Spring Cleaning Task #29: Defrost Your Freezer
There’s one simple reason to defrost your freezer — it will help the appliance run more efficiently. Yes, it sounds like a pain, but there are essentially three main steps to this once-a-year chore: Turing the freezer off and clearing its contents, wiping down the shelves and bins once the freezer has reached room temp, and turning the freezer back on and setting the thermostat to zero. Making use of the freezer’s drain plugs will help keep the mess to a minimum. If there are none, lay enough towels to absorb the water as the ice melts, and swap them out as needed.