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15 Fridge And Freezer Hacks To Help Keep Things Chill This Summer

You gots to chill.

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1. Organise your fridge using plastic tubs.

Cheap plastic tubs will make it far easier to group all your items together, as explained here.
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Cheap plastic tubs will make it far easier to group all your items together, as explained here.

2. Use an ice tray to freeze your leftover herbs in olive oil.

Oil will help prevent browning that can occur when you freeze herbs.
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Oil will help prevent browning that can occur when you freeze herbs.

These frozen herb cubes are great for soups and stews, as explained here.
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These frozen herb cubes are great for soups and stews, as explained here.

3. Chill your beer faster.

Wrap a warm beer bottle in a wet kitchen roll before you cool it down in the freezer. This simple method can save you precious beer-drinking time.
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Wrap a warm beer bottle in a wet kitchen roll before you cool it down in the freezer. This simple method can save you precious beer-drinking time.

4. Prolong the lifespan of your veggies.

Line your fridge drawers with foam mats. These washable liners will reduce mould and keep your veggies fresh for longer.
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Line your fridge drawers with foam mats. These washable liners will reduce mould and keep your veggies fresh for longer.

5. Line your fridge shelves with greaseproof paper.

This simple and affordable trick will make it easier to clean up those sticky spills.
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This simple and affordable trick will make it easier to clean up those sticky spills.

6. Pack as many things into your freezer as possible.

The more items in your freezer, the less energy it will require to keep things cold.
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The more items in your freezer, the less energy it will require to keep things cold.

7. Don’t lose sight of anything ever again.

This turntable will help you keep an eye on what's hiding at the back of your fridge.
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This turntable will help you keep an eye on what's hiding at the back of your fridge.

8. And don't forget to label containers.

Keep masking tape and a felt pen close by so you can easily label containers with the date you opened them.
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Keep masking tape and a felt pen close by so you can easily label containers with the date you opened them.

9. Take a photo of your fridge before you go shopping.

This way you won't return with even more sausages.
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This way you won't return with even more sausages.

10. Don't let your fruit go bad.

Slice fruit before it goes bad and freeze it to use later in delicious smoothies.
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Slice fruit before it goes bad and freeze it to use later in delicious smoothies.

11. Blanch your veggies before you freeze them.

Blanching your vegetables before freezing will help preserve their flavour and texture.
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Blanching your vegetables before freezing will help preserve their flavour and texture.

12. Keep perishables away from the fridge doors.

The temperature of a fridge is most likely to fluctuate closer to the doors. This means perishable goods such as milk will stay fresh for longer if you keep them on the main shelves.
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The temperature of a fridge is most likely to fluctuate closer to the doors. This means perishable goods such as milk will stay fresh for longer if you keep them on the main shelves.

And don't forget these useful facts:

13. Keep your fridge freezer at least 10cm away from the wall.

This allows the coils to work more efficiently and will save you money.
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This allows the coils to work more efficiently and will save you money.

14. Keep your fridge at between 3 and 5°C.

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15. And chill your freezer at -18 °C.

Maintaining the right temperatures will help reduce the amount you spend on energy bills.
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Maintaining the right temperatures will help reduce the amount you spend on energy bills.

Ever returned home from the supermarket with items you don't actually need?

Don't fret! With the Home Connect Bosch Fridge Freezer and its nifty internal cameras, you can keep tabs on what's in your fridge freezer using an app on your smartphone. No joke. Keep things chill this summer and find out more about the latest range of Currys PC World fridge freezers.