When it comes to a top freezer refrigerator, you may be thinking as to why these drawers are made? Or they could be converted to shelves instead of drawers. In actual, these humidity drawers or crispers are meant to keep your food items fresh and crisp. These drawers are usually located at the bottom of the fridge. Humidity drawers are an ideal place to store an assorted range of fruits and vegetables. If used properly, it can broaden the life span of your food items. It can also keep them in the best shape as long as possible.
How to Setup and Fill Humidity Drawers?
Almost in all top mount fridge and freezers, humidity drawers can easily be adjusted with the slide of a tab. The drawer’s control window on the high humidity side is fully closed. This is so because it can trap the water vapors released by fruits and vegans inside. Likewise, on low humidity side, the window of the drawer is completely open. Hence, it allows the air to flow between the fridge and food items so to keep them fresh and dry.
Humidity drawers are designed in a way to control ethylene gas in your refrigerator. It is a gas which is released by various food items such as apple and let them spoil. Some of the fruits and veggies release the gas which is controlled by this humidity drawer so to prevent spoiling. If you’ll try to store any edible with these fruits and vegetables, they’ll either ripen them faster or let them rot. So, if you want to ripen something quickly, you can store it in a high humidity drawer one to two days prior to consuming it.
In actual, fruits and veggies tend to rotten quickly should be placed in a low humidity drawer while items tend to fade away should be put in a high humidity drawer. Keep in mind to fill both the drawers to only half to acquire refrigerator’s maximum efficiency. If you are keeping the drawers to nearly empty, it will have the same effect as keeping the fruits and veggies in a regular refrigerator body.
Low Humidity Drawer
Low humidity drawer or a fruit drawer is used to store fruits which releases more ethylene gas and are not susceptible to moisture loss. In this drawer, you can store mangoes, avocados, ripe bananas and apples. You might be thinking of as why not citrus fruits in this list. In general, citrus fruits and tomatoes do not need refrigeration. Instead, they are countertop items than to be in the fridge. But in summer, we always suggest placing tomatoes in the fridge so to prevent them from spoiling.
High Humidity Drawer
High humidity drawer or a vegetable drawer is usually used to store berries and vegetables. This closed drawer helps in keeping leafy greens from drying out while preventing edibles from ethylene sensitive to rot too early.
Some of the common examples of fruits and vegetables to be placed in this drawer are herbs, green beans, carrots, broccoli, strawberries, leafy greens, zucchini, radishes and anything which gets droopy when dried out.
Remember to store all the vegetables in unsealed containers when placing them in a high humidity drawer. It means that if you have just bought the grocery and going to place it in a drawer, remember to poke some holes in the bag. You can even shift them to the new container. This is so because locked in moisture can spoil the food in it.
In order to preserve your food items for a longer time without spoiling, you need to select the right top freezer refrigerator.
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