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    Default Refrigerator/freezer - how cold do you like it?

    I never really thought much about this before, because I never had to...

    So, I just got a new refrigerator, and of course, it's got a (seemingly) precise digital temperature adjustment. If you have one like this, what do you set yours at? Right now, I've got the refrigerator at 38F and the freezer at 0F... seems ok to me, but I'm curious what others do.

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    And, if you're a Coors Light drinker, what's Super Cold???

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    As cold as I can get without freezing things. (it's more for the beer than anything else)

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    You must be one bored individual guy !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by decal View Post
    You must be one bored individual guy !!!!
    Sometimes when I'm bored, I eat. Then I go open the refrigerator door to see what's available. When I do that, I see the temperature displayed, and then I wonder...
    So, yes, boredom led me to this, but you read it! :tongue:

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    Damned right I'm bored, that's why I come to this site !!!!!

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    Milk and beer must be ice cold.

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    0 and 37 which is what my manufacturer recommended. I tried colder, milk and OJ started freezing, tried warmer and noticed drinks seemed too warm to me. I put on a power meter and over several weeks the energy cost was very close, maybe within a few dollars per year, don't remember the exact amount.
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    The health inspector for our daycare checks that the refrigerator is always between 35 and 40 and we have a back up thermometer in refrigerator which specifies the same range as safe. Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    0 and 37 which is what my manufacturer recommended. I tried colder, milk and OJ started freezing, tried warmer and noticed drinks seemed too warm to me. I put on a power meter and over several weeks the energy cost was very close, maybe within a few dollars per year, don't remember the exact amount.
    Same here it says right on the inside where we set the temp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Milk and beer must be ice cold.
    yep so that if it was 1 degree colder ice would be forming

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    * freezer "should be" 0 degrees F / -20 degrees C

    * fridge "should be" 39 degrees F / 4 degrees C (the temperature at which water is densest; this is why ice floats - and none of us would exist today if it didn't)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647 View Post
    * (the temperature at which water is densest; this is why ice floats - and none of us would exist today if it didn't)
    I better turn mine up another two degrees then before we all cease to exist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    I better turn mine up another two degrees then before we all cease to exist!
    well... fortunately... the converse isn't true! :-)

    Water's amazing stuff...just amazing; really the stuff of life (as we know it).

    Back on topic: a little colder is OK - actually our fridge has digital readout thingamabobs in it and the freezer's about 1 deg F and the fridge 37, so I've got no room to talk!
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    My readout is on the outside control panel and my freezer reads -2 deg F and the fridge is +34 deg F.
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    My Dad had an old Kelvinator from the 40's, with the pull sprung handle, it kept a perfect 32 1/2 degrees temp for beer storage, it bit the dust in the late 80's . Vintage is always better
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    Quote Originally Posted by stuwee View Post
    my dad had an old kelvinator from the 40's, with the pull sprung handle, it kept a perfect 32 1/2 degrees temp for beer storage, it bit the dust in the late 80's . Vintage is always better
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    the freezing point (?c) of beer = (-0.42 ? a) + (0.04 ? e) + 0.2, where a is the percent of alcohol content by weight, and e is the original gravity of the wort (?plato). Therefore, each 1% increase in alcohol content lowers the freezing point by 0.42? c and each increase in gravity of 1? plato raises it by 0.04?c. Thus, no beer will freeze at -1?c, and products at higher alcohol concentrations (including high-gravity brews prior to dilution) will withstand even lower temperatures.

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    I do that freezing trick with bottled water and soda. At the top of my freezer above the icemaker it just happens to be the perfect temperatue. Pull the drink out and tap on it and watch the slurpy form. I love drinks this way!
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    I keep our refridgerator very cold, almost near freezing and the other side is normal.

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    The fridge section in our house is set on the coldest setting and the freezer is set to the "normal" setting.
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