The question is, at what temperature should your refrigerator be kept? Here is all you need to know about appropriate refrigerator temperature ranges.
Getting the fridge's internal temperature appropriate requires some balancing. Too much heat can ruin and harm food. Too cold can freeze food that shouldn't be.
The FDA recommends keeping your fridge below 40°F. Water freezes at 32 F, so keep the temperature above that.
Invest on a simple thermostat. Put it in the fridge, close the door, and wait to check the internal temperature.
You'll have to figure out how to alter the fridge's temperature if your reading is outside the acceptable range. Don't overlook the fridge and freezer!
In many circumstances, your refrigerator is not only built to maintain a set temperature, but it can also assist with humidity problems.
The Home Depot recommends a low humidity setting for fruit that is more likely to emit ethylene gas, such as pears, apples, kiwis, avocados, and papayas.
Place leafy greens, herbs, cabbage, berries, green beans, and peas in the high-humidity drawer since they are more susceptible to ethylene gas exposure.
Keeping the right humidity and temperature levels will help you preserve nutritious food for longer periods of time. Because of this, you might want to clean out your fridge.