Tune Up Your Fridge

Let’s Check the Fridge!

The refrigerator is the one appliance that runs several hours a day. So it’s important to make sure it’s ALWAYS running as efficiently as possible.

  • Set main fridge temp no higher than 40° and no lower than 37°.
  • Freezer section, no higher than 5° no lower than O°.

For an accurate reading place an appliance thermometer in the center of your fridge or between frozen food items in the freezer. Adjust your fridge and freezers accordingly.

Test the Door Gaskets

Try to slip a piece of paper (a dollar bill for example) between the door frame and gasket. If it comes out easily with the door closed, replace the gasket. The air you’re leaking is not only affecting the quality of your food, it’s costing you money.

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