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Manual Defrost Refrigerator VS Auto Defrost | 6 Comparison

Do you want to know the advantage of Manual defrost Refrigerator vs auto defrost?

In this post, I’ve discussed everything about these two types of refrigerator or Freezer.

Nowadays, auto defrosts refrigerator is grabbed the most popular in the market. So, if you are in a local supermarket or online shopping page, it’s a major issue that is perfect for you.

So, after reading this post, you will understand what a perfect feature for you is. Cause there has a lot of benefit in these two types of the fridge. When it comes about, pricing, energy cost, maintenance, useability etc. more thing, this is a major consider issue. This two type of fridge has many advantage and disadvantage.

Also, if you had already purchased an auto defrost or manual defrost model, you will get many tips about maintenance your fridge. Cause, here I’ve shared special suggestion about maintenance this two type of fridge.

So guys don’t skip this post before purchasing a perfect refrigerator or getting these tips.

Difference between automatic defrost and frost free
Difference Between Automatic Defrost and Frost Free
(From Wikifridge YouTube Channel)

What is foresting feature?

I think you know about the frosting of the refrigerator. But for a beginner, I shared little about this feature. So, don’t worry, guys you can skip this step if you have already known this.
Defrost means cleaning gathered extra ice, water, or dust from into your refrigerator. If your refrigerator is an auto defrost, it will clean automatically, and for manual, you need to clean it by yourself.

About auto deforesting Fridge or Freezer:

Self-defrost is advance and smart feature that is work by an internal heating coil. Intervals its internal defrosting coil is heated, discharge ice and convert it water then eject it by a drain.

So, it doesn’t be accruing ice or water and doesn’t need to remove ice manually. It works very smartly.

Manual deforest.

That fridge hasn’t defrosted feature after a long time it accrues a lot of ice. Cause this refrigerator can’t eject ice or water.

So after a specific time, the user needs to clean it manually. It means manual defrost. And it hasn’t any extra ice or water removing drain.

Auto defrost vs manual defrost comparison.

1. Feature:

Self-Frost fridge or freezer work by a smart device. It has an eject drain, and it knows when it needs to clean. But, Frost-Free fridge hasn’t any smart device it can’t clean automatically.

2. Maintenance:

The Self-Frost refrigerator maintenance is easy by adjusting setting. And don’t need extra effort for caring it. For a long time, you don’t need to clean it. It’s reliable for you. But a frost-free refrigerator needs to extra care instead of self- defrost. Always you need to pay heed to it. So you can’t use it easily.

3. Pricing:

Self-defrost refrigerator price is so much instead of manul-defrost.

It price almost 50% extra compared to a frost-free featured fridge. So it isn’t perfect for a mini-fridge when you will find considering the price.

4. Energy Cost:

When you follow on the energy cost it much from a manul-frost refrigerator. Cause, heating coil and auto defrost feature eat extra energy, and after internal heating, it loses her cold. For this reason, it needs extra energy.

Another hand frost-free fridge is more energy-saving for without this feature.

So, for a small fridge or home uses it’s not convenient. But commercial purposes it’s a most important feature.

5. Dust Remove:

Self-frost fridge can remove extra water and frozen ice. But it can’t remove food scrap. So, you need to clean it like a frost-free fridge manually.

6. Noise Level:

Normally, a defrosting refrigerator is noisy. For this frosting time, its internal is little warming. Then it needs extra effort for cool again. For this recycling this compressor is noisy. Another hand frost-free fridge is the lowest sound.

Pros & Cons:

I’ve described everything about these two types of feature. Here isn’t any specific pros & cons. But if we want to determine by pros & cons, here are:

Pros of self-frost:

  • Easy maintenance.
  • Clean automatically.
  • Smart Features.

Cons of Self-frost:

  • Higher price.
  • Higher energy cost.
  • Noisy.

Pros of manul-frost:

  • Lower price.
  • Lowest energy cost.
  • Quiet compressor.

Cons of manul-frost:

  • Need for extra care.
  • Need to clean manually.

How to auto defrost setting setup a Refrigerator:

If your refrigerator is featured with defrosting, here isn’t need extra setup something. But, some have a customization setting. You can set defrost timing. 

And every model setting is different, so follow user guide book, which you got with your fridge or freezer. It’s very easy.

And some model has defrost button for defrosting you need to press the button. After pressed button frosting will start. It’s not auto defrost or not manual defrost also. Cause you don’t need to remove by hand, and it doesn’t frost itself without a button press.

Also, some have both features.

How to manually defrost a Refrigerator:

You can check (How to defrost a refrigerator manually) this post here I’ve details shared about everything.

And also I’ve told here little step by step how you will defrost your fridge.

Step 1: Put water to prevent and soak clothes and paper under your fridge.

Step 2: Remove all food and unplug it. Then open the door and keep overnight this way for dropping all waters.

Step 3: Now clean it very well.

Step 4: Then, plugin and keep food sometimes later when it gets cold.

Bottom Line:

Guys, I think you have got about auto defrost vs manual defrost comparison. So, judge yourself, which is a perfect model for you. Or if you have purchased any model version think yourself that you lost or gained.

I think both models have some advantage and disadvantage. So both model is good. Also, I think semi-defrost or button press defrost is a good model. Cause its usability, price, the cost is mid-level.

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