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Old 08-01-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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My Fridge is 4 centigrade, which is around 40 fahrenheit, which is what is recoomended in the UK, whilst the freezer is -18 centigrade or 0.4F. There are electronic controls to turn friges and freezes up and down as you wish, however I find the current tempretures more than cold enough.

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Old 08-01-2019, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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I have a Sears Kenmore with freezer on bottom that has temperature settings. My refrigerator is set at 34 degrees Fahrenheit. I haven't been please with the freezer on the bottom. It seemed like we had more space with the freezer on top. There are also problems if things fall down in the back and you can't get the freezer door closed.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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The reason you don't want a refrigerator at 34 is that ice crystals start to form at 39, and that will destroy delicate cold storage vegetables. 40 degrees is ideal.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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We have a Sub Zero fridge that keeps everything at 34 degrees, and can be set by temperature. It was only USD 11,000.

In my experience, non-UHT milk won't keep for a month, even at 34 degrees. If you really want milk to last that long, buy UHT milk that's good for 6 weeks after opening.

My Samsung French door fridge displays digitally the temperature and I set it for the fridge to 36F. It cost here in the US about $1400. Cheaper on promotion or sale.
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung...?skuId=4980433

See image 9 of 18.

Canada has nothing to do with the fridge temperature adjustment. It's the price.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:32 PM
 
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The reason you don't want a refrigerator at 34 is that ice crystals start to form at 39, and that will destroy delicate cold storage vegetables. 40 degrees is ideal.
Top section is colder and bottom is warmer. That's why fridge has divided sections. Mine (link above) is twin cooling.
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Old 08-01-2019, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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The reason you don't want a refrigerator at 34 is that ice crystals start to form at 39, and that will destroy delicate cold storage vegetables. 40 degrees is ideal.

Not a problem, I only keep beer in my refrigerator.
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Old 08-01-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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I believe there would be more milk consumption if milk could be kept cold ( barely above freezing )

The colder the better......IMHO
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Old 08-01-2019, 04:30 PM
 
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The reason you don't want a refrigerator at 34 is that ice crystals start to form at 39, and that will destroy delicate cold storage vegetables. 40 degrees is ideal.
Nope!


Not unless you seal the fridge door and pull a vacuum on it. At atmospheric pressure, water solidifies at 32F. If the water is not pure, i.e., milk, or other solutions, the freezing point is depressed. (NOT raised.)


I don't know what you think is happening at 39F but it is not the freezing of water.


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Old 08-01-2019, 05:01 PM
 
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The reason you don't want a refrigerator at 34 is that ice crystals start to form at 39, and that will destroy delicate cold storage vegetables. 40 degrees is ideal.
No 40 is not the perfect temperature in a fridge. Food, milk, cheese, etc, etc, will have a much longer life (of staying fresh) when temperature is very cold at 34 degrees. There is no reason to keep it at 40 when food will not last as long or stay as fresh, unless you like milk to go sour sooner. It really makes me wonder why do major appliance companies like Fridgidaire, Whirlpool sell so many fridges that only reach a max of 40??? A fridge needs to be very cold, don't they know that?

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Old 08-01-2019, 05:03 PM
 
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I believe there would be more milk consumption if milk could be kept cold ( barely above freezing )

The colder the better......IMHO
RIGHT ON but not freezing, at 34 degrees F is best.

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Our fridge had a 10 degree temp swing, and I ended up with food poisoning a couple times, one even included an expensive trip to the Emergency room due to Hamburger Helper that almost killed me. I bought one of these: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and was then able to keep the temp swings lower than 40 degrees in the fridge, and at 0 in the freezer.

We finally got tired of that fridge because it was smaller, and recently bought a Whirlpool french door fridge. I just moved the remote thermometer over to it. This fridge is much better at keeping lower temps. With that remote thermometer, I now have peace of mind I'm not as likely to get food poisoned again.
Exactly. Why would alot of fridge manufactures want to sell fridges with the coldest setting at 40 and why would people want the buy them? Do people want to throw out their milk sooner or get food poisoning?

Very cold fridge = smart, Not very cold fridge = stupid.
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