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Easy Way to Defrost a Freezer

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Does your freezer ice up periodically? If so, you’ll love this trick!

When your freezer is empty and frost-free, spray the sides with non-stick cooking spray. The next time you need to defrost your freezer, the ice and frost will just slide off the sides of the freezer.

Hopefully there won’t be any need to unplug the freezer, spend hours chipping away at the ice, or messing up your towels trying to prevent the melting ice from leaking all over the floor. Instead you just have to find something fun to do with all the time you’ll save!

Photo Credit: dan4th


  • Penniless Parenting June 25, 2010, 12:27 am

    Thank for this trick- I’ll have to pass this on to my friend who regularly has to chip ice away out of her freezer. fortunately my freezer isnt of that variety.

  • Melissa June 25, 2010, 7:06 am

    Neat tip! Our standalone freezer requires manual defrosting, and it’s not a job that anyone looks forward to. :)