I defrosted the freezer on Saturday, and took the opportunity to photograph one of the drawers while it was empty! It is a mystery to me exactly why they make the fittings on many fridges and freezers so flimsy. Unless it is just that the extreme temperatures cause the plastic to become brittle? I don’t know. Does anyone else have problems with their freezer fittings?
My freezer has a drop down door for the top shelf, and two pull out baskets below.
Both baskets are wire framed with a solid plastic panel on the front. And both panels have cracked along the stress points at the side. This meant the fronts were loose, and things fell out.
Bob has drilled some holes, and fixed the panels more firmly to the mesh with cable ties. Everything is fine now – and the repair meant I did not need to buy new fronts for the freezer baskets. They cost £25 here – which seems a ridiculous price!
Thanks Bob, you are a genius!