Fun fact: Today, November 15, is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day! With the holidays approaching, lots of cooking means relying heavily on yours. As you start to stock up, use this trick to keeping your appliance in good condition: Fill it up
Yes, this may seem like an easy thing to do leading up to a big feast, but when leftovers start thinning out and the fridge gets sparse, be sure to at least store a few big jugs of water in there. Refrigerators need “thermal mass” to maintain low temperatures, and cool foods and drinks help absorb the warm air that comes in when you open the doors—which means a better shelf life for your appliance.