Have you solved the mystery of the humidity drawer in your fridge? If you're like me you probably just bump the notches towards the middle as a safety precaution. You may also put things into them haphazardly: all greens in one drawer, colorful things in the other. Sounds good enough, right? Well, last week, after seeing carrots and cucumbers not survive their time in these cryogenic chambers, I figured I had to look into how to use them properly... for the veggies' sake!
What's in your freezer? Wait — you don't know? Is there a package of pie crust hidden underneath the bags of frozen dumplings? Or a mystery jar of meat sauce lurking in a back corner? If your freezer resembles a dark and mysterious junk shop, then take inspiration from these five enviably well-organized freezers. Clean, labeled, and dang-well organized!
Although I'm tall enough to reach everything in my refrigerator that doesn't mean I'm stoked to pull half the items out to get to the ones in the back. Instead, maybe I should give this easy storage and organizational solution a go!
Do you wish your refrigerator looked like this? Clean? Shiny? Stocked with vibrant fruits and vegetables, nary a mysterious jar of crusted condiments in sight? Well, Real Simple would like to help you with that. They have a checklist to help you get from grimy to shiny in just 20 minutes. Ready? Go!
A few months ago I moved into a new apartment. Although I love the space and the updated kitchen, it does have one big drawback: the refrigerator. I can't quite figure out how to space the shelves to fill the fridge optimally. So maybe I should give this trick a try.
Q: My SO and I have a 22 cubic-foot side-by-side refrigerator that we would like (nay, love) to replace. I'm interested to hear from others who have "downsized" their kitchen refrigerator. Was it difficult to adjust to having less room? Any brand recommendations?
When it's burning up outside, we're not far from wishing we could cool off with the cucumbers inside of the refrigerator. Really fuel those daydreams with a glass-door refrigerator that lets you gaze inside at its cool, comfy contents:
Major storms tore through the eastern half of the United States on Friday, and millions of people went without electricity all weekend. Were you one of them? If so, do you have power back now, or are you getting cool and catching up with your blog reading at a cafe or the office? Between these freak storms and hurricane season, it seemed like a good time to reacquaint ourselves with basic fridge safety protocol. Here is what you should know, in case your fridge and freezer lose their juice.
Q: I just moved into a rental apartment. When cooking on the stovetop the heat radiates up onto the refrigerator which sits adjacent to the stove. Is there is a magnetic panel product that I can stick on the side of the 'frig to protect it from heat and save on the inconvenience of a fire.
If you've ever dug through your crisper bins to find your carrots to be frozen little sticks, then you know the pains of having a refrigerator that's set to the wrong temperature. Likewise, one that's too warm can have adverse effects. Do you know the temperature your fridge should be set at? Here's a hint — it's not always the same thing!