It's a Good Idea with Angela ObererHow to Defrost Your Freezer Tip #1215Hi there, I'm Angela Oberer and I'm about to defrost my freezer.
Can you see all thisbuild up? Well after awhile it makes getting food out of the freezer a pain.
It's got tobe done, so let's just do it.
Let's scoot the freezer out and unplug itso we are not dealing with live electrical currents, and this will help the freezer thawout more quickly.
Then you'll want to grab a few coolers orbins to put food in while you're defrosting your freezer.
It's easy to sort the food as you go.
All the frozen fruits in one bin, frozen meatin another, and so on.
This will make finding food again easier as well.
We've got a garbage can over here to tossall the outdated food in, and we have all the frozen food over here ready to sort.
So you can defrost your freezer just by letting it thaw out on it's own, or you can use ahair dryer.
Just make sure that you're not too close to the electrical coils, and thatyour cord is not in any water that might drip.
You can also use bowls of boiling water tocreate steam to hurry up the process, but today's a hot day, and the freezer is in mygarage, so we'll just let nature help us out.
While the freezer is thawing, I will cleanthe shelves in the door and put all the frozen food back in the door.
That way that's doneand out of the way.
Check to see if your freezer has a hose plugin the bottom, This you can hook up to a hose and run through an open window and outsideif your freezer is in the house.
Mine is out in the garage so we'll just wipe out the water.
No big deal.
And to hurry up the process, so my food doesn'tmelt, I'll use this plastic spatula and cookie tray to scoop out the leftover ice.
The plasticspatula will keep me from damaging the coils in the freezer.
While the rest of the ice is thawing, I'll go through each bin of food and check to seewhat's inside.
I have two coolers, the one in the back is for food my family can eatover the next couple of weeks and the cooler in the front is the food that goes back insidethe freezer.
So with all this food, I don't have to gogrocery shopping for a week or two, and I can save money by buying in bulk at storeslike Costco and Sam's.
Eat some now and freeze the rest for later.
Once the freezer is thawed out, this is a good time to wipe down the freezer walls andcheck the door seal to make sure there are no leaks.
Then it's time to put all the food back in, plug the freezer back in, and we're done!Once you have the coolers out, it's a good time to clean them and get them ready forthe next use.
So now my freezer is clean and defrosted,and this will make my freezer run more efficiently, and that will save me money on my electrical bill.
So defrost your freezer on a regular basisbecause not only will it save you money on your grocery bill, because you'll be able tobuy in bulk, but it will keep your food fresh by rotating it out every so often.
And that my friend, is a good idea.
It's a good idea.