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Best Way to Use a Frost-Free Refrigerator

Frost free refrigerators have saved a lot of time, trouble, and effort for people who previously owned a direct cool refrigerator. If you own a frost-free refrigerator and feel awesome about it, then you should learn how to use it properly to ensure that it lasts longer and offers more value for money.

How a Frost-Free Refrigerator Works?

A frost-free refrigerator has a freezer with three crucial components, a timer, a heating coil, and a temperature sensor. After about six hours, the timer turns on the heating coil that melts ice, and then the temperature sensor takes over by turning off the heater.

Best Way to Use a Frost-Free Refrigerator

When you want to make the most of a frost-free refrigerator, you should remember the following

Filling the Fridge
  • Make sure that you don’t cram too much food inside the fridge. If you do that the cold air won’t circulate easily over each shelf and ensures that the food stays fresh.
  • When you fill the fridge too much, it needs to work extra hard to cool all the food, and hence, the energy bills might go up.
  • When the fridge is not too crammed, you will also be able to see all the items and won’t overbuy anything because you didn’t see it in the fridge and waste money.
Organizing the Fridge
  • It is also smart to organize the fridge smartly. Foods that need minimal cooling like leftovers or herbs that aren’t used for cooking should go on the top shelves as that area has a consistent temperature.
  • Foods that need colder temperatures like dairy products, fish, and raw meat should be placed on the lower shelves.
  • All the foods with natural preservatives like mayo, juice or olives can go on the refrigerator door as it’s the warmest area and all these foods can handle that.
Filling the Freezer
  • Contrary to the refrigerator, filling the freezer with lots of food is good. This means you can bulk buy frozen items and leave them crammed in the freezer.
  • If you don’t have enough foods that need to be frozen, simply add a few water bottles or ice containers to it. It will not only help the freezer to work fine but will also allow you to have an abundance of ice and chilled water, a necessity in the summers.

How Often Should I Clean the Frost-Free Refrigerator?

In an ideal world, you can clean the refrigerator and the freezer at least once a week. But once a month will also work in most cases.

  • Make sure that you wipe away any spills instantly so that they don’t lead to stains.
  • Get rid of the stains by using warm water with white vinegar.
  • Use lemon as a deodorizer or buy one from the market to keep the refrigerator and freezer smelling nice.
  • Use a scratch-free microfiber cloth to clean and avoid abrasive cleaners.
  • Buy fridge mats to let fresh fruits and vegetables breathe.
  • Learn about and useful settings like holiday mode or energy saving mode if you go on a vacation
  • Never switch off the freezer if it’s filled and you go for a vacation as your ice cream will melt, and frozen foods might turn bad.

Do you have any more tips on using a frost-free refrigerator other than the ones mentioned by Consumer Voice? Let us know by commenting below.

Divya Patwal


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