Keep Your Refrigerator Like New

If the kitchen is the focal point of a household, then the refrigerator is perhaps the most important appliance. Here we present a few helpful hacks that will keep your fridge running like new:

Set it to the correct temperature. In general, an optimal fridge temperature is between 35 and 40 degrees, with the freezer set to zero.

Keep your refrigerator fully stocked. Refrigerators actually function at their best when full. If you tend to dine out often or your fridge is too large for you, simply fill it with a few gallon jugs of water.

Look at the door seals. A seal that’s too loose will permit cooled air to leak out, which wastes energy and makes the fridge have to work harder. To keep your fridge’s seals in good condition, clean them off a few times per year with a toothbrush and a mix of baking soda and water.