Your refrigerator starts to lose ice even in the top? This means that it’s time to defrost it. Ignoring the problem could lead to very serious consequences. Over time, the accumulation of ice, in fact, may interfere with the functioning of the appliance. If your fridge is “no frost”, that is equipped with self-defrosting, of course you will have the job much easier. If not, read this guide, we will explain step by step how to defrost your fridge.

First, you must empty the refrigerator and the freezer. You can cover the food with a blanket of wool to avoid food being defrosted while thawing. Use of old rags or, better still, of the newspapers to collect the water and absorb it. Pull the plug and take care not to get a shock. Started, therefore, to clean the refrigerator from the top down and washed in part all the shelves. As the ice melts the water absorbed with rags. To clean the fridge, help you even better with a spatula. To facilitate the melting of ice put the basins of warm water in the freezer.

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But what are the best products for cleaning? You should know that you do not need to spend money on expensive products. Water and vinegar are fine. After cleaning, you can reactivate the socket and turn on the fridge, preferably to a temperature not too low. If the temperature is too low, in fact, the foods in the refrigerator could forgive thaw in seconds! Regarding the freezer, instead, wait for it to form a layer of frost. When you see this layer can be certain that you have reached the optimum temperature. At this point you can re-introduce the products.

A tip: if you can let thaw before leaving or at least in a period when the fridge is almost empty and you have consumed a good portion of the food in this way you will avoid thawing . Alternatively , if it is really necessary to defrost to avoid any damage to the refrigerator, but your fridge is full of food because maybe you have been shopping recently, you may ask a neighbor you trust to stock the products to complete defrosting of the refrigerator .