What temperature to set the fridge and freezer for best operation?

Last Update Date : Jun 24. 2020

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The best setting for the fridge is 3°C (37.4°F) and for the freezer temperature is -18°C (-0.4°F) to -20°C (-4°F). However, this will vary depending on the types of food and produce stored in the fridge.


Please Note : 

  • Frequent opening of the refrigerator results in loosing the temperature build up to keep food at the temperature it is meant to be, so avoid keeping the door open for prolonged periods.
  • Once the desired temperature is selected, it may take a while for it to display and reach this temperature. This is because it takes time to attain the temperature in either the fridge or freezer compartment. 
  • Always keep the fridge below 4°C (39.2°F) and the freezer below -18°C (-0.4°F) to maintain food safety standards.


For more information, check out:

Display is showing temperature in Fahrenheit, how can i change it to Celsius?

How to change the temperature of your refrigerator


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