Refrigerator and Freezer Thermometers

Refrigerator and Freezer Thermometers

Refrigerator and freezer thermometers are specially designed to measure cold temperatures. It is crucial to verify the temperature of refrigerators and freezers to ensure food safety. Temperatures in refrigerator should not exceed 40 degrees F. As for freezer, frozen food will keep its top quality for the longest possible time when the temperature is at 0 degrees F.

Most refrigerators and freezers will have a feature to easily adjust for required temperatures. This temperature control will usually be found and accessible in the refrigerator. You can check the owner's manual for the specific details on how to adjust the temperature. When changing the temperature, an adjustment period is often required.

To measure the temperature in the refrigerator, put the thermometer in a glass of water and place it in the middle of the refrigerator. Leave it for 5 to 8 hours. If the temperature is not 38 to 40 degrees F, adjust the refrigerator temperature and check again after 5 to 8 hours.

When measuring the freezer temperature, place the thermometer between frozen food packages. Then wait for 5 to 8 hours. If the temperature is not at 0 to 2 degrees F, adjust the freezer temperature control and check again after 5 to 8 hours.

An appliance thermometer can also be kept in the refrigerator and freezer for continuous monitoring of the temperature at all time. This is crucial especially in the event of a power outage. If the refrigerator is still 40 degrees F and the freezer is at 0 degree F or below when the power resumes, then the food is safe.

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