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Old 05-30-2012, 09:50 AM   #1
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How often should your fridge be defrosted?

How often should your fridge be defrosted?

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Modern refrigerators and freezers are frost-free. You never have to defrost a refrigerator, only a freezer if it's not frost-free. If there is a frost buildup on the walls and shelves of your freezer that's more than 1/4" thick, you should defrost.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:58 AM   #3
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I have one that still needs to be defrosted. I'd say once per week is a good idea, so I discover all the things in there that I had forgotten about, before they go bad. In reality though, I only get around to defrosting it twice a year, when the lump of ice in the frozen part becomes too much of an obstruction.
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Modern refrigerators and freezers are frost-free. You never have to defrost a refrigerator, only a freezer if it's not frost-free. If there is a frost buildup on the walls and shelves of your freezer that's more than 1/4" thick, you should defrost.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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We have an old stand-up freezer. I defrost it once a year... or when I can't get something out because there's either a stalactite in the way or it's frozen to the shelf.
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We have an old stand-up freezer. I defrost it once a year... or when I can't get something out because there's either a stalactite in the way or it's frozen to the shelf.

I use the same approach.
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