Is your freezer working optimally? When thinking of refrigerators and freezers, many Filipinos think of looking for the lowest prices in the Philippines and then just “set it and forget it.” However, you can’t just set the thermostat and hope that your fridge or freezer will work optimally. You have to maintain it to ensure efficiency at all times.
Whether you use your freezer for your home-cooked meals or you have one for your personal negosyo, you must ensure that it is well-maintained. However, you don’t have to worry about complex maintenance routines. You can follow these five maintenance tips to ensure that your freezer is always in good shape.
1. Clean the freezer regularly
To proceed with cleaning the interior of the freezer, ensure that there is no frost buildup.
Use a clean damp rag and some dishwashing liquid. Make sure you clean the interior, exterior, and all the seals. If there are tough spills and stains, you can use a spray cleaner before using a deodorizer to remove any remaining odors.
If you have a chest freezer, you may have to neutralize decaying smells. This is because some residue may have pooled at the bottom or at the corners. After cleaning with a damp rag and dishwashing liquid, place a bowl of baking soda inside and close the chest freezer. Let the baking soda sit for several hours. To eliminate even tougher smells, place a small bowl of activated charcoal. Close the lid and allow the chest freezer to run for a couple of hours.
Aside from the interior, remember to clean the condenser coils at least once a year. If there is dust or other forms of residue on the coils, the engine will not run smoothly. A buildup of dust and residue means that the unit will have to work harder and use up mor