The defrost dilemma: Keeping your freezer in top condition

Reclaim your precious time, money, and effort with LG, as the Frost-Free Side by Side Fridge removes the hassle of defrosting your fridge freezer.

Chances are that you own a refrigerator with a freezer compartment. In fact, it is probably one of the most essential appliances in your home. However, amidst your array of household chores, have you taken the time to keep your refrigerator in good working order?

Taking good care of your refrigerator means regularly defrosting both the refrigerator section and the freezer section. But do you really need to add “defrost freezer” to your to-do list? If you own an older model refrigerator, then yes, you certainly do. Leaving your frozen pizza, ice cream, and chicken nuggets to be consumed by a wall of ice is only going to do damage to your freezer. All defrosting takes is a little preparation, some hot water and patience to get rid of those annoying ice crystals.

If you’re wondering why your freezer is getting all icy, there are a few possible reasons for it. One is putting warm food in the freezer without letting it cool down, and another is if the freezer isn’t sealed properly. One of the main reasons that your refrigerator is beginning to look like the chilly landscape of the Antarctic is warm air meeting cold air. This is caused every time you open and shut your freezer door.

Is it high time you defrosted your fridge freezer? Below are some handy tips to help you tackle the task:

  1. Make preparations. Switch off your refrigerator, take out all the contents, and find a safe storage place like a cooler bag. This is a great time to get rid of expired or freezer-burned items.
  2. Wait or use hot water. Of course, you can sit back, relax, and wait a few hours for your freezer to defrost. Or you can place a bowl or pan of hot water in your freezer to speed up the process.
  3. Prepare for melting. Place some old towels on the floor around your refrigerator to soak up the icy water. Additionally, you can also use a mop to soak up the ice as it melts.
  4. Give your freezer a proper clean. Once you’re satisfied with the defrosting process, use a mild cleaning detergent and warm water to clean the inside of the refrigerator. Be sure to wipe everything dry with a rag. Once you’re done, switch your freezer back on and return everything inside.

Fewer chores with a frost-free cooling system

Regularly defrosting your freezer may not be the most difficult task, but it’s still another annoying chore that needs to be done. Might there be a way to maintain your fridge freezer without the hassle, mess, and wasting precious time? The easiest solution to this problem is a fridge with a dynamic frost-free cooling system, like the LG frost-free side-by-side fridge in a stainless steel finish.

“This appliance features a system that keeps air circulating in the fridge and freezer using fans. This ensures ample ventilation and no condensation in the fridge section, while also eliminating unwelcome ice build-up in the freezer,” explains Carol Guedes, Head of HA Sales at LG Electronics South Africa. “Advanced refrigerator technology like this means no more wasted freezer space, sky-high electricity bills, and nasty odours.”

LG’s frost-free refrigerators can also prevent food from quickly becoming spoiled. “Thanks to the LG Multi Air Flow technology, it doesn’t matter where you store your food in the fridge—whether it’s on the top, middle, or bottom shelf—it will be evenly cooled, helping it stay fresh for longer,” Carol Guedes, adds.

“You can forget about defrosting your fridge manually with LG's state-of-the-art self-defrosting technology,” Carol Guedes, concludes. “Having an amazing fridge like this will save you time and money, giving you the freedom to focus on what’s most important to you.”