Find out below on how to make your fridges and freezers work more efficiently.
Keep them full
Keeping the fridge and freezers full means that the fridge and freezers need to do less cooling as the items inside hold the cold. Air doesn’t hold cold so well.
Not only does it help with reducing energy consumption, but it helps reduce food waste by allowing you to save food.
Clean the back of dust
Cleaning the back of your fridge and freezer of dust means air can circulate freely around the elements. This means that your fridge and freezer will use less energy keeping your produce cool. Keep ’em clean people!
If you are unlucky enough to have a fridge and or freezer that doesn’t defrost itself, you need to make sure you regularly remove that ice. Not only does it stop you fitting more stuff into your fridges and freezers, it saps energy making them less efficient.
Buy an A rated fridge or freezer
It goes without saying that if you are in the market for a fridge or freezer appliance – make sure you get an A rated one. Also buying one that defrosts itself will be a bonus – see the point above ;-).
Things you didn’t know you could freeze
Now it is time to blow your mind! Did you know you can freeze the following:
- Bread – shove the loaf in the freezer and defrost as required or even try making frozen sandwiches to defrost for lunch.
- Milk – freeze in the plastic carton as it is
- Eggs – crack them into ice cube trays
- Pesto – remove from glass jar and put into a storage box or bag
- Bags of prewashed spinach – just put in the freezer as it is. It best used if putting in a cooking sauce as it can go a bit limp
- Cake – put it in the freezer as it is and defrost when needed or a slice at a time.
- Bananas – put it in the freezer as it is with or without the skin
- Chopped onions and garlic
You may also like:
- What Plastics Can I Recycle?
- How to reduce food waste?
- How your weekly food Shopping can help the environment?
- Why should I use my Food Waste Caddy?