As anybody who’s ever owned a freezer has known, getting the frost that builds up over usage is a bit of a chore. To help relieve the pains of yearly defrosting, manufacturers have developed frost free freezers which continually defrost the interior. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, frost free freezers have been plagued by a series of myths, which we hope to dispel.
Myth One – Frost Free Freezers Cause Freezer Burn. According to the Food and Drug administration website, www.fda.gov, “(Freezer burn) can happen when food is not securely wrapped in air tight packaging.” Most supermarket wrapping, due to its permeability, is not suitable for long term (over 90 days) food storage. Proper vacuum sealing is the most effective means of preventing freezer burn.
Myth Two – Frozen Foods Don’t Last As Long in a Frost Free Freezer. According to the FDA, “Safe food that was properly handled and stored at zero degrees Fahrenheit will remain safe.” As storage temperature is the most critical factor in preventing food spoilage, the defrost system will have no impact on how long frozen foods will last.
Myth Three – Frost Free Freezers Repeatedly That and Re-Freeze Foods. Most frost free freezer defrost cycles operate only long enough to melt frost off of the evaporator. As a result, the highest the internal storage compartment will ever rise in temperature is two and a half degrees. At normal operating temperature, food remains well below freezing point and thus safe from thawing.
Whether you are looking to store four hundred pounds of freshly purchased cow, or simply keep your grandchildren’s treasure trove of frozen treats safe and sound, Warners’ Stellian has a variety of freezers in all shapes, sizes, and configurations to provide sub-zero storage for years to come.