European AC Refrigeration
(formerly called ConServ)
*ConServ/Vestfrost is no longer being imported in the U.S.
Made by Vestfrost of
Vestfrost refrigerators have been discontinued in the U.S.A. Click
information on a stainless steel alternative model, imported by
Summit Appliance. Click
here for information on Energy Star-listed euro-style
models, also produced by Summit, available in white and
ATTENTION owners of older-model Vestfrost models!!!
If you have
been looking for replacement handles, we have found a
website in Great Britain offering two types of handles that
may fit your older Vestfrost refrigerator. Go to
to see two available handles.
The plastic universal handle featured on the above website
did not earn very good reviews, but the metal handle appears
to fit the bill. Unfortunately, it isn't cheap,
selling for just under $45, not including shipping.
But for those of you who have looked high and low for
replacements, you know there aren't any available in the
U.S., and espares may
be the only place on the planet that carries Vestfrost
replacement handles. If anyone out there has found an
alternative, let us know!
The manufacturer (Vestfrost
of Denmark) recommends a minimum clearance of 1/2" around
the sides and back and 2 to 3" overhead, so the unit may
properly dissipate the heat it gives off. More clearance is,
of course, just fine.
How to Defrost A Vestfrost
Defrosting is a pretty simple procedure and
takes maybe 20-30 minutes. First, unplug the refrigerator.
Then put your frozen goods in a cooler. Next, put hot (but
not boiling) pans of water into the freezer. There's a
little flap in the front of the bottom of the freezer that
you can fold out so the melting ice will flow into a pan,
but I usually do that and put an old towel around the front
to catch any dripping water. After 15-20 minutes or so (30
at most if there's a lot of ice build-up) you can easily
remove the ice that's left, wipe it down and plug it in
again, returning your frozen goods to the freezer. It won't
hurt the 'fridge to be unplugged for a while (but it's
important that it remained unplugged for at least 20 minutes
or so; short times without power, like 5 minutes or so, can
be hard on the compressors according to the manufacturer).
By the way, the more full your freezer is, the more
efficient it operates--even if you are just storing ice in
Keep it Full!
Never run any refrigerator or freezer
from any manufacturer when it is empty. You should
always have something inside each compartment (at least
a few jugs of water or something like that). Air alone does
not retain enough cooling for the thermostat to properly
sense the temperature; your compressor will end up running
much more that necessary. Also, your freezer will operate
more efficiently if full; if you are the sort who doesn't
have many goods in your freezer, add sacks of ice to keep it
full. It will cycle less and use less electricity. And, if
there is an extended power outage, you will be the toast of
your neighbors as you will have ice to spare.
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