It has the shape of a valve or a funnel and is very practical, but manufacturers rarely explain how to use it.
Have you ever noticed that your freezer has some sort of valve or funnel at the bottom of the unit? This element is actually a very practical aid for defrosting your freezer. How to use it? To defrost your appliance, empty all the drawers, open the door, then unplug it to stop it working. At this point, some people leave the freezer out so that all the water melts. This is when the valve or the funnel will come in handy. It must be opened or pulled out when the defrosting process begins. Its location and appearance vary by freezer model, so you can look it up yourself or check the manual. Once the drawers are removed, you should be able to see it with no problem.
Place a container below. A baking tray is ideal because it can partially fit under the freezer. However, protect the threshold of the freezer with a towel to prevent water from spreading on the floor of the room. When all the ice has melted, wash the inside of the freezer with washing up liquid and put the drawers back in place. Plug the device back in once everything is completely dry. So you've effectively defrosted your freezer, preparing it for the months to come.
Why defrost the freezer? Freezer drawers not closing properly and seeing thick ice on the walls? It's time to defrost the unit. We usually do this when something bothers us, but this procedure should be done at least once every three months. Appliances without ice consume less electricity and rarely break down. Less energy means lower bills, and believe it, a freezer uses a lot of electricity. In addition, in a clean device, the food deteriorates much less and is much tastier. If it's been a while since you defrosted, that's a sign to think about it.
However, not all freezers are the same. Before starting your cleaning, check if your device has the "No Frost" function. Most very newer devices have it, which means you don't have to do anything with them, they are designed to prevent ice from forming. However, if you have an older device, you need to defrost it from time to time.