Defrost and remove the ice from the freezer

Older refrigerators, freezers or fridge-freezer combos in particular suffer from the formation of a thick layer of ice on the side walls, which can also spread to the food (freezer burn). This is primarily due to the moisture that forms inside the devices due to the cold air. This can result in doors or drawers no longer opening or closing properly. Even modern devices with an automatic defrost function or no-frost technology will develop a thin layer of ice over time. Another disadvantage is that power consumption is significantly increased as a result. Regular defrosting and ice removal will extend the life of your freezer, chest freezer, or refrigerator. 

With the dry steam cleaner, you can steam the ice away in no time, and that means perfectly cleaning and disinfecting at the same time.

Store frozen food in a cool place

While the freezer is defrosting, the frozen food must be stored in a cool place to prevent it from spoiling. The best time to do this is in winter or early spring when it is cold outside. You can temporarily store the food on the balcony or patio. Another option is to temporarily store the perishable food with ice packs in a cooler or in a basket. 

Quickly defrost the freezer with a dry steam cleaner

Cooling appliances such as freezers, chest freezers or the ice compartment in the refrigerator should be thoroughly cleaned and defrosted regularly – at least once a year. 

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How to clean and remove the ice from your device step by step with the dry steam cleaner from Thermostar and melt the ice:

  • Switch off the freezer or pull the plug out of the socket.
  • Then remove all the frozen food from the refrigerator, freezer, chest freezer or similar device and put it in a cold place.
  • Remove the drawers or all moving parts and leave the door open, because that will speed up the process of defrosting the freezer.
  • Then place absorbent rags or towels under the device to catch the melted condensation so that spillage doesn't get out of hand.
  • Place the steam scraper on the steam lance and carefully run it over the icy surface of the freezer compartment at maximum steam. The hot steam will remove the layers of ice from walls, ceilings and floors in a very short time – easily and without any stress.
  • That also means that you will be cleaning your cooling device hygienically and without chemical agents.
  • Before switching on the defrosted freezer again, dry it with a microfibre cloth, otherwise the next batch of ice will build-up again quickly.
  • Wait until the appliance has reached the correct temperature again before putting the food back into it.

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