Temperature in the Refrigerator - What Should It Be and Is It Worth Changing in the Summer?

    Temperature in the Refrigerator - What Should It Be and Is It Worth Changing in the Summer?

    Temperature in the Refrigerator - What Should It Be and Is It Worth Changing in the Summer?
    4:31 PM EDT, July 25, 2023, updated: 2:50 PM EDT, July 30, 2023

    Is it worth it to change the temperature in your refrigerator? You probably don't often ask yourself this question, but if you really want to ensure the freshness of the products stored in it, you need to know that temperature plays a crucial role. It's what keeps food from spoiling too soon! So what should we do to make sure that the fridge always meets our expectations?

    Is there any point in changing the refrigerator temperature?


    When you buy cold meat, fruit, vegetables or dairy products, you certainly put them in the refrigerator as soon as you get home. After all, this is where the temperature is low, which allows you to preserve freshness and long storage of products. But what is meant by low temperature? It is best to set the device to a temperature between 4 and 8 degrees. It is worth remembering that each level of the refrigerator has a different temperature, so it is important to properly arrange the products.

    How do I arrange the foods on each level in the refrigerator?


    You may not realize it, but the different levels of the refrigerator are used to store completely different foods. The flow of cool air is also different in certain areas, so it's good to know where to put butter and cold cuts, for example. So let's start with the top shelf.

    Top shelf of the refrigerator

    You can place pre-prepared meals, as well as eggs or dairy products, on the top shelf of the refrigerator and on the middle ones, too.

    Lower shelf

    Meats, cold cuts and fish should be placed on the lower shelves. Here the temperature is very low, which is ideal for meat products. It is because of the low temperature that fish and meat stay fresh longer.

    Drawers at the bottom

    The drawers in the refrigerator have the highest temperature, so it is good to store fruit and vegetables in them.

    Door shelves

    Narrow door shelves are suitable for storing drinks, sauces or liquid condiments (e.g. mustard, ketchup). Due to the opening of the refrigerator, the temperature on the door shelves is not constant, so it's a good idea to keep products that don't need constant cold here.

    When to change the temperature in the refrigerator and is it worth it?


    If the temperature in your refrigerator is too high or too low, foods can go off faster. Incorrect settings can make your fridge use too much electricity - this affects the operation of the appliance, as well as increasing your electricity bill. As you already know, the best temperature is between 4 and 8 degrees Celsius, but is it ever worth changing it? In fact, it is worth paying attention to the temperature in the refrigerator during the summer. This is when the cooling of the unit is most important, due to the temperature differences. When the temperature outside starts to change, you can change the settings.

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