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Frdige freezes my carrots!

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minxthemanx Thu 26-Nov-15 18:44:34

Grrr, I've cleaned it, cleaned out the hole at the back, defrosted it......have tried it on lowest setting right up to highest setting, but still my veg are freezing solid in the fridge. They're in the veg compartment at the bottom, not on a shelf and definitely not touching the back of the fridge. Any thoughts? How do I stop the fridge from freezing them? (Doesn't freeze anything else!)

wowfudge Thu 26-Nov-15 19:26:42

This might seem a daft question, but are they actually frozen or extremely cold? I find root veg from the fridge seems colder then anything else, possibly because they are quite dense in texture.

They don't need to be in the fridge though, so put them in a basket in a cool place instead?

minxthemanx Thu 26-Nov-15 20:09:48

The leeks were frozen solid, broccoli and carrots the same. Have always kept them in fridge so they last longer. Don't understand why they're freezing.

Luxyelectro Thu 26-Nov-15 20:12:33

Ahhh. I just had this

Turns out I was using my fridge wrong

It's controls are min-> max

I thought min meant quite cold
And max meant very cold

Turns out. Min means very very cold
And max means not so cold

Ie the min/max was referring to the temperature of the fridge
I only fiddled with it to try to reuse electricity bills as previously it was set in the middle

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 26-Nov-15 20:27:18

Stick a bowl of water in the bottom of the fridge and see if it freezes.

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 26-Nov-15 20:28:12

Or stick a thermometer in the drawer, if you have one.

minxthemanx Thu 26-Nov-15 20:28:56

Thanks I'll dig out the manual and check. But tbh the veg are freezing on the lowest or highest setting.

minxthemanx Thu 26-Nov-15 20:30:38

Jareth the water at the bottom if the fridge freezes solid. (Under the white veg compartment). Am frequently having to thaw it out.

KanyesVest Thu 26-Nov-15 20:38:46

My fridge does the same. If I cut through carrots, there are dull on ice crystals inside; anything that touches the walls or floor freezes solid. It is about a million years old though, so I'm using the excuse for a shiny new one in the new year. For now I have a meat drawer, a dairy drawer, and I put the veg in a big Tupperware tub on a shelf.

JarethTheGoblinKing Thu 26-Nov-15 23:00:49

Sounds like it's knackered, sorry..

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