Keeping Food Cold and Safe?
Keeping food cold and safe for long periods is the whole point of a fridge, but not all fridges are equal in this regard. Above 40 degrees F of food compartment is considered an unsafe zone, which means that food is susceptible to spoiling or growing harmful bacteria – therefore set the thermostat accordingly. How to set up your fridge’s temperature control settings: • • • • Check if your fridge is set to the recommended settings from the manual. Use a thermometer to measure internal temperature (summer and winter). Adjust your settings until you have 3 degrees C (fridge) and -18 C (freezer). Maintain good airflow inside the fridge to avoid hot and cold spots.