I just discovered that my ice cube tray has been leaking. There is significant layer (1/2" thick) of ice underneath it. It's about the same dimensions as the tray (5" x 12").
Is there an easy / quick way to remove the ice?
- I imagine that the ice will slowly vanish over time because it's a "frost free" freezer, but I'm looking for a quicker solution that that.
- I am loath to chip at it with anything too sharp. I punctured a freezer doing that one time in college.
- I had thought of aiming a hair dryer at it, but it seems as though that wouldn't be very effective.
- I would rather not unplug my refrigerator to let the whole thing thaw.
To clarify, I did not know that some units allow the freezer to be turned off independently of the refrigerator. As Stan suggested in his answer, this may be an option.