how to defrost a freezer that is full of frozen meats ?

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  • nappa
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    If you have room in refrigerator freezer move them there or as many as possible , the rest put them in a cooler with ice packed on them, freezer should defrost on few hours, food will keep fine until it freezes back up

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Put the meats in a cooler and cover it with newspaper or alternatively, dry ice.

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  • denise
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Its best to defrost a freezer when its nearly empty. Then you can put the few frozen things in a chiller/freezer bag whilst the freezer is clean & defrosted.

    If you have access to space in another freezer [a neighbor maybe] that would be helpful too.

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  • 6 months ago

    Remove EVERYTHING, place it all in coolers and defrost the freezer.

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  • olivia
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    When thawing frozen food, it's best to plan ahead and thaw in the refrigerator where it will remain at a safe, constant temperature — at 40 °F or below. There are three safe ways to thaw food: in the refrigerator, in cold water, and in the microwave.

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  • 6 months ago

    You'll either have to transfer the meat to another freezer if you want to keep it, or thaw and eat it. If it's gone bad just toss it, unplug the freezer, and leave it open. Dont forget to remove the plug in the bottom so water doesnt stand in there

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  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    Remove the contents of the freezer as quickly as possible and store it all together in containers (insulated ones if possible). If you have some to hand, pile newspapers, towels or blankets on top to keep out the warmth.

    Defrost the freezer as quickly as possible, dry it out and turn it back on. As soon as it feels colder in there that it does in the room replace the contents.

    Food doesn’t instantly thaw. Remember, if the power goes off, food in the freezer should stay frozen at least for twenty four hours. Doing what I said the food should stay frozen for several hours, easily long enough to defrost the freezer.

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  • 6 months ago

    Buy or borrow enough good coolers to hold the meat. Put the meat in them, packed with as little airspace as possible. Close coolers. Unplug the freezer. Use a hair dryer to hasten the ice melt. Plug freezer back in. When cold, reload the meat.

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Put everything in a big cooler (add ice if you have it) then put pots and pan of boiling water in the freezer (unplug the freezer of course) . Replace the boiling water when it cools - pull ice from elements until it is all gone. Plug freezer in and add meat.

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Get a large cooler at Walmart or Target, or borrow one from a friend. Partially fill it with regular or dry ice (you can purchase that at a 7-11). Put the meats in the cooler. Then start defrosting the freezer. The meals will stay frozen for long enough to do your defrosting.

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