Keep Your Food Fresh

Unlock the Secret to Optimal Fridge & Freezer Temperatures

Did you know that your refrigerator temperature may not be at the ideal setting? This could help explain why it feels like your produce goes off within days of buying – because it actually DOES!

Dangers Of Not Using The Correct Freezer And Refrigerator Temperatures

It all comes down to spoiled food. Any temperature within the temperature danger zone shortens the shelf life of products while simultaneously increasing the risk of food poisoning.

Cause 1: Food Poisoning

The first issue with these bacteria is that once they reproduce to dangerous levels, they can make you sick when ingested.

Cause 2: Spoiled Food

If the temperature is too hot, they will go off in a day. If the temperature is too cold, they will freeze and defrost, causing them to become mushy and spoiled.

What Temperature Should A Refrigerator Be At

Your fridge should have a temperature between 35-38⁰F (1.7-3.3⁰C).

What Is The Best Freezer Temperature

The ideal temperature for a freezer should be below 32⁰F (0⁰C). But again, due to fluctuations, it’s best to aim for at least 23⁰F (-5⁰C).

How To Accurately Measure Fridge Temps

You can use a room thermometer and leave it inside the fridge. This will help you always check the temperature and make adjustments as needed. 

How To Adjust The Freezer And Fridge Temperatures

You can try adjusting the temperature manually using the temperature knob inside the fridge. It’s either at the back, on the side, or at the top.