Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wonder Killer Strikes Again (Veggie Drawer Humidity Control)

Do you have humidity controls on your vegetable drawer in you refrigerator?

I have never touched them, because I didn’t really know what they should be. I WONDER what those controls should be set on?

So I did a little research. Kenmore says leafy vegetables and vegetables without skins should be kept on high humidity. And Fruits and vegetables with skins should be kept at low humidity.

Easy. Except, that’s never good enough for an inquiring mind, and I require at least 2 sources to tell me the same thing. So I kept looking.

Bosch says that meat and fish should be kept on low and fruits and veggies should be kept on high.

Uh…you companies are like contradicting each other. That’s not a good deal for the wonder killer.

Ohio State University says veggies on high (98%) and fruits slightly lower (90-95%).

So high and low is relative. Got it.

Which means, your fridge? Its controls are also relative. And unless you can locate the owner manual or look it up on a web-site – you might just have to experiment.

***This post was written in January, but not posted. Sorry for the lack of informative links. I don't have much time today.

2 comments:

Someone Being Me said...

Yeah, I have no clue. I'm not even sure if I have temperature control. I pretty much dump everything in the drawer and try to eat it before the mold takes over.

Becky said...

I am completely clueless as well. I don't even know if my fridge has such controls.