It's said that we should close liquids when we put them into fridge that has no frost system (no ice formation in the freezer).Or ice will appear and the fridge will not serve that long.
At the same time there are forms for ice cubes in my fridge, in the upper shelf of the freezer. They're open, so I supposed to pour water and leave this water exposed to the freezer. I think if I'll use them I'll harm my fridge, I'll have to defrost it or may be even fix it.

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    Did the ice cube trays come with the freezer? It would be very strange to supply an accessory that shouldn't be used
    – Chris H
    Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 8:04
  • @Chris H yes it did. But, you know, some people fix cars the others say my never been broken, perhaps because they use them with different intencity.
    – R S
    Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 8:17

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In short, it's within design tolerance.

Frost-free freezers work by generating a periodic warm-up phase which lets any ice melt. The water is then drained to near the heat exchanger, which will then evaporate it off outside the freezer body.

Ice cube trays don't generate sufficient additional water vapour within the freezer compartment to compromise this process - except in the runners directly surrounding the trays themselves, which for some bizarre reason don't seem to ever stay as frost-free as the rest of the compartment;)

  • Why they don't in the freezer, but would do in the main department?
    – R S
    Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 16:38
  • Sorry, I'm not sure what you're trying to say. Don't do what in the freezer? & what 'main compartment'?
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 16:40
  • Why ice is not going to form in the freezer because of cubes, but on the other hand it would form in a coldstore. Why there is such a difference?
    – R S
    Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 18:48
  • Sorry, I really don't understand what you are asking. What do you consider to be a 'coldstore'? You're adding new terms without sufficient explanation as to what you need.
    – Tetsujin
    Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 18:50
  • by coldstore I mean the bigger compartment, where you'd put a grilled chicken and a lemon juice. I don't understand why liquid is bad for the bigger compartment, but not going to do anything to the freezer.
    – R S
    Commented Jan 11, 2021 at 8:10

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