Tip & How-To about Freezers

Defrosting a freezer

If you own a wallpaper steamer then this is in ideal and quick way to defrost your freezer, wear the appropriate protective clothing, prepare your steamer in the usual way for wallpaper stripping then just hold the steam pad against the ice, it will quickly come away in large chunks from the sides, so have a receptacle
ready to catch it all. Hope you find this useful.

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