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(Domestic) Defrosting

I know I should know how do this but it's never come up before (the joys of always moving I guess).

Our freezer needs defrosting. How do I do it?

Do I just swicth the whole thing off and let it flood everywhere? Do I do something else?

You know kids, sometimes being an adult isn't all it's cracked up to be.

I may have to ring mummy tomorrow for assistance.


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Dec. 6th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
as a modern man and partner
Yep. What he said.
*looks up*
Dec. 6th, 2005 12:32 am (UTC)
Bless you!
(pinches cheeks)

OK Defrosting Freezer, Guide for Blokes.
Step 1- Buy a copy of the Daily Mail, or the Express or other paper that peddles lies, racism and how lovely celebs are/how fat/ugly/stupid normal people are.
Hold onto this.

Step 2- Remove/eat all goods in fridge/freezer. Ice cream must be ate at once.
Do not do anything except eat the ice cream.
This is a priority man.

Step 2a- Finding the bowl of something in the back of the fridge which seems to have turned green is a good time to throw it out.
For the record finding stuff with green bacteria in the back of your fridge is grim, but NOT as grim as finding stuff with pink bacteria growing on it. You really don't want to know what that means.

Step 3- Once empty take your crap newspaper and spread all over floor below Fridge/freezer. Get UNDER the bugger with it as well.
Also- keep it a few pages deep near the fridge.
How far does the paper go?
As you are a Bloke its best to give it some distance- we blokes find defrosting odd, and leave it for a while- MUCHO water coming. A good four feet is sweet.

Step 4- Pull the plug; open the doors; walk away.

be aware you cats will get nervous at the cracking noises the ice makes; stale smells are sometimes usual.
So is LOTS of water.

have spare shite paper to add to you existing piles. You cannot have enough paper.

Step 5- When ALL the ice is gone, gather up the paper and black bin bag it. Have mop available because the floor will be wet (tip- do not wear socks while doing this- they will get soggy and you WILL have soggy foot smell!)

Step 6- stick food/booze back in fridge.

Step 7- Restock ice cream.


Hey- trust me on this!
I have been trained by several girlfriends!

Dec. 6th, 2005 12:36 am (UTC)
LOL. Thanks for that!

Btw, we seem to have made a young lady warm inside. Although I'm not sure if it's the character reference eitehr of us was looking for :p

Dec. 6th, 2005 02:23 am (UTC)
Just so you know, some newer freezers have a hole in the bottom and some even have a little pipe to stick in the hole which controls the flow of the water into a tin or bowl. Check for this before flooding the kitchen. Also as ice falls out dont wait for it to melt and flood the kitchen, simply put it in the sink to defrost there.
Dec. 6th, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
Yup... all of the above advice is exactly what I would say. I do, however, have a tendency to attack the ice as it is defrosting with a hammer and chisel (or flathead screwdriver) to get out large chunks of ice and save more water from getting on the floor.

I should point out here that slipping with the chisel or screwdriver and putting a hole in the side of the freezer is *not* a good thing...
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Dec. 6th, 2005 09:00 am (UTC)
You could also put a plastic washing up bowl or similar into the freezer to reduce the amount of water that the towels/newspaper have to absorb.
Dec. 6th, 2005 10:09 am (UTC)
if yer gentle with it, try moving it towards you, and tilting it back slightly, means less on the floor, but means you have to get the water out, which can be grim.

less mopping though....
Dec. 6th, 2005 01:08 pm (UTC)
House-trained blokes
Seeing as you guys are all so skilled at defrosting freezers, how about coming round and defrosting mine next :)

Dec. 7th, 2005 03:13 am (UTC)
Re: House-trained blokes
Well, would LOVE to, but the art of defrosting is practiced by us house-trained blokes when IN a relationship.
Otherwise we sit around with our hands down our trousers, enjoying the smell of our old socks and watching the ice grow!
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Dec. 6th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
Handy piece of advice: use newspaper to wrap the goods you are going to remove from the freezer - it works wonders in keeping food from going off while you defrost the appliance. :)
Dec. 7th, 2005 03:18 am (UTC)
Never had a flood.
The absorbant qualities of the Mail/Mail on Sunday have never failed me.
See it can be used for SOMETHING!
(It can also be used to do two other things-
1- Emergency outdoor bog paper
2- To wrap up the food with the pink bacteria (see above) in 590 layers of newspaper before throwing the entire thing out (that includes food, plate and newspaper).
Oh and for the record- I have never had pink bacteria in my food. But I have sen it in others fridges.
And refused to eat in their house again!
E V E R!!!)
Dec. 6th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
Also some freezers have a drip tray or channel wher the watter will run, so you might catch som water there. Another bit of advice, give it a good scrub out once defrosted. it may stink badly after all the ice has melted.

Dec. 7th, 2005 11:49 am (UTC)
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