Storage of food has not always been as simple as it is today. It is important, though, to bear in mind that the fridge is the appliance in the home which uses most energy - around 20% of the household energy bill. It is therefore very important for the environment and for the finances to buy a fridge which uses as little energy as possible.
The energy labels Energy Star, GEEA and the European Energy label indicate how energy intensive the refrigerator really is. If you can live with a small refrigerator, you’re better off. Remember never to open the fridge unnecessarily and if possible do not situate it next to the kitchen oven.
- Take care that the temperature is fixed at 4°C.
- Take care that it does not leak.
- Take care that it is clean both on the inside and the outside.
- A full fridge saves energy.
- It is not feasible to put the stove or the oven next to it.
- Keep meat and fish on the lowest shelf - it is coldest.
- Vegetables and fruits can be stored on the highest shelf.
- Defrost frozen food in the fridge. It saves energy.
- Take care that there is enough ventilation both behind and above.
- It is not wise to put warm leftovers into the fridge. It is better to let the food cool down before putting it in. It saves both energy and keeps the food fresher.
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Ísskápur“, Náttúran.is: Feb. 20, 2013 URL: http://nature.is/d/2007/06/21/sskpur/ [Skoðað:May 17, 2021]Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: June 21, 2007
breytt: June 13, 2014