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GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR FRIDGE

Storing food and maximizing your refrigerator space can be as challenging as packing. So let's go over a few things you can do to get the most out of all the usable space your refrigerator offers. From making all your groceries fit, to ensuring your food will last longer, you will find it here.

Adjusting Shelves
Maximize Your Space
Tips to Store Food

ADJUSTING SHELVES

STEP 1.

The first thing you'll need to do is to remove
the shelf. Simply tilt up the front of the shelf,
then lift up the back and pull out the shelf.

STEP 2.

Remember to store similar food items
together to make finding them easier, and
reduce the amount of time you need to keep
your refrigerator open.

STEP 3.

When you're ready to reinstall the shelf, tilt up
the front and guide its hooks into the slots at
the desired height.

STEP 4.

Lower the front of the shelf so the hooks
drop into the slots.

STEP 5.

You may have folding shelves in your
refrigerator. So, if you need to store taller items
like a gallon of milk or 2-liter soda bottles,
simply push the front of the shelf underneath
the back half of it.

STEP 6.

Pull the shelf toward you to return it to a full shelf.


How much can you fit
into your refrigerator?

Maximize Your Space

When it comes to refrigerators, there's no such thing as too much space. Your new refrigerator has adjustable interior features that will make organization a snap, and maximize the space inside. Get tips below on how to take full advantage of them.

Door-in-Door Feature (model LFX31945 only)

The unique Door-in-Door™ feature in model LFX31945 allows you to organize your refrigerator by putting your most-used items quickly within reach. By pressing the button built into your refrigerator's handle, you unlock a separate inner door that gives you easy access to your go-to foods and drinks, without having to open the main refrigerator door.

Get easier access with the Door-in-Door™ feature.

The inner case helps keep everything it it's place. To open it, lightly push the center of the case. It can also easily be removed for cleaning. To remove the case, slide it up and pull it out. To re-attach it, line the tabs on the case with the slots on the door, and push down until it snaps into place.

Throwing a party? Family coming over for Thanksgiving? No matter the occasion, organize your refrigerator and your freezer and you'll be able to fit more. See how you can pack smartly and fit more into the space you have.

Maximize Your Space

Choose from the selection below to get
tips on how to maximize your space.

Maximize Fridge Space: Doors
  • Consider the space on your refrigerator door as prime real estate and use it to store the most popular items.
  • The door is also great to store unusually shaped items, small packed foods such as condiments, salad dressings, baby foods, or bulky beverages like milk and juice.
Maximize Fridge Space: Upper Fridge
  • Store larger food items, platters, and containers on the expansive refrigerator compartment shelves.
  • Change the spacing between shelves to store items of similar height together, gaining more usable space.
  • Take advantage of the "strike zone" and keep the items you use the most in the area between shoulder-height and knee-height, so you can reach them without bending and stretching.
  • If you have a shelf that never seems quite big enough, use it for storing leftovers.
  • Remember that containers that can be stacked and are similar in shape (square versus round are best) will maximize your space.
Maximize Fridge Space: Lower Fridge
  • Keep the most perishable items, like meats, on the bottom where it's cooler. Plus, if there's any leakage, it won't drip on other foods.
  • The crisper drawers come with humidity control, so they are perfect for storing vegetables and fruits. Higher humidity is usually ideal.
  • If you have a full-width deli drawer, use it to accommodate party trays, meat-and-cheese platters or other wide and low items.
MAXIMIZING FREEZER SPACE
  • Place smaller items in one area so they are all in one place.
  • Keep things like ice cream toward the front.
  • Choose a spot for the bagged items like frozen veggies or meals. Do the same for items you have frozen, like hotdogs and meat.
  • Always use clear plastic containers to make things easier to find.
  • Date items when you freeze them. You'd be surprised how fast you forget about these details.
  • Choose a shelf to place food packaged in boxes.
  • Always start with the bulkier items and work your way towards the front from there.
  • If your freezer has a pullout drawer, use it to store small packed frozen food.

Tips to store food

Tip

Before storing meat, fish or chicken, make sure they're dry.

Take inventory and discard out-of-date items or those you probably won't use anytime soon.

Check expiration dates weekly in your refrigerator and monthly in your freezer to ensure you use food before it spoils.

Keep the most often used items in front for easy access.

Organizing food items by size will create a function for each shelf and make everything easier to find.

Grouping similar items together will help you organize and access food.

Keep anything that has a strong odor—like onions and cheeses—wrapped tightly and separately.

The crisper drawers preserve humidity, and will help vegetables and fruits stay crisp.

Wait for leftovers to cool down before putting them into the fridge. Putting hot items in the fridge requires more electricity to cool them down.

The optimum temperature for your refrigerator is between 35°F and 38°F.

It's always a good idea to keep sensitive or highly perishable foods such as eggs in their original packaging and on a shelf.

Be careful with foods you place near your refrigerator's air vents as ice may tend to form.

Also be careful with the humidity settings for your crisper drawers. Too much humidity in your crisper drawer may cause food to freeze.

Save space in your refrigerator by only storing what's necessary to be kept cold. Typically items found in the center aisles of your grocery store do not need to be refrigerated if not opened.