It takes anywhere from three to 24 hours for a refrigerator to reach safe temperatures for storing food, depending on the size and type of unit. When the refrigerator compartment reaches 40 degrees Fahrenheit and the freezer reaches 5 degrees Fahrenheit, it is safe to transfer food items.
Checking the temperature is the only way to be sure a refrigerator has cooled enough for safe food storage. A thermometer placed in a glass of water in the center of both the freezer and refrigerator compartments provides an accurate measurement of their temperatures. Refrigerators need to be between 37 to 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and freezers are ideally between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Some contemporary computerized refrigerators provide a digital display of the temperature of each compartment.Learn More
A refrigerator uses between 41 and 135 kilowatts per month, depending on its size and age. The larger and older a refrigerator is, the more electricity it uses.Full Answer >
Energy consumption depends on the size of the refrigerator. Models of 1.7 to 4.4 cubic feet with manual defrost consume no more than 239.42 kilowatt hours per year. Partial automatic defrost models consume no more than 318.4 kilowatt hours per year.Full Answer >
Standard wood stain typically takes between 18 and 24 hours to dry completely. If humidity levels are high, wood stains can take 48 hours to dry. Improper ventilation sometimes results in longer drying times. Certain formulations of interior oil-based wood stains allow re-coating after two hours.Full Answer >
To paint a refrigerator, unplug it, clean it, remove the handle and door hardware, and then lightly spray the refrigerator with three to four coats of appliance paint. Cover nearby surfaces with newspaper or tarp, or paint the refrigerator outdoors.Full Answer >