Refrigerator and Freezer Organization

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By establishing order in your refrigerator and freezer — spaces you access at least three times a day — you’ll enjoy a stress-free meal preparation experience. Plus, you won’t forget (or overlook) ingredients you already have on-hand — a major money-saver. Read on to learn the recipe for successful organization in your most often used kitchen appliance — the refrigerator!

  • The first step in organizing your fridge and freezer is to take inventory and discard out of date items or items you will not likely use.
  • Take advantage of adjustable shelves and drawers, found readily in most new appliances. Since many shoppers like to buy the same brands (with the same packaging) over and over again, taking time to set your shelves and drawers accordingly will save you time in the long run.
  • Organize food items by size. Doing so will create a function for each shelf and make it much easier to locate your small, hard to see items. Store items in jars or bottles in the refrigerator door and bagged items in the freezer door.
  • Look for organizers that maximize shelf space — for example, shelves or dispensers that can be added to existing shelves to maximize the vertical space.
  • Keep the most often used items in front for easy access the whole family will appreciate. You may also find that ready-made snacks are helpful to curb your cravings — fresh fruit or veggies that are pre-washed and ready to eat will suddenly seem more enticing!
  • Everybody has a small shelf that never seems quite big enough. Put it to use with leftover storage because containers that stack and are similar in shape will maximize the deep, narrow space. Don’t forget to label your items before storing them!
  • To combat odors keep an open box of baking soda in the back corner. Vanilla extract will also keep your fridge fresh. Soak a cotton ball or paper towel, put it on a paper plate and wait for it to dry before removing.
  • Clean out both your fridge and your freezer once a month. Make it part of your household cleaning routine. Doing so will make it easier to know what you have and what you still need, in addition to keeping the areas clean.  (by SubZeroLosAngeles)

What is the proper temperature a fridge and freezer should be

What is the proper temperature a fridge and freezer should be?

What is the proper temperature a fridge and freezer should be

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to FDA.gov, keep the refrigerator temperature at or below 40° F (4° C). The freezer temperature should be 0° F (-18° C). Check temperatures periodically. Appliance thermometers are the best way of knowing these temperatures and are generally inexpensive.

By establishing order in your freezer and refrigerator— spaces you access at least three times a day — you will enjoy a stress-free meal preparation experience. In addition, you won’t forget or overlook ingredients you already have on-hand — a major money-saver:

The first step in organizing your freezer and fridge is to take inventory and discard out of date items or items you will not likely use.
Take advantage of adjustable drawers and shelves, found readily in most new appliances.
Organize food items by size.
Look for organizers that maximize shelf space; for instance, dispensers or shelves that can be added to existing shelves to maximize the vertical space.
Keep the most frequently used items in front for easy access the whole family will appreciate.
Everyone has a small shelf that never seems quite big enough. Put it to use with leftover storage because ampules that stack and are similar in shape will maximize the deep, narrow space.
To fight odors keep an open box of baking soda in the back corner. Vanilla extract will also keep your fridge fresh. Soak a paper towel or cotton ball, put it on a paper plate and wait for it to dry before removing.
Clean out both your freezer and your fridge once a month.
Whether putting food in the refrigerator, the freezer, or the cupboard, you have plenty of opportunities to prevent foodborne illnesses. The goal is to keep yourself and others from being sickened by microorganisms such as Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, and C. botulinum, which causes botulism.

Keeping foods chilled at proper temperatures is one of the best ways to prevent or slow the growth of these bacteria. These food storage tips can help you steer clear of food-borne illnesses at U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

Sub Zero BI-30U Over-and-Under Refrigerator & Freezer Price and Review

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Sub Zero BI-30U Over-and-Under Refrigerator & Freezer

The Sub Zero BI-30U is a 30 inch built-in combination of refrigerator and freezer with a retail price of $7,840 – $9,250. The comparison model is the BI-30UG.

This has an overall height of 84″ and overall depth of 24″. The specification door swing of this freezer is LH or RH and has a door clearance of standard 31 1/4″ and flush inset of 31 1/4″.

It’s a very wide unit and can be used to store a lot of food, drinks and other items. The stainless steel finish really sets this unit apart and makes it one of a kind.

Product specifications and measurements:
Opening Width: 29 1/2″
Flush inset width: 32″
Opening Height: 83 3/4″
Flush Inset Height: 84”
Opening Depth: 24”
Flush Inset Depth: 26 3/16″

Features:

  • Dual refrigeration system makes sure the best meals and energy efficiency.
  • Digital microprocessor constantly oversees whole unit to make certain proper meals storage space atmosphere.
  • Air purification system reduces odors, micro-organisms, viruses and ethylene gas.
  • Microbiological water filtering system filters germs, viruses and sediment, however not fluoride.
  • Illuminated touch control board.
  • Brilliant indoor illumination throughout, consisting of storage space cabinet area.
  • Changeable spill-proof glass racks, door racks and dairy products area.
  • Soft-close crisper and delicatessens cabinets form a reduced temperature area ideal for production and meats.
  • Easy-access flip-up grille.
  • Informational freshness cards.
  • Full-extension, roll-out fridge cabinet.
  • Maximum ice feature increases production for a 24-hour duration.

Accessories:

  • Grilles for 83″ or 88″ finished height (84″ is standard).
  • Framed front panels in white and stainless steel.
  • Flush inset and dual flush inset panels in stainless steel with tubular or pro handles.
  • Dual installation kits with and without dual wide grille, 84″ finished height.
  • Side panel in white and stainless steel.
  • Stainless steel kickplate.
  • Framed grille insert and full-length handles.
  • Stainless steel tubular and pro handles.
    • Replacement air purification cartridge and water filter.
    • 90° door stop.

    Interior Features:

    Refrigerator:

    • 12.7 cu ft Capacity
    • Air Purification System
    • 3 Adjustable Glass Shelves
    • 1 Stationary Glass Shelf
    • 1 High-Humidity Drawer with Divider
    • 1 Storage Drawer with Divider
    • 2 Adjustable Door Shelves
    • 1 Stationary Door Shelf
    • Adjustable Dairy Compartment

    Freezer:

    • 4.1 cu ft Capacity
    • Water Filtration System
    • Full-Extension Roll-Out Freezer Drawer
    • Two-Tier Wire Storage Baskets
    • Automatic Ice Maker

    Summary:

  • Over-and-under model BI-30U offers easy access refrigerated storage with a roll-out freezer drawer. Sub-Zero dual refrigeration along with new air purification and water filtration systems guard the freshness of your food and water like nothing in the market. Overlay, flush inset and stainless steel design options are available. The flush inset installation allows the unit to sit flush with surrounding cabinetry. This also have a classic stainless steel finish with option for tubular and pro handles.