What temperature should my freezer have?
Get started with setting the temperature
With these 3 tips, you can easily set the temperature of your freezer.
Tip 1. Set the temperature to -18°C
Tip 2. Use a thermometer
Tip 3. Save on energy costs
Tip 1: set the temperature to 18°C
Products are well-frozen at a temperature of -18°C. On most freezers, it's also possible to set the temperature a few degrees lower. This just doesn't make a difference for frozen foods. A lower temperature won't push back the expiry date of your food. But every degree below -18°C does add to your energy costs. Setting the freezer to a higher temperature than -18°C isn't possible by the way. All our ****star freezers have a maximum temperature of -18°C.
Tip 2: measure the temperature without a display
Does your freezer or chest freezer have a dial to set the temperature with? Then it takes a little more effort to check if it's set to -18°C. You can easily measure the temperature with a special thermometer for fridges and freezer. Put the thermometer in with your frozen foods for a couple of hours to get a good reading. If you leave it for just a couple of minutes, it will only measure the air temperature.
Tip 3: save on energy costs
-18°C isn't just the best, but also the most energy-efficient temperature for your freezer. And yet there are a couple of other ways to save energy. With these tips, your freezer won't have to work extra hard to constantly keep the temperature at -18°C:
- Don't place your freezer next to a heat source.
- Don't block the ventilation gap at the back of the freezer, so the heat can escape properly.
- Don't leave the door open too long.
- Let warm products cool down before you put them in the freezer.
- Regularly defrost your freezer.