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What is the best temperature for a refrigerator and freezer?

34°F - 40°F is the ideal refrigerator temperature range. Some Web sites just say under 40°F, but not so cold to freeze fresh foods. Dairy products and meats keep best at th (MORE)

What is the typical temperature of a household freezer?

Your freezer should be set at −18 °C (0 ºF) or lower, but  definitely not above −10 ºC (14 ºF).    Ice cream will start to soften between −14 °C (6 °F) and (MORE)

What is the typical temperature of a household refrigerator?

The ideal refrigerator temperature range is 1°-4.5°C (34°-40°F) . Bacterial and mold growth are considerably slowed down at these temperatures, thus retarding food spoilag (MORE)

Can viruses survive refrigeration and freezers?

Many, if not most types do. They are much less tolerant of heat than cold. For example, the common influenza viruses are destroyed by heat of 167-212°F [75-100°C]. Viruses a (MORE)

Why does ice not deposit in the freezer of a refrigerator equipped with defrosting technique?

The mechanism on a refrigerator involves heating the cooling element (evaporator coil) for a short period, melting any frost that has formed upon it and having it drain throug (MORE)