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The Wonderful World of Refrigerators

While all refrigerators provide the same service, not all of them are created equal. Over the years, refrigerators have morphed into all different shapes and sizes to provide homeowners with a unique look. Let’s take a deeper look into the refrigerator options on the market and go through some of their advantages and disadvantages:

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Top- Freezer
This is the refrigerator model that graces most American kitchens. The freezer takes up about ⅓ of the total volume and it is positioned on top of the refrigerator section.

  • Advantages- Price, easy to use, space-friendly
  • Disadvantages- Unorganized freezer, swinging doors, less efficient

Take a top-freezer, flip it upside down and you have a DIY bottom freezer unit. Totally kidding, but you get the point. A bottom-freezer is configured the same way a top-freezer is but the ice box is underneath the refrigerator section.

  • Advantages- Price, easy access to fresh foods 
  • Disadvantages- Swinging doors, difficult to assess frozen foods

This model provides an even amount of refrigerator and freezer space. They are narrower than classic refrigerators and they come with more shelves and compartments for organization. Most new side-by-side models also come with a water dispenser that will provide your family with fresh, filtered water.

  • Advantages- Convenient access, freezer capacity, space-friendly
  • Disadvantages- Less fridge space, price

French Door
This style combines the advantages of both side-by-side and bottom-freezer configurations. The refrigerator section features swinging doors that provide ample room for all platters, Tupperware and groceries. The bottom freezer section works the same way it would on a top or bottom freezer.

  • Advantages- Elegant design, versatility, efficiency
  • Disadvantages- You get what you pay for, and you’re going to pay a lot.

At Speedy Refrigerator Service, we provide fast, same day service within one hour for all makes and models. If you live in NYC, Queens or Nassau County, call us at 866-782-9376 to schedule an appointment.

Ice Cube Tray Recipes

With a little creativity, your ice tray can become the catalyst for so many cool recipes. You don’t need to be a great chef or mixologist, these recipes are easy and sure to impress at your next party!

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Berry Fizzers
Is your cocktail missing some flare? If so, these fizzers are sure to brighten it up a little and impress all who are paying attention. All you have to do is put some berries in the ice cube tray and add some seltzer. Once they are frozen, remove your cool looking ice cubes and pop them into your favorite drink!

Smoothie Squares
This recipe is sure to have all the workout junkies jumping for joy. Post workout shakes are boring and unappetizing, but these delicious treats are the complete opposite. Fill your silicon ice tray with flavored yogurt, protein powder, frozen fruit and your choice of milk. After they freeze together, pop them out and pop them straight in your mouth!

Peanut Butter Cups
These treats take a little bit of cooking savvy, but not enough to scare you away. Melt three bars of chocolate on your stove top and mix together a bowl of peanut butter, honey and granola. Once the mix comes to a preferred consistency, add the chocolate and pour it into a silicon ice tray. In about a half hour you might find yourself devouring the entire tray.

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Seedless Lemon Water
Lemon water seems to be the popular choice in the workplace and at home, but those seeds are so annoying. No need to fret, just pour some lemon or lime juice into the ice tray and let it freeze. After that, add the cubes to your water for a refreshing, seed-free treat!

You can’t enjoy these delicious treats if your freezer isn’t in working order! Let the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service give you a hand so you can get started. Call 866-782-9376 to schedule your next appointment with one of our licensed technicians!

How to Keep the Refrigerator Door Closed

Your refrigerator is the coolest appliance you own, well technically the freezer is, but both of them only work if they remain closed. An open refrigerator won’t work as efficiently, and it can burn you on your monthly utility bills. Allowing the refrigerator door to remain open forces the unit to use 7% more energy to cool down the food inside. That number might seem miniscule, but it can make a big difference.

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A Little Self Evaluation
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine if a blockage is keeping your door from closing. Make sure the crisper drawers are closed and rearrange containers to ensure your door a clear closing path.
Clean the Gaskets
Your gasket is the rubber or plastic lining that acts as a buffer between your refrigerator door and the frame it fits into. All types of grease, dirt and grime can get trapped in your gasket and prevent your door from sealing shut. Clean the gasket with warm, soapy water and a soft cloth. After you dry the gasket, try closing the door again and see if your hard work paid off.
Break Out the Level
If your door still won’t close, it could be due to the fact that at some point your fridge lost its balance. Lay a level across the top of your refrigerator and remove the bottom grill to access the ‘feet’ of your unit. Adjust the feet with pliers or a wrench until you see the level is resting where it should be. This might be a two man job unless you have super vision and can see the bubble from underneath your fridge.
Take it Apart
This might be the point where you give up and reach out to a professional for help. If none of the previous steps were successful, it is time to take the door off of the fridge and inspect it. It could be a faulty closing cam on the bottom of your door or a hinge that is way past its prime. If this doesn’t interest you, a refrigerator professional will be able to detect and solve the problem quickly and have you up and running in no time.

If your refrigerator door is giving you problems, look no further than Speedy Refrigerator Service for your repair. Call (866) 782-9376 to schedule your same-day appointment, or click around on our website and check out the services we offer.

How to Avoid Refrigerator Repair

Your refrigerator is the only appliance in your home that runs 24/7. While a refrigerator requires less care than some other appliances, it cannot be ignored completely. Like anything else, the lifespan of your refrigerator will directly correlate with the amount of work you put into it. Try applying these three maintenance tips to avoid costly refrigerator repairs.

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Close the Door
Keeping the refrigerator door open could lead to opening your wallet for repairs. When the refrigerator door is left open, it forces the compressor to work harder to keep everything cold. When the compressor is overexerted, it heats up and will often shut off in order to cool itself down. This increased wear and tear could cause the compressor to break down prematurely.

Adequate Air Flow
In order for your refrigerator to stay cool, it must release heat to the outside. If you block that heat from escaping with books, papers or cabinets, you are making a costly mistake.

Clean Condenser Coils
Your fridge’s condenser coils, typically located under or behind the unit, can collect dust and debris over time. It is important to clean the coils at least twice a year, usually right before summer when the refrigerator has to work the hardest. When these coils are dirty, it makes it harder for your unit to release heat. The simple maintenance of these coils will lead to a longer and happier life for your refrigerator.

These tips will help keep your refrigerator running smoothly, but sometimes repairs are unavoidable.

If you run into any problems with anything in your refrigerator, the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service are just a phone call away. We offer 24/7 service to Long Island and New York City, so call us any time at 866-782-9376.


The Definitive Guide to Crisper Drawers

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Nearly every new refrigerator comes equipped with crisper drawers, but are you using them to their full potential? In this article the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service break down everything you need to know about the mysterious crisper drawers…

What is a crisper drawer, and how does it work?

The crisper drawer is a small section inside of your fridge that offers a humidity-controlled environment for fresh produce. Most refrigerators come with two drawers, each with a fully-adjustable humidity slider. You can use these to set the humidity level anywhere from “low” to “high”, or in some cases, “fruit” to “vegetable”.

The science behind crisper drawers is relatively simple. They have a small hole in them that allows moisture and ethylene gas (which will be explained later) to escape. By adjusting the slider, you are simply revealing or obstructing this hole, thereby controlling the humidity level.

What should I store in my crisper drawers?

It’s no coincidence that most refrigerators come with two drawers – one for your fruits, and one for your vegetables. As most fruits ripen, they emit ethylene gas. On the other hand, vegetables are sensitive to this gas, and it can cause them to spoil prematurely. If you want to maximize the shelf life of your produce, you should keep them separated for this exact reason.

Unfortunately, there are a few tricky exceptions to the fruit and vegetable rule. Use this list as a guide for storing your produce:

High-Humidity (Vegetable) Drawer

  • Most vegetables

  • Watermelon

  • Strawberries

  • Unripe bananas

Low-Humidity (Fruit) Drawer

  • Most fruits

  • Avocados

  • Tomatoes

  • Ripe bananas

To learn more about the humidity drawers in your refrigerator, check out this article from The Kitchn.

If you run into any problems with your crisper drawers – or anything else in your fridge – the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service are just a phone call away. We offer 24/7 service to Long Island and New York City, so call us any time at 866-782-9376.