the fridge i am currently using is one of those ancient ones that require manual defrosting.
For the past couple of days i have been thinking that i would tackle that job “soon”.
This morning i woke at 3am and remembering the time it takes for the fridge to defrost i had the idea to unplug the fridge and open its doors to begin the defrosting.
A few hours later having emptied water from the collecting tray a few times i felt like returning to bed.
I checked the fridge’s progress. About 50% done. Hmmm. What to do.
If i did the placing a pan of hot water in the freezer to speed things along it would probably be done in an hour.
But i didn’t feel like spending the next hour replacing pans of hot water and emptying the collecting tray.
Then i had the brilliant idea to close the doors to the fridge which was quite cool and delay the defrosting till i woke properly.
A few hours later i woke and checked the fridge. The collecting tray needed emptying but otherwise everything was fine. No mess. Yah !
So i once again opened the fridge doors .. and went grocery shopping.
When i returned with my groceries the collecting tray was full once again including sheets of ice that had fallen from the outer edges of the freezer.
So i emptied that and then wiped the sheets of ice from the inside of the freezer
and voila the fridge was defrosted.