In life, people always seem to think they have the best way of doing things. When it comes to the refrigerator, that trend remains the same. What some might not know however, is that making assumptions when it comes to food storage can be dangerous. That is why it is important to be able to separate refrigerator myths from facts.
Myth: The dial inside the fridge tells me exactly how cold it is.
Fact: This actually isn’t true. The only way to accurately measure the temperature inside of your fridge is to use a standing thermometer. Buy one next time you are at the store and make sure your fridge is running at a temperature below 40ºF!
Myth: To keep my refrigerator from overexerting itself, I should leave food sitting out to cool.
Fact: This one would also be false. While taking food directly from the stove to the fridge isn’t recommended, leaving it out isn’t either. If you want to store something away for later, let it sit for about ten minutes, and then seal it up and stow it away. Food should not remain unrefrigerated for more than two hours.
Myth: Leaving frozen meat out on the counter will defrost it faster.
Fact: While this one is technically true, it doesn’t make it any safer. Even if the meat is frozen, that doesn’t mean it is not capable of being contaminated with bacteria. Plan out your meal in the morning and defrost things in the refrigerator. That way they have more time to defrost and you will ensure yourself a safer meal to consume.
The biggest lie you can tell yourself is that your old refrigerator is still getting the job done. If you notice constant temperature problems or leaking water, you should contact the refrigerator specialists at Speedy Refrigerator Service. We have been serving the NYC and Long Island areas for over 50 years and we would love to take care of you.
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