We are not used to measuring freezer and refrigerator temperature mainly because we suppose that the fridge will do it by itself. But another excuse is that most of us never even think about the need to measure the temperature. So why would we start doing this? Here are some reasons to use the refrigerator and freezer thermometers.
1.The safety of the food
To keep the food in an edible condition, you need to store it at the temperature below 4 in the fridge or freeze it at the temperature below -17. How can you be sure you have this exact temperature if you don’t have a thermometer? It is especially important to have one in restaurants, supermarkets or other public facilities that deal with food. Measuring the temperature constantly you can be sure you, your family or your customers are safe.
2. Save the energy
Today energy savings is a hot topic. It’s not just about money. It’s about the safety of the environment. With the thermometer, you can control the temperature in your refrigerator and freezer and adjust it so you can save energy. For instance, you see that the fridge is working at 3. While it might seem not that different from 4, still your appliance is using too much power than it actually needs.
The main difference between domestic and commercial freezers is that the second category of appliances can produce lower temperature. But most of the time restaurant and other facilities don’t need such low-temperature ranges. With the thermometer, you can control the level of the cold, so the freezer doesn’t consume more energy than required.
3. Be sure the food stays in a safe zone when you’re away
Using the thermometer with an alarm, you will know if there was a temperature drop due to, for example, power outage. Knowing that the food was exposed to the danger zone for a while, you can check if it is still edible. Therefore, you can make sure it is safe. Thermometers with alarms are vital for restaurants and supermarkets because such facilities have to ensure they won’t poison their customers. Although, such a device is useful for domestic fridges as well. For instance, you went for a vacation, and the power outage happened. Once you arrive home, the refrigerator is working in its usual mode. But you can check the thermometer and see the temperature drop. So you will know you have to check if your food is still edible.
4. Advanced thermometers can offer some extra protection
There are devices with humidity sensors and other features that allow having more precise control over the environment your food has. Maybe, for the domestic use, these features are too much. But restaurants can benefit a lot from such devices. For example, keeping an eye on the level of humidity in the fridge or the freezer you can preserve your products, so they remain fresh and tasty for as long as possible.
Some thermometers can be connected to the Internet, so they can send you notifications on your smartphone if something goes wrong when you’re away.