Food & Drink Here’s the Right Way to Use Your Refrigerator’s Crisper Drawer

09:37  14 february  2018
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Here are five ways to hack your crisper drawers for a more organized fridge. If your refrigerator has humidity controls on the drawers , designate one as a high-humidity drawer and the other as a low-humidity drawer .

While crisper drawers might seem like the perfect place to store beer or odds-and-ends that don’t fit on refrigerator shelves, they're actually meant for fresh produce, and when used correctly, can extend the life of your fruits and vegetables.

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Do you actually know how to use the crisper drawer in the refrigerator, or do you find yourself cramming produce in there in a mad dash to unload the groceries? (You'll need room for the ingredients in our best recipes for seasonal produce.) I'll be the first one to admit it — I actually used those drawers as beer storage for a long time! Once I graduated from my college living phase, I still haphazardly put fruits in one drawer and vegetables in the other, sliding that humidity control dial directly in the middle just to be safe.

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So, my refrigerator is now crisper - drawer free. I’ve pulled out the drawers and have deep shelves where they used to be. corn…a tip from the produce man at my grocery store…..if you buy fresh corn on the cob and can’t use it right away, here ’ s his tip.

They look just like normal drawers , right ? The drawers where you throw everything that doesn’t fit on the So I spoke with a major manufacturer of refrigerators to sharpen my crisper skills. Here ' s what I Meanwhile, using the high-humidity drawer (the one that’ s closed up all the way , or that doesn't

The crisper drawer may have remained a mystery for many years, but now I realize it's a fruit and vegetable lifesaver. Getting the most out of your refrigerator's crisper drawer can significantly extend the life of your fruits and vegetables. That not only saves you money on groceries, but it also makes sure that your food tastes super fresh, too! It's time to stop storing our food wrong and learn the right way to use those crisper drawers.

Fresh fruit and vegetables in the fridge. © Photo: Shutterstock / Hannamariah Fresh fruit and vegetables in the fridge.

It's all about airflow.

The crisper drawer extends the life of your fruits and vegetables by controlling the airflow around them via the vents. Most crisper drawers have adjustable humidity vents, allowing you to close off the airflow (creating more humidity) or open it up (creating a low-humidity environment). If your refrigerator doesn't have any controls, all of your bins will be high-humidity crispers, but most modern refrigerators let you choose. The best way to manage your crisper environment is by creating one high- and one low-humidity crisper drawer. We'll take a look at what you'll want to store where in a moment.

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Do you actually know how to set the crisper or humidity drawers in your fridge? Here ' s the rundown on how to actually use those drawers to keep food fresh! It' s high time you learn how to use these refrigerator drawers properly for the sake of your fruits and veggies!

The Right Temperature for Your Refrigerator . If you have two crisper drawers at the bottom of your fridge, designate one for low humidity and one for high humidity. The low-humidity drawer should be used for fruit, and have its vent almost all the way open (or on a scale of eight to nine, if your

Ethylene gas (and why it matters)

The primary reason your food is going bad? Something called ethylene gas. Certain fruits (like bananas, kiwis, and pears) release a hormone known as ethylene gas as they ripen. This gas is great if you want to quickly ripen an avocado, but it's not so ideal if you want to keep your lettuces fresh. Luckily, your refrigerator's crisper drawer can help with that! When you shut down the airflow access and create a low-humidity crisper drawer, you also trap all that ethylene gas inside. That means it can't escape, so it won't be able to prematurely soften or discolor your other produce. Pretty cool!

Use the humidity zones wisely

As a general rule of thumb, use the low-humidity setting for anything that rots easily. That means apples, pears, avocados, melons, or stone fruits. The high-humidity drawer is great for anything that wilts – think thin-skinned vegetables like asparagus or leafy vegetables like greens and fresh herbs. The high-humidity drawer is also ideal for ethylene gas sensitive items (like strawberries). Since most of the ethylene producers will be in the other drawer, your items will be super safe here.

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Click here for Drain Clip. Is your Samsung refrigerator leaking into the crisper drawers or onto The best way to clear the line is hot water. A turkey baster works great to apply pressure to a small area. I finally took out the crisper drawers and used plastic bins with towels on the bottom to help keep food

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Don't overfill or underfill the drawer.

The crisper drawer is designed to work best when it's two-thirds full, so don't be afraid to load it up! Talk about the perfect motivator to stock up on healthy fruits and vegetables. But, everything in moderation of course. Be careful not to pack the drawers in too tightly. Your food won't be able to breathe if in close quarters, and the weight of heavy items could damage more delicate items, too.

Use that super fresh produce in our favorite recipes from the Farmers Market Recipe Collection.

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