Some spots in your fridge are colder than others, which makes for the occasional frozen surprise. If you keep accidentally freezing food in your fridge, Epicurious explains how easy it is to pinpoint those cold spots.
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Obviously, you can make a pretty good guess about where your refrigerator’s cold spots are — if you keep placing your salsa in the back of the fridge and it always freezes, that’s probably a cold spot. Also, the back of the top shelf of the fridge is typically colder because of proximity to freezer vents, Epicurious points out. But if you want to get a better idea of your refrigerator’s cold spots or your experience is hit or miss, here’s what Epicurious suggests:
…just because the fridge is set at an ideal temperature doesn’t mean that every section of the fridge stays steady. To figure out where your fridge’s cold spots are all you really need is a bulb thermometer or a high-end instant-read thermometer. Set out glasses of water in different zones of the fridge: the back of the top shelf, the front of the top shelf, the fridge door, and the crisper drawer…Place a temperature probe in each glass. After 24 hours, you’ll know whether the temperature deviates from spot to spot.
When you know where these spots are, you can organise your fridge accordingly (and efficiently). If you want to chill something quickly, for example, you know where to place it in your fridge. For more detail, head to the full post at the link below.
How to Stop Freezing Food by Accident [Epicurious]