Defrosting a refrigerator is actually very easy - and it's worth it.
These tips and tricks can save you money.
, a few details must be observed in order
not to damage
defrost your fridge
, you can save money with a few tricks.
Offenbach - There is a
in pretty much every household today.
are too rarely
Not only can this be expensive, it can also shorten the life of the refrigerator.
With such an expensive device, this is extremely annoying.
Why should you defrost the refrigerator?
should be cold in the
, but sometimes it gets too cold and a
layer of ice
This layer of ice can cost money because it insulates the
so that more
needed to keep the cold out.
that has a layer of ice in it
consumes up to 50 percent more electricity
- and therefore costs at least 50 percent more money.
What helps with a
layer of ice in the refrigerator
But how do you
It's actually not difficult if you follow a few tips.
How often should a refrigerator be defrosted?
A spatula or spatula can help when defrosting the refrigerator.
But be careful when using it correctly.
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should be defrosted once a year.
If it is
, it may make sense to defrost it every six months.
Long-term planning is important.
Because certain foods
outside of the
An alternative to refrigeration should be available - or no food in the
When should the refrigerator be defrosted?
Two times are therefore particularly suitable for
: before a long vacation or in winter.
Before the holiday, the
often empty, perhaps the food available is also suitable for a delicious "leftover meal".
In winter, on the other hand, there is a practical way to store food elsewhere.
Namely on the balcony, the terrace or in a cool cellar.
Temperatures of 4 to 6 degrees are sufficient, because a
It should of course be colder for the freezer.
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Frozen food on the freezer compartment can be stored in a freezer bag (available in every supermarket) or in a cool box with ice packs.
If necessary, it is also sufficient to wrap the frozen food in newspaper or blankets so that it maintains its temperature.
With a bit of luck, the neighbors will have a place for the temporarily homeless food.
How does the defrosting of the refrigerator work?
When all the food that belongs in the refrigerator * has been brought to a safe place, the actual
defrosting can begin
It is important to
Otherwise it continues to produce cold, which on the one hand consumes a lot of energy, but in the worst case can lead to the thermostat overheating and breaking.
The most convenient
way to defrost
is to simply leave the door open.
Then the ice liquefies bit by bit.
But if you have little time - for example because the food shouldn't stay out of the refrigerator for too long - you can also speed up the process.
Defrosting the fridge: This trick works really wonders
A trick that may not immediately occur to you:
a saucepan or bowl with hot water in the
and then close the door.
Another, but more energy-intensive, option is a hair dryer.
It is important not to come into contact with the thawing water, as this can
In addition, the plastic should
not be heated too much
, as this
Caution is advised with "mechanical" tutoring during defrosting.
layer of ice
to work with a screwdriver or other metal devices is not recommended, as quick to the coating or inside is the
Then you no longer have to
, but buy a new one.
What to do with defrosted water after defrosting the refrigerator?
ice layer in the refrigerator
is not too thick, it is often enough to use a few towels or dishcloths to catch the water.
If there was a little more water, then a deep baking sheet is a good choice; water can also be
in the vegetable compartment after the
refrigerator has defrosted
Many refrigerators also have an extra drain for the defrost water.
If a thick
layer of ice
in the refrigerator
, the ice can also be
and then removed in pieces.
It is important to proceed carefully and to loosen the chunks of ice with a scraper or spatula.
The tools should be made of plastic or wood so as
not to damage
The dissolved ice can then be disposed of in a bucket or the sink.
Clean the refrigerator after defrosting
Tips against #food waste - No. 3: hygiene in the refrigerator.
Cleanliness helps ensure that #foods last a long time.
Use the next few days to clean your refrigerator.
You will need water, vinegar and a rag.
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defrosting the refrigerator
, it is advisable to clean it immediately.
Warm water, a cleaning cloth and all-purpose cleaner, vinegar or detergent are sufficient.
Caution is advised with aggressive cleaning agents, because they can
the material of the
A positive side effect:
not only does the
, it also removes unpleasant smells.
By the way: The seals should not be forgotten when cleaning.
To extend their shelf life, they can be rubbed with baby powder after cleaning.
defrosting the refrigerator
, the question
arises: “How do I get rid of yellow spots in the refrigerator?” Because these become visible over time and are
In this case,
baking soda will
The discolored areas must first be moistened and then rubbed with baking powder.
A short polish is then sufficient in most cases.
And if not, there is no need to worry: the stains are not dangerous, they are just not nice to look at.
What do you do to prevent the refrigerator from icing up?
So that the effort of
not in vain, there are simple tricks to prevent the
from coming back so quickly.
For example, a thin layer of oil - for example olive or sunflower - or baking paper helps to prevent freezer compartments in particular from icing up again.
The baking paper also insulates, but only to a very small extent, so that the benefit is far greater than when a thick
layer of ice forms in the refrigerator
Proper care for the refrigerator
With these tips on
, you should be able to take
better care of
and not only save money.
The service life can also be extended in this way.
At least as important as correct
attention to how long food stays in the
The time span ranges from a few hours to several days.
But maybe you will soon no longer have to worry about it when refrigerators think along, as a research project of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Food (BMEL) intends to do.
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