In this article we will answer the commonly asked question:
‘how to clean a freezer?‘
If you’re looking for tips on cleaning your fridge then click here for the best way to clean my fridge.
There’s really no need to clean your freezer as often as your fridge. Its much less used than a fridge and you are less likely to spill things in it.
Unless you have a frost-free model you will have to defrost it time to time. The more frequently you open the door the more frequently you will need to defrost it. Its worth checking the manufactures notes on defrosting. The correct temperature for the freezer to run is -18°c.
Step by step guide to cleaning your freezer
We recommend doing this when food stocks are low and the weather is cooler.
Step 1: Remove any unwanted frozen food
Step 2: Put any food you are keeping in cool bag or box
Step 3: Either use a steam cleaner (read our steam cleaning buying guide if you don’y already have one) or stand bowls of very hot water on tea towels on the shelves to steam off the ice more quickly. Catch the drips in a bowl at the bottom
Step 4: If you have to scrape off any ice don’t use anything too sharp as you may damage the freezer
Step 5: Wash the drawers with warm soapy water
Step 6: Once the ice has melted wipe down the inside and the clean the door seal with either a steam cleaner or toothbrush.
Step 7: Vacuum the external cooling coils at the rear of the freezer, using a soft brush attachment. This make the freezer work more efficiently and saves energy.