Freezer Repair

Freezer Repair

Freezers should last an average of 16 years. If you want to buy a new freezer the best time of the year to do this is in and September and October. That is when the appliance manufacturers usually reveal their new lines, which means that the older models will usually go on sale during this time.

Another great time for appliances buying is on the holidays: Labor Day in September, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving and Black Friday during November and also often on the Fourth of July.

However, most of the most common freezer problems like the freezer are either too cold or not cold enough, it’s frosting up, causing freezer burn and frozen food leaving a bad taste in your mouth, can be sorted out very quickly.

8 Biggest Mistakes you Make with your Freezer:

01

Setting the Temperature Too High

For long term food storage, you should set the temperature on your freezer as low as it can go. If your ice-cream is too hard to scoop, keep it in the freezer door where the temperature is a little higher.

02

Not Wrapping Food Properly

Removing as much air as possible from your packed food is key. Whether you’re using aluminum foil or plastic or Ziplock bags, make sure to smooth all the packaging and squeeze out any excess air. If you’re using a Tupperware, try to fill it up almost to the top to avoid the freezer burn at the top, but just make sure not to fill it all the way to the top, the food will need room to expand as it freezes. Make sure to re-wrap food properly when there are leftovers in a package that you need to put back.

03

Waiting Too Long to Freeze

Food that gets too old won’t miraculously get fresh when frozen, it’ll still taste old when you use it again.

04

Opening the Freezer during a Power outage

Foods that have defrosted (even though still icy cold) should be used and eaten promptly. If you have doubts, rather toss the food than get sick!

05

Defrosting at Room Temperature

Food should be defrosted in the fridge or microwave oven, as bacteria may start growing on the surface even before it’s fully defrosted.

06

Freezing Food in Big Clumps

If you freeze foods like cookies, hamburgers or strawberries on a baking sheet and put them in a freezer bag after they’ve gone hard, it’ll stop them from clumping together.

07

Keeping the Freezer Overpacked or Nearly Empty

If a freezer is too full, the air won’t circulate properly, and if it is too empty the freezer will have to work much harder to cool all the empty space.

08

Freezing Food Too Long

Write dates on containers and bags when you freeze food. Rotate items in your freezer to put the oldest food in the front.

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