No housewife misses those old fridges that had to be defrosted manually, often flooding the kitchen and making a mess. Women had to devote at least half a day to the tedious task. More than a half a century has passed since those days and homemakers around the world can dedicate all that extra time to more pleasant activities.
Those refrigerators, though they seemed like a technological wonder, did not offer all the advantages of modern ones. Today’s fridges are becoming more and more sophisticated; they have shelves, drawers and even filtered water and ice cube dispensers right in their doors. They are like cold closets in which each type of food has a specific place. Interior temperature varies according to where food is located. In addition they have the combination fridge – freezer and you can save practically all the food a family needs for months at a time.
Modern refrigerators come in all kinds of sizes and it is good to buy the one that best fits the needs of your family size. Many are equipped with electronic thermostats that are automatically regulated according to the temperature in the room. They assure the foods constant temperature, whatever the season.
But all this technology comes at a high cost, so it is necessary to take good care of your refrigerator and protect your investment. A refrigerator should last at least 10 years, as it is one of the most expensive appliances in a home.
In these pages you will find useful tips on how to keep your refrigerator in optimal working and cleaning conditions, without spending a lot of money. Put them into practice.