It’s always disappointing when you buy produce and only a few days later you have found it spoiled in your refrigerator. This could be an issue with the way that it is being stored. There are certain ways to store your fresh fruits and vegetables that will keep them fresh for longer.
The best way to do this is with the crisper drawers. Fresh foods should be separated in crisper drawers by their humidity levels. One drawer should be set to low humidity, while the other is set to high. When a drawer is set to high humidity, air cannot enter. This allows for moisture to stay in the fruits and vegetables. You should put produce that is sensitive to moisture loss in this drawer and it will last for longer. If a drawer is set to low humidity, air will enter through the window on the drawer and ethylene gas will be released out. Ethylene gas is produced by certain produce to help them ripen. When it is removed out of the drawer, these produce will stay fresher for longer due to the fact that they won’t ripen as quickly. To ensure your drawers work to the best of their abilities, don’t fill them up any more than two-thirds of the way.
If the issue of food spoiling continues to persist, there could be a continuity problem with your thermostat and it sensing temperature. The recommended temperature range for a refrigerator is between 35-38°F. When the wrong temperature is sensed, it may become either too warm or too cool inside your refrigerator section. The thermostat may be measuring the temperature as being much warmer or cooler than it actually is. This could result in either the defrost cycle or the cooling cycle to kick in when not needed. If the temperature rises above 38°F the items inside your unit will begin to spoil at a faster rate.
Hopefully these tips will help you keep your fruits and vegetables stay fresh for as long as possible and save money not buying extra produce. Please share this post with any friends and be sure to subscribe to the blog for more! Please leave a comment with any questions, and be sure to visit our website for any of your appliance parts needs.