FOOD FRESHNESS FEATURES
We spend a fair amount of money on the food we love, so keeping it fresh for as long as possible is really important.
Luckily, many fridge freezer manufacturers have developed technology to store your food in the perfect condition, preserving flavours and nutrients for longer.
Here, we cover these food freshness features, to help you decide on the best fridge freezer to suit your family.
Many fridge freezer brands have created a handy quick chill function. This allows you to cool fresh food to the correct temperature quickly – at the flick of a switch.
The fridge compartment’s temperature is lowered temporarily, helping the food to retain nutrients and flavour, as well as preserving maximum freshness. This feature is particularly useful when you’ve just done your weekly shop.
The fast freeze function works similarly to quick-chill, but freezes fresh food quickly rather than simply chilling it. This locks in vitamins and taste, meaning your food will be fresher when you defrost it.
Food textures – like bread – are retained better if frozen at a quicker rate. So, you can stock up on bargains and essentials, knowing they’ll still taste great when defrosted.
FLEXIBLE TEMPERATURE ZONES
Some brands such as Blomberg have developed fridge freezer models with a special super fresh zone. This keeps food between 0 and 3°C, and the humidity at just the right level.
As a result, your meat, fish, fruit and vegetables will retain taste, flavour and freshness for up to twice as long.
AIR FLOW COOLING
Some fridge freezer models are equipped with advanced air flow cooling technology.
Vents in both the fridge and freezer compartments distribute air to maintain the correct temperature. This technology helps restore interior temperature as quickly as possible when the door has been opened. Some models even feature a barrier of cold air which helps to maintain the cool temperature.
Antibacterial seals prevent bacteria from forming and entering, which keeps your fridge freezer hygienic, and your food fresher for longer.
Special compartments like chiller drawers and salad crispers also do their part in preserving your food. Take a look at our storage options section for more information.
Some models now feature air filters, which help circulate air while deodorising the fridge’s interior.
Chiller drawers and salad crispers also do their part in preserving your food.