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Habits that could ruin your refrigerator

Published on July 25, 2023 • 3 minutes read
Habits that could ruin your refrigerator

Your refrigerator is the usual centerpiece in your kitchen and performs a substantial function in your home. While it seems like an unbothered appliance that can work on its own, it still needs your help in order to function efficiently in the long run. If you think it's all about just religiously cleaning your fridge, well, you'd be surprised that keeping it in pristine condition takes more than that.

In fact, one of the major factors that affect the condition of your refrigerator is your daily habits. We don't mean to rattle you, but did you know that there are some innocent habits that could potentially ruin your refrigerator? Yes, you read that right. Now, you're probably eager to know whether you're guilty of these habits. Loosen up, we're here to help! In this article, we're going to talk about common refrigerator faux pas!

Overstocking / Understocking Your Fridge

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    Are you the type of person who shops in bulk? Or do you only make a run to the grocery store when your fridge looks empty? Well, you might want to avoid any of these routines. When you overfill your fridge to the point where it looks like sardines being squished together, it'd be difficult for air to circulate. Your refrigerator won't be able to regulate the internal temperature, and it could put extra strain on your compressor and condenser coils, which can lead to overheating.

    By the same token, underloading your refrigerator can also lead to damage. Storing fewer items in there would mean that there's no food to keep your fridge cold, which would then make your refrigerator work harder to maintain the right temperature.

    Storing Hot Food in the Refrigerator

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    Admit it or not, you flinched when you read this part. Kidding aside, a lot of people have done this. We put our leftovers in a plastic or Tupperware container and throw them in the fridge. Little did you know, it's secretly damaging your refrigerator. Placing warm food in your fridge will increase its internal temperature and can also affect the freshness of other produce. For instance, always allow leftovers to reach at least room temperature before putting them in the fridge.

    Positioning Your Fridge Too Close to a Wall

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    It's essential for your fridge to have enough space, at least several inches of space above and down the sides to ensure proper airflow. Poor airflow can reduce your fridge's ability to remove heat, which means it will struggle to cool down properly. Consequently, there'll be more pressure on the system, and components will degrade swiftly.

    Keeping the Door Open for Too Long

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    Here’s another thing that you could be guilty of: opening the refrigerator just to feel the cool breeze coming off it. Don’t worry, no judgment. We’re all guilty. All jokes aside, a refrigerator is not an air conditioner. As much as you can, try to keep your fridge closed. For example, when you’re getting a carton of juice and must remove the lid, make sure that you close the fridge first and do not wait until you pour the juice into your glass. Simple things like this extend the life of your appliance.

    To tie it all up, these are some common habits that you need to break to ensure a long-lasting refrigerator. If you’re wondering, all this applies to whatever type of fridge you have – inverter refrigerator, no frost refrigerator, or even the manual defrosts need proper care if you want your investment to last a lifetime.

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