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 liker 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 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.
And that was my most interesting fridge defrosting experience ever 🙂