Monday, March 26, 2012


Marathon, FL 24º42.366N | 81º5.669W

A marine refrigerator offers an unwelcome bit of time travel back to the days of defrosting the freezer, drudgery nearly forgotten in our culture. Thank goodness.

I've tried all the various theories for speeding up defrosting, including a blow dryer, pans of steamy water, salt, saltwater, finally falling back on the hardest but most effective: patience. It was always a 12-24 hour ordeal.

So, last time when I had my head down in the freezer complaining loudly, Chip says, "Just put a candle in there."

And would you believe, it defrosted in about two hours, not even long enough for the refrigerator compartment to warm up much.



Brilliant! Thanks, Chip.

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