How Cold Should a Freezer Be?


Most reach-in freezers are designed to go down below 5 degrees. Most walk-in freezers are designed to get well below 0 degrees. The correct freezer temperature can vary according the local inspecting authority
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Temperature Frozen foods should be kept at 0 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature should be no higher than 5 degrees Fahrenheit. A higher temperature will shorten the shelf life
0 degrees.
It should be -18oC (0 F) which is what every manufacture recommends and I as a refrigeration engineer maintain! A little colder is Ok; However don't let your freezer go below -21oC
Zero deg F. or -18deg C. for household Fridge freezer. Deep freeze, like a chest freezer, - 10 deg. F. -23 deg. C. Household freezer storage is good for approx 3 - 5 months depending
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How Cold Should a Home Freezer Be?
Keeping the correct temperature in your freezer will help extend the shelf life of your food. Be sure to package and date your food before placing it in the freezer.... More »
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Try to use 0 degrees F as a goal. That leaves a good size safety margin. Most reach-in freezers are designed to go down below 5 degrees.
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