One of the best things that’s happened here lately is the arrival of my new fridge.
I LOVE it so much
But it’s been a long time coming.
Like over 4 months.
I won’t go into the whole crazy coronavirus-fridge-saga.
But over this whole time, I’ve been mostly relying on our spare fridge in the shed but sometimes I was too lazy to go outside so just kept things in the broken fridge.
It was kinda working. But totally variable in temperature. Some days 12 degrees Celcius (53F). Some days lower.
The thing I really noticed was how quickly cooked food would go moldy.
Leftovers I would expect to last for at least a week (or longer) were going bad in just a day or so.
But an excellent reminder of the importance of fridge temperate for prolonging the life of your food.
And minimizing waste!
So if you find that things don’t last as long as you’d like, it might be worth testing your fridge temp.
I just measure the temperature of a bottle of water that’s been in the main part of the fridge (not the door).
If it’s 4C (40F) or above, try adjusting the controls to get it as low as possible without freezing.
What about you?
Do things go bad sooner than you’d like?
Are you tried of wasting too many leftovers?
I’d love to hear about it in the comments below :)
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