Chill the Fridge Out

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Check
your fridge
temperature

Select your fridge brand from the menu below to see how you can Chill The Fridge Out

AEG

You've selected AEG as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Amica

You've selected Amica as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

1-5 dial

This one is pretty straightforward. Set the dial to 3 to get your fridge below 5°C.

1-6 dial

Set it to between 3 and 4 to make sure you're chilling the fridge out below 5°C.

1-7 dial

Setting the dial for this one is simple. Move the dial to between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Beko

You've selected Beko as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

0-5 dial

This might be more common on an older model. Set the dial at 2-3 to get your fridge below 5°C.

1-5 dial

This one is pretty straightforward. Set the dial to 3 to get your fridge below 5°C.

1-6 dial

Set it to between 3 and 4 to make sure you're chilling the fridge out below 5°C.

Min - Max

Set your dial to the middle to get your fridge below 5°C. There might even be a halfway point marked ‘Eco’ – if so, then set it to that. Simple!

Thermostat

Make sure your thermostat is between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Bosch

You've selected Bosch as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

0-5 dial

This one is pretty straightforward. Set the dial to 3 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Min - Max

Set your dial to the middle to get your fridge below 5°C. There might even be a halfway point marked ‘Eco’ – if so, then set it to that. Simple!

Candy

You've selected Candy as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

0-7 dial

Set your dial to 3-4 (so somewhere in the middle) to get your fridge below 5°C.

Min - Max

Set your dial to the middle to get your fridge below 5°C. There might even be a halfway point marked ‘Eco’ – if so, then set it to that. Simple!

Electrolux

You've selected Electrolux as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

0-4 dial

It's simple, aim for the middle! That's roughly where the dial needs to be to get your fridge below 5°C.

Fischer & Paykel

You've selected Fischer and Paykel as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

1-7 dial

Setting the dial for this one is simple. Move the dial to between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

1-10 dial

Set your dial to 4-5 to make sure your fridge is under 5°C.

Fridgemaster

You've selected Fridgemaster as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

1-7 dial

Setting the dial for this one is simple. Move the dial to between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

1-8 dial

It's simple, aim for the middle! That's roughly where the dial needs to be to get your fridge below 5°C.

Thermostat

Make sure your thermostat is between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Grundig

You've selected Grundig as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

1-5 dial

Set your dial to 3 (so somewhere in the middle) to get your fridge below 5°C.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Thermostat

Make sure your thermostat is between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Haier

You've selected Haier as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Min - Max

Aim for the middle to get your fridge below 5°C. It's always best to keep your dial pointed towards the 'Eco' setting.

Hoover

You've selected Hoover as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

0-7 dial

Set your dial to the middle to get your fridge below 5°C. Simple!

Min - Max

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Hotpoint

You've selected Hotpoint as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

1-5 dial

This one is pretty straightforward. Set the dial to 3 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Indesit

You've selected Indesit as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

1-5 dial

This one is pretty straightforward. Set the dial to 3 to get your fridge below 5°C.

1-6 dial

Set it to between 3 and 4 to make sure you're chilling the fridge out below 5°C.

Min - Max

It's simple, to get your fridge below 5°C, aim for the middle, it's always best to keep your dial pointed towards the 'Medium' setting.

Small snowflake - big snowflake

Move the dial to the middle to make sure your fridge stays below 5°C. This might be marked by the setting 'Eco'.

Kenwood

You've selected Kenwood as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

1-6 dial

Set it to between 3 and 4 to make sure you're chilling the fridge out below 5°C.

LG

You've selected LG as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Logik

You've selected Logik as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

1-6 dial

Set it to between 3 and 4 to make sure you're chilling the fridge out below 5°C.

Miele

You've selected Miele as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

1-7 dial

Setting the dial for this one is simple. Move the dial to between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

NEFF

You've selected NEFF as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Min - Max

Set your dial to the middle to get your fridge below 5°C. There might even be a halfway point marked ‘Eco’ – if so, then set it to that. Simple!

Panasonic

You've selected Panasonic as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

1-3 dial

Set it to 2, right in the middle, to get your fridge below 5°C.

1-7 dial

Setting the dial for this one is simple. Move the dial to between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

0-7 dial

Set the dial to 3 to Chill the Fridge Out below 5°C.

1-9 dial

Set the dial to 4-5 to keep your fridge below 5°C.

Thermostat

Make sure your thermostat is between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Samsung

You've selected Samsung as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Sharp

You've selected Sharp as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Siemens

You've selected Siemens as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Smeg

You've selected Smeg as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

0-7 dial

Set your dial to 3-4 (so somewhere in the middle) to get your fridge below 5°C.

Vestel

You've selected Vestel as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Whirlpool

You've selected Whirlpool as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

Zanussi

You've selected Zanussi as your fridge brand. Take a peek inside your fridge, see which one of the temperature dials below matches yours and follow the recommended instructions.

Can't find your temperature dial here? Check out your fridge model manual on website. You can also buy a fridge thermometer, they’re inexpensive and could save you ££ in food waste.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided in your manual to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

0-5 dial

This one is pretty straightforward. Set the dial to 3 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Don't know

Can't find your fridge here, or not sure what make it is? Below are the main dials and displays used across leading manufacturers with their recommended settings.

Still not sure? Send us a snap on our Facebook page, or on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ChilltheFridgeOut, and we'll help you set your fridge to the right temperature.

Digital Display

Well that's an easy one! Just follow the instructions provided to change the temperature on the digital display to below 5°C.

0-7 dial

Set your dial to 3-4 (so somewhere in the middle) to get your fridge below 5°C.

1-5 dial

This one is pretty straightforward. Set the dial to 3 to get your fridge below 5°C.

Min - Max

Set your dial to the middle to get your fridge below 5°C. There might even be a halfway point marked ‘Eco’ – if so, then set it to that. Simple!

Thermostat

Make sure your thermostat is between 3 and 4 to get your fridge below 5°C.

We are a nation divided – only half of us know that our fridge should be below 5°C.

In fact, the average UK fridge temperature is set at a way too hot 7°C. This is terrible news for milk and other food items kept in the fridge, which can perish quickly when not stored at the right temperature.

Did you know the equivalent of 3.1 million glasses of milk are poured down our kitchen sinks every day in the UK? And that a family of four wastes £70 every month by chucking food away? What’s more, the average UK household could make seven extra meals every week if it said goodbye to unnecessary food waste.

Unite in the food waste fight! The good news is that putting a stop to this is easy. Set your fridge to the right temperature so that your milk and other food items can last three days longer. Use our simple tool to find out how.

Why should we Chill the Fridge Out?


1/3 of the food that is produced in the world goes to waste. This comes at a high price to:

Wildlife. A land area the equivalent size of Wales would need to be cleared to produce the food that is wasted in the UK. Globally this means deforestation and the destruction of whole ecosystems, as animal habitats are destroyed.


People. If food waste were a country, it would be the third most polluting country on the planet. Changing weather patterns caused by climate change threaten food security and force people to flee their homes.

Our planet. The carbon associated with the food we waste at home is equivalent to taking one in four cars off our roads in the UK.

70% of the food that is wasted in the UK is done so at home. What’s more, reducing the food that ends up in the bin means less packaging too.

If we all make a few small changes (like Chilling the Fridge Out!) together we can make a BIG difference.

You heard it here first - here are five quick tips to keep your fridge below 5°C.

Shut the fridge door!

The temperature inside a fridge rises significantly each time the door is opened and could take hours to cool down again. Make sure you shut the door when you get your milk out to make a cuppa.

Use a thermometer

Keep a fridge thermometer inside your fridge so you can keep an eye on the temperature. These are available from retailers such as Lakeland, Robert Dyas, Wilko and others.

Don’t put hot food straight in the fridge

Cool cooked food at room temperature and place in the fridge within one to two hours.

Store food in the right area of the fridge

Some parts of the fridge are less cool than others – for example, the door.  Take a look at our video for advice on where best to store different items.

Keep it cool

Use a cool bag to keep chilled food cool on the way home from the shops.

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