How to Utilize Your Crisper Drawers

Have you ever stored fruits or vegetables in the refrigerator, only to find out later that they had spoiled? This happens to thousands of Americans everyday and it is not only inconvenient, it is an unfortunate waste of food. If you knew how to utilize your crisper drawers, this would be a thing of the past and lucky for you, we are about to tell you how!

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What are crisper drawers?
Crisper drawers are great for storage, but they can also help push the expiration date on some of your organic items. There are high and low humidity settings for each of your crisper drawers and depending on the produce, both are effective. The low setting is for items that radiate a lot of humidity on their own and the high setting helps halt airflow.  

What goes where?
The following items should be stored in the HIGH humidity crisper drawer:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Citrus
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Other greens

The following items should be stored in the LOW humidity crisper drawer:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Figs
  • Melons
  • Peaches

How does it work?
The basic rule of thumb is if your fruits rot easily, they belong in the low humidity drawer And vice versa, the produce that is more resistant belongs in the high humidity drawer. When a fruit like a peach is stored next to a banana under high humidity, the gases that are released from the peach will rot the banana. If it is stored under low humidity, some of those gases will be released so the do not have an impact on one another.

If you are having problems with your refrigerator or your crisper drawer, the Speedy experts can help. We have been servicing refrigerators in the NYC and Long Island areas for over 75 years and our track record speaks for itself.

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