If you’ve ever had ice build up on your freezer, it can become a problem super fast. But before you start chipping away at the ice, check out this life hack that will make the entire process a lot easier and quicker.
So, our deep chest freezer started frosting up because the door wasn’t sealing completely. As a result, warm air started seeping inside and coming in contact with the coils, causing it to ice up. We fixed the sealing problem but still needed to get rid of all the ice! Then my mother in law gave me a great idea. Here’s what we did.
#1: Wrap your freezer food in a blanket
You don’t need to move all of your freezer food into a different freezer. That is just plain silly. Since there entire process only takes about 30 minutes, just wrap your food in a blanket on the ground. That will keep everything insulated enough while your defrost the freezer.
#2: Place boiling pot of water in freezer
Unplug the freezer and then place a big pot of boiling water into the bottom of the freezer and then shut the door. The heat and steam from the water will quickly start to melt the ice inside the freezer. Leave the pot in the freezer for 20 minutes.
#3: Wet vac and clean the freezer
When you open the freezer, all of the ice should be melted. So next on this life hack is to suck all the extra water up with a wet/dry vac. If you don’t own a wet vac, just soak all the extra water up with a couple of towels.
#4: Put all the food back in the freezer
Last but not least, put all of your food back the freezer. Take this opportunity to throw away any old freezer food and organize everything. These deep wire freezer bins can make it easy to keep all of your food organized. Then, you’re done!
I literally completed this life hack of defrosting my deep freezer in 30 minutes. It was so easy and I felt so much better. Check out my full video on how to defrost your freezer below.
What life hacks do you have that help you in your life? Leave your comments below.
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