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Limp fruit and vegetables

Produce goes limp after the first day. Is this a temperature, ethelene gas or ??? problem?

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I tell people to judge the fridge and freezer by using your milk and ice cream everyone knowes how they like their milk and it is usually the first indicator of cooling problems and you want your ice cream firm but not so hard that you have to dig it out with a jack hammer and Etheline is a consideration

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GE psc23ng...the veggie bin is freezing vegetables and temp. on fridge and freezer does stay put!!


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By TIM McKEOUGHPublished: March 18, 2009



Q. How can I keep produce from freezing in my refrigerator?






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Jason West, the marketing manager for refrigeration at General Electric. "Nobody really knows what the temperature of B is, or what the temperature of No. 5 is."One solution is a refrigerator thermometer. Oxo makes a handsome one with a round dial attached to a suction cup that can be installed easily on either interior side wall ($12.99 atoxo.com). Taylor makes a rectangular digital one that is installed the same way ($12.47 atamazon.com).

Once you have the thermometer, "put it in overnight and check it immediately in the morning, the first time you open the fridge," Ms. Reek said, because the temperature varies during the day as the door opens and closes.

The problem might be where you're storing fruits and vegetables, which are sensitive to cold air. Leafy vegetables are especially prone to freezing, Ms. Reek said, because of their high water content.

Although some newer refrigerators have separate cooling mechanisms for the main body and the freezer, most refrigerators cool by funneling air from the freezer into an opening near the top rear of the main compartment.

Fruits and vegetables should be kept away from this outlet, Ms. Reek said, or else "you're going to be blowing that very cold air right on the produce."

Both she and Mr. West recommended keeping produce in the crisper drawer, away from the circulating air.

"You don't want the moisture to transpire out of the product and make it limp," which can happen with produce on a shelf, Ms. Reek said.

If the crisper is full and some produce has to sit on a shelf, it's better to keep it at the front of the refrigerator, because cold air falls down along the back wall. Along with the area directly beneath the outlet, Mr. West said, "the back and bottom of the refrigerator tend to be the coldest spots."

Shirley O. Corriher, a biochemist and cookbook writer, suggests shaking off all the surface moisture from produce and sealing it in heavy zip-top freezer bags before putting it in the crisper drawer or on a shelf.

"Oxygen is a major villain, so to speak, in the deterioration of fruits and vegetables," said Mrs. Corriher, the author of "BakeWise: The Hows and Whys of Successful Baking" (Scribner, 2008) and "CookWise: The Secrets of Cooking Revealed" (William Morrow Cookbooks, 1997).

Lettuce leaves, in particular, benefit from being sealed in plastic, she said, and you should roll the bag "until you squeeze all the air out. That lettuce will keep for three weeks. It's just amazing."

Still, Ms. Reek said, "the objective of food is to eat it."

"If it's fresher, it's going to have higher vitamin content and be healthier for you," she said. "So it's really better not to plan to store food for ever and ever."

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Dorm refrigerator freezes everything


Lower the freezer letter by one letter, let set 24 hours for temp to stabilize, keep lowering until right temp/environment is achieved.

The temperature of refrigerators should not be allowed to exceed 41 degrees F as this will contribute to the growth of bacteria in the food, and cause different health problems, including food poisoning if consumed.
A temperature below 34 degrees F in the refrigerator may cause the food to freeze, and you will have to defrost it before using it. If this happens to vegetables and fruits they will go limp and will be rendered inedible.
At any time when you change the temperature, give it a minimum of 24 hours to take complete effect.
The external temperatures also influence the internal refrigerator temperature. This means, you will have to set your refrigerator lower in summer, and higher in winter, especially if you live in extreme climatic conditions. On the other hand, if the climate in your zone is moderate, your refrigerator temperature will be less affected by external temperatures.
In order to check and ensure the internal temperature of the refrigerator, you may place a thermometer kept in a glass of water in the fridge. The exact temperature will be available to you anywhere within 5-8 hours.
For your refrigerator to cool effectively, it is essential that your air vents are functioning well. Do not place any items before it, and clean it on a regular basis for maximum effect.
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/refrigerator-temperature-settings.html

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Hi I have a Maytag model MFI2568aes my vegetables and fruit chillers are freezing everything. Chiller control is moved to the top which is cold, levers on chillers are far right. HELP. Gilbert cell...


Hi,

Air is controlled by the damper located in the top portion of the refer section behind the ice maker assembly. Make sure the damper can open and close. If stuck open, this would allow air to enter all the time and cause freezing. Most likely the issue is found the the damper has failed to close when needed causing freezing. Double check the temperatures to the freezer, it can"t be any lower the -2 degrees, but you can raise it to 2 degrees to see if this corrects your temperature issue. The software was designed to bring in air from the freezer to produce ice first, then migrate to the refer section, if too cold for the freezer it would migrate into the refer causing freezing of veggies and produce.
I hope this information helps.

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PSC23NSTESS FREEZING VEGTABLES


Side by Side ModelsIf foods, such as fruits and vegetables, in the refrigerator are freezing, it can be caused by several things. First, check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5". The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees Fahrenheit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If food in the bottom of the refrigerator is freezing, this could be caused by a refrigerator not having enough food to absorb the cold air.
  • If food in the door is freezing, move the door bins up or down so they are one notch away from freezer vents (Side by Side models only).
  • The fresh food control should be at the normal setting of 5.
Freezer on Top Models
First, check the controls. They should be set at "C" and "5" or "5" and "5". The proper fresh food temperature is between 38 and 42 degrees Fahrenehit. The freezer should be between 0 and 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Since the cold air coming into the fresh food section originates in the freezer above, the rear of the top shelf will be the coldest spot in the fresh food area. Avoid placing delicate items that freeze easily on the back half of this shelf.
  • If food is freezing in the produce (fruits and vegetables) or meat pan, it may be that the temperature controls are not set high enough. Since cold air naturally falls, the pans can get too cold if the refrigerator is not running long enough to maintain good air circulation. Adjust both controls up one notch.

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Vegetables & fruit freeze when stored on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator


Cold air settles to the bottom of the refrigerator. Turn the temperature of the refrigerator up until the vegetables do not freeze.

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My freez cooling is all right.but in vegetable tray's all vegetables arefreezed like an ice. so; what is the reason?


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My GE Profile Performer refrigerator is freezing fruits and veget


PUT THE REF. ON 5 AND SET THE
FREEZER ON 2 1/2 AND SEE IF THIS WORKS

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Vegetables in fruit and vegetable bin is freezing.


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Carrots and celery get soggy and limp in fridge


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