How To Use SetPower Fridge The Right Way: 4 Efficient Tips
Fridges are among the most useful appliances to bring with you when you’re packing for a camping trip. Their primary function is to keep your food and beverages cold. By optimizing their performance, you can get the most out of your camping fridge. To use a portable fridge the right way, you need to know the optimal temperature, packing basics, and the best place to install it. Additionally, how to keep it colder, the importance of keeping it level, and picking the right size. Also, you’ll learn how to take care of your fridge, tips to keep your food colder longer, and what type of power is needed.
1. Set the Temperature Correctly
Keeping your refrigerator set to the correct temperature will prevent the food from spoiling. Milk, meat, and other perishables can quickly go bad in a matter of hours if they’re not stored properly. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states your fridge should be at or below 40° F (4.4° C). However, your camper van fridge temperature should be between 35 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit (1.7 to 3.3° C). That being said, the highest it can go is 40 degrees F (4.4° C) before your food starts to spoil. The reduced temperature is suggested since small fridges are subject to fluctuating temperatures based on your camper’s ambient temperature.
2. Pack Your Fridge With Frozen Goods on the Bottom
The proper packing of your camping fridge will prevent it from warming up too quickly. Unfortunately, far too many campers place everything inside without any strategy at all. You most likely will end up with soggy food, too much condensation, and food that spoils sooner than it should.
If you’re looking for packing tips, follow these three suggestions:
* Place all of the frozen goods near the middle-bottom of the fridge. Most refrigerators in campers start from the bottom, which will keep the frozen foods colder much longer. It also allows the frozen air to move upward, cooling the rest of your food and drinks.
* Separate the drinks from the food. If you can set a barrier between them, you’ll keep your food from getting wet or soggy. As drinks (such as bottled water or soda) start to condensate, the moisture can accumulate on the food. Separating them is the key to preventing such issues.
* Keep meat near the bottom of the fridge. Meat is often the least used food in a fridge since it’s not incorporated in all snacks and meals.
3. Make It Colder With Frozen Water Bottles
Another suggestion would be to throw in a few colder items than what’s already in there. For example, if you’re putting in room temperature drinks, put in a few frozen bottles of water or ice-cold milk. Adding too many warm or mid-temperature contents to the fridge can increase the interior temperature for a bit.
Of course, if your fridge comes with dual zone dual temperature design, that’s the most perfect. Just like SetPower PT series fridge, it can have a freezer and a refrigerator under the same lid or door, it means that your refrigerator can be used as a fridge as well as freezer at the same time. You can freeze ice and meat on the left side; you can also store fruits and drinks on the right side. Through the smart control panel, you can easily adjust the temperature of the spaces on both sides to diversify the types of food stored.
4. Pick the Proper Size
Just as important as the fuel source of a camping fridge is the capacity. If you get the perfect fridge, but you can’t fit everything inside, it’s pretty much useless. Everyone has different demands, but let’s check out this quick breakdown to help you get closer to your needs:
* FC series 15.8/21 Quart are suitable for weekend trips with a few drinks, but mostly food.
* AJ series 32-42 Quart fridges can have enough food and drinks for 2 to 3 days, depending on how many people are with you.
* PT/RVPRO/TC series 45-75 Quart fridges are more suitable for the family trip, big capacity comes with dual zone dual temperature control, will be more perfect to meet the family storing needs.
SetPower fridges are a convenient addition to your camper van kitchen setup and aren’t all that costly. With using the electric freezer, your food can always keep the best conditions, you don’t need to worry about your food being wet during the trip. SetPower fridges are designed for efficiency, we’re working hard on developing some cost-effective and high-quality refrigerators, which allow all outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the greatest outdoor fun at the best price. By learning about the above tips, you will know better how to use your SetPower refrigerator correctly and effectively,so that you can get the most out of your camping fridge.