Defrosting of fridge / freezer

Last updated 30/03/2022 06:59


  • How to defrost my freezer?
  • When should I defrost?

Applies to

  • Freezer
  • Fridge Freezer


About 12 hours prior to defrosting set a lower temperature to build up sufficient chill reserve in case of any interruption in operation.

As an alternative, use Frostmatic or FastFreeze function (if available)

A certain amount of frost will always form on the freezer shelves and around the top compartment. Defrost the freezer when the frost layer reaches a thickness of about 10-15 mm.

1. Remove any stored food, wrap it in several layers of newspaper and put it in a cool place

2. Switch off the appliance or pull out the electrical plug from the wall socket. 

CAUTION! A temperature rise of the frozen food packs during defrosting may shorten their safe storage life. Do not touch frozen goods with wet hands. Hands can freeze to the goods.

3. Leave the door open. Protect the floor from the defrosting water e.g. with a cloth or a flat vessel.

4. To speed up the defrosting process, place a pot of warm water in the freezer compartment. In addition, remove pieces of ice that break away before defrosting is complete.

5. When defrosting is complete, dry the interior thoroughly.

6. Switch on the appliance and close the door.

7. Set the temperature regulator to obtain the maximum coldness and run the appliance for two or three hours using this setting.

Only after this time put the food back into the freezer compartment.

Warning message: Never use any sharp tools to remove the ice.

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