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    What temperature should my fridge or freezer be?

    A fridge freezer isn't the hardest appliance to figure out, but there's a few key things that you could be doing to make sure your food stays fresher for longer. That's why we've rounded up all the important information that will help you get the most out of your fridge freezer.

    How a fridge works

    A thermostat constantly checks the temperature inside the fridge. To maintain the temperature, it circulates cool air inside while dumping any warm air out the back of the fridge. By staying at a constant low temperature, it slows the rate of bacteria growth, keeping your food fresher for longer.

    So, what temperature should my fridge or freezer be?

    Salad a little soggy? Ice lollies growing icebergs? Watch our quick video to find out the perfect temperature to keep your fridge and freezer compartments.

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    FAQs

    How does a fridge freezer thermostat work?