To maintain the efficiency of your integrated or freestanding freezer, it is a good idea to defrost your appliance regularly. Depending on the model you own, your appliance may do this automatically. However, you may need to defrost your freezer manually. We’ve put together this handy guide to help you defrost a freezer or fridge freezer.
Before defrosting your freezer, it is important to refer to your appliances manual for guidance. If you have misplaced your manual, don't worry you can download your appliance manual here.
How to defrost a fridge freezer: To defrost your fridge freezer, simply follow the above steps. Please note that it is always best to refer to your manual for guidance of how often this should be carried out, as each model may differ.
The importance of keeping your freezer clean and ice-free cannot be overstated. By defrosting your freezer you can free up more space for your groceries, whilst also ensuring that your freezer is running at maximum efficiency. Excessive ice acts as an insulator in a freezer, meaning your appliance needs to work harder to keep your food cold. As a result, the lifespan of your appliance may be reduced and your energy bills will increase.
We recommend defrosting your appliance twice a year or when a frost layer of around 7mm (1/4”) has formed. This will allow the appliance to function correctly and free up any space that the ice may be taking up.
Alternatively, some Beko freezers feature our Frost Free technology. Defrosting the ice build-up in your freezer is a time-consuming and frustrating job. Thanks to our Frost-Free technology you won’t have to worry about manually defrosting your appliance. To discover more, explore our range of Frost-Free freezers.
Defrosting your freezer is a time-consuming and frustrating job. However, there are a few simple tricks you can follow to accelerate the defrosting process.
Firstly, when your freezer is unplugged and emptied, open the door, remove the drawers, and place a fan nearby, allowing the air to circulate inside the appliance. The air circulated will be of a higher temperature than the freezer, meaning it will encourage the ice to melt slightly faster. Please note, it is important to position your fan at a safe distance away from the freezer, making sure the melting ice does not touch the fan.
You can also speed up the melting process by increasing the temperature inside your freezer. To do this, place hot water in bowls or glasses inside your freezer, making sure you have plenty of towels and a suitable container for the water that will be created from thawing ice.
Although you may wish to speed up the process of defrosting your freezer, it is important to allow the appliance to defrost on its own. Whilst this may take several hours, this is the best way to ensure your freezer is properly defrosted without damage. Do not use sharp objects to remove ice as this can damage the appliance.
The process of defrosting a fridge freezer is very similar to the process followed to defrost a standard freezer. The only difference is that you will need to remove all items in the fridge and store in a cold box until the process is complete. To defrost your fridge freezer, follow the below steps:
Before defrosting your freezer, it is important to refer to your appliance’s manual for guidance. If you have misplaced your manual, don't worry you can download your appliance manual here.
Replace any frozen food, making sure to use/discard any defrosted food. You can also replace any items removed from the fridge compartment.
For safety reasons we recommend turning your fridge freezer off whilst it is defrosting. The only alternative to this is to invest in a freezer or fridge freezer that features Frost Free technology. Using an automatic fan, our Frost-Free technology removes warm air from your freezer when it enters, preventing ice build-up and ensuring that there’s no need to manually defrost or turn off your appliance. To discover more, explore our range of Frost-Free freezers.
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