Setting the Temperature in the Refrigerator/Freezer

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What Temperature Should I Set My Refrigerator/Freezer?
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What Should My Refrigerator/Freezer Temperature Be Set At?
The proper refrigerator temperature setting is 32-40° F (0-4 degrees Celsius). The freezer should be at 0° F (-18° Celsius).

Allow at least 24 hours for your refrigerator/freezer to cool down and stabilize after adjusting the temperature.

Use an appliance thermometer to monitor the temperature of both your refrigerator and freezer. Adjust the temperature settings as needed.

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To test the accuracy of your refrigerator and/or freezer temperature settings:

  • in your refrigerator, place a cup of water with a cooking thermometer in it for a few hours in your refrigerator.
  • in the freezer, check the temperature the same way but use cooking oil or alcohol as these will not freeze.
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