The whole point of your refrigerator is to keep your food fresh as long as possible. But if you are not using some of the features it was made for, you may be missing out. Here is how to take advantage of basic fridge features to make food last longer.
Store Dairy Products At the Back of the Fridge
Your refrigerator’s shelving system was set up on purpose. Certain areas get cooler than others. It may be more convenient to keep your jug of milk in the door, but that could actually make it spoil faster. Keep your milk and dairy products on a shelf in the center of the fridge, near the back.
Use Your Crisper Drawers Correctly
Every fridge has crisper drawers specifically to keep vegetables fresh as long as possible. Some have humidity settings, and if you have those, make sure you are using them correctly. High Humidity settings are for veggies like asparagus, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, green beans and leafy greens. Low Humidity settings are for the harder fruits and vegetables like apples, avocados, melons and plums. Using these drawers and their settings correctly could save you lots of money. Wasted produce is never a good thing.
Make Sure Your Temperature is Set Correctly
Most people do not realize that your fridge’s temperature can fluctuate with the seasons or how cool you keep your home. The ideal temp is 40 degrees Fahrenheit, or a few degrees cooler. If you have young children in your home, check the settings frequently. Little ones tend to play with dials, and you may not realize it until some of your food is already spoiled.
If any of your fridge’s basic features are not working correctly, or if your food is spoiling quicker than it should, the experts at Express Appliance Repair can help. Call for an appointment today!