Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans
Energy Efficient Freezers for Green Kitchens
As you stick your head in your old, clunky freezer and try to grab that ice encrusted chunk of great-grandma’s wedding cake, you may be wondering why you even have a freezer that is so unfriendly for green kitchens. There are many useful, energy efficient freezers that can replace that old behemoth. To keep your freezer as green as possible:
- Look for appliances with the ENERGY STAR rating—the government considers them to be the best energy savers available.
- Follow manufacturer suggestions for ideal settings.
- Never overfill shelves. A freezer that is too full has trouble properly circulating cold air to all the food.
- Empty the entire freezer every few months and throw out anything that is out of date. If you can’t figure out whether that package contains fish or fruit because it is so freezer burned, don’t keep it.