the most of your fridge.
Make this kitchen appliance one of
the most important in your home!
refrigerator could be your most important home appliance this summer-even all
year long. Make it so, by ensuring that it runs smoothly. Here are some handy
refrigerator care and food tips and hints.
only when needed.
time you open a refrigerator or even a freezer door, precious cold air flows
out. If that happens, the refrigerator/and or freezer must turn itself on to
replace the warm air that has taken away the chill from the refrigerator. As
such, refrain from frequently opening and closing the refrigerator/and or
freezer door. Do so only when preparing food or putting in supplies. Admonish
other house members to do the same.
Will it better to keep the refrigerator/and or freezer full or empty? The
answer, surprisingly, is neither. Both lose much needed cold air-thereby leading
to more energy consumption-if empty and/or full. Strike a balance. Keep the
refrigerator full but not overcrowded. If you really dont have much to
replace supplies with, use bottles of water, ice cube trays and even plastic
bags of water to keep the chill. Better yet, make "ice candy," yelo
(ice in bags), or iced water (in plastic bags) to sell to neighborhood kids. Who
knows? You might even earn enough to pay for the electric bills.
refrigerator/or freezer door gaskets should always be tight when the door is
closed. Also try to keep them pliable as well. Remember that even if your
refrigerator is one of the best in the world, regular maintenance of some parts
is still needed. Door gaskets wear out and as such, should be replaced after
out of sunlight.
light, especially during summertime, is equivalent to murder in relation to
refrigerators and freezers. Not that both appliances have vampire-like
attributes. Heat just makes them work harder, resulting in less chill and more
energy consumption. After all, direct sunlight is murder to the compressor-it
works harder. Also, sunlight may crack the painted finish of most refrigerators.
put cooked food into covered containers or wrap in polyethylene or aluminum foil
when placing them in the refrigerator or freezer. Doing so would prevent the
cross-contamination of food. Wrapping them would keep food better smelling and
the refrigerator (and freezer) less smelly.
is also needed when placing food in the refrigerator. Dont crowd them and be
sure to leave space around food containers and packages. Why? Placing them in
crowded conditions will impede airflow inside the appliance and may cause
temperatures to rise.