheating. And…. I’m ditzy enough to have forgottten towel, nice touch!!!

  2. This was much safer than the *first* time I tried to defrost a freezer… with a knife. It was surprising to me what a LOUD hissssssss you hear when all the freon comes rushing out of a teeny weeny hole punched through the freezer wall!
    Yep. Hairdryers are definitely better tools for this job. :0) (because I don’t have the patience to just *wait* for the ice to melt! Really though, then the fridge stuff gets all warm…)

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