Posted 7/29/2020 16:23 (#8403281 - in reply to #8403013) Subject: RE: thawing ice
I use a plastic fry pan utensil to loosen the ice off the sides of my freezer. I think that would be safer than using a putty knife.
When growing up, when my Mom would clean the freezer, when every thing was out, she would set a bucket of hot water inside the freezer, then close the lid. (Freezer turned off.) The hot water would help loosen the ice on the sidewalls. Come back after a little while and pry the ice off. Put it in containers, and go dump it.