Defrosting a fridge chez Mulley

Defrosting a fridge takes too long. So bring in a hairdryer. But standing around with a hairdryer is not efficient when you can be doing other things while that’s happening. So tie the hairdryer to a chair and set it off. Today’s OCD moment is brought to you by carbon footprints and rising sea levels:

21 Responses to “Defrosting a fridge chez Mulley”

  1. Back in my student days, I moved into a place with 2 friends – GW and The Cabbage. The freezer compartment of the fridge was frozen solid. You couldn’t even slide a knife in. The Cabbage devised an ingenious method of speed-defrosting.

    You take 1 can of Lynx, 1 cigarette lighter and1 crazy friend to hold the front of the freezer compartment down and you… (well you can figure that out for yourself).

    You get a bit dizzy with the fumes after a while though.

  2. I’m crying inside….

  3. […] Via Twitter, Mulley shows us where his inventiveness and incredible time management skills come from: his mother. He also posts about it here. […]

  4. Grannymar says:

    How come I never thought of that?

  5. Grandad says:

    You do realise that all that melting ice is going to cause sea levels to rise by about fifteen feet?

    I hope you have notified the National Disasters People??

  6. Maman Poulet says:

    That’d be Willie O’Dea right Grandad? He’s in charge of all those things…

  7. Trinity says:

    Dude, you need to invest in a fridge that has a built in hair dryer! 🙂

  8. Des says:

    I suppose just turning off the freezer part and going out for a few pints whilst it melted wasn’t techie enough ?

  9. Damien says:

    Oh I’m highlighting the madness of my mum in this. I threatened to film this if she went ahead. She did. I did. I should have filmed the electricity meter going around too.

  10. Darren says:

    In January I defrosted my freezer. To avoid it taking the whole of January, I got up early one morning and chipped away at it. It took hours!!!

    I’ve decided, your mother’s not mad – she’s time efficient!

  11. Gamma Goblin says:

    Keeping the fridge plugged in while you’re defrosting it, an interesting approach. You may find this post stimulating also.

  12. Mark says:

    I defrosted my freezer just yesterday. I relish the task. I don’t subscribe to the hair-dryer approach, but with bread knife in hand, it’s the best stress-relieving exercise I know.

  13. […] to defrost a refrigerator I was reading a post the other day that made me cry, so I decided a post on the subject was needed. While using a hair dryer to defrost a fridge is a […]

  14. Ben says:

    Whats a freezer?

  15. Brian says:

    I sense a new freezer defrosting product being introduced to the market. Watch out D, Your mom will make millions.

  16. paul says:

    is the fridge still on ? I think I can see the light on in it. It’s much easier to defrost the fridge if it’s turned off.

  17. Damien says:

    Defrost mode on a fridge means it needs power.

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  19. Eddie says:

    I used the knife technique before, punctured the lining and had to throw the whole thing out because all of the refrigerant gas escaped 🙁

  20. Wow, that’s a trick I could use. I usually put a bowl of boiling water in to defrost the freezer quickly.