We all use refrigerator at home or office. Without fridge or refrigerator, It will be very difficult to live a comfortable life. We keep raw vegetable, cooked food, bakery items, milk products, meat etc in fridge to maintain its nutrition value for longer period. So that we do not need to go to market everyday and buy vegetable, milk, meat etc. You can even store extra food or leftover items in fridge and use that in next day. So no doubt that it is most essential home appliance nowadays.
So refrigerator users need to adopt some good practices to keep their refrigerator well functional and deliver best performance.
5 important tips to follow by all fridge users :
1. Do not keep warm food or dishes in your refrigerator
Never keep warm food in refrigerator. It will effect your refrigerator’s performance. You are doing so then stop it now. Warm food put extra load suddenly on compressor which is not good for your fridge, not only that it will spread a strong odor inside the fridge which will be absorbed by other food.
2. Clean your refrigerator regularly
Clean your refrigerator regularly to maintain hygiene. At least one proper cleaning per month is needed. Remove all food items, fixtures, selves and any other removable items. Clean each corners inside the refrigerator and removable parts with dish washing soap and warm water. Do not use bleaching powder to clean your fridge. Many people use orange extract or baking soda powder to eliminate any strong odor in fridge.
3. Do not put excessive weight in door
Never put too much weight in refrigerator’s door, otherwise it will start malfunctioning and door will not be closed properly. So take care of fridge and keep light weight items in door.
4. Keep right item at right place in your refrigerator
Keeping right item in right place inside a refrigerator is an art and scientific logic is there. Keep cooked food, ready to eat in upper selves which has strong odor. Never keep those items open, always try to cover those with something so that those items can not absorb any extra odor or spread its own odor inside refrigerator. Keep raw material in lower selves. Use drawer to prevent items from humidity, so fruits and vegetable are best items to keep there. It also helps to maintain its freshness and prevent to absorb any other smell. Fridge door is little warmer than its other parts. So keep such material in door which are comparatively not easy to perishable. You can keep eggs over there if you consume that within 3-4 days. Use egg tray too keep eggs. Keep meat, fish, milk made products in freezer.
5. Switch off your refrigerator before leaving for any trip & holidays
If you are going for weekend trip or long holidays, then you should always unplug or switch off your refrigerator before leaving your home. It is very essential for safety point of view. If your fridge does not have auto defrost feature, then defrost your refrigerator before leaving home.
It is always a good practice if you switch off or unplug your fridge when it is heavily raining and lightning outside. In many places it were reported that due to lightning many refrigerators, television or other instruments were blown up.
So you can understand not only buying a good refrigerator is a important task, but also regular maintenance of a fridge is very significant.