see freezer/refrigerator thermometer
From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
A full fridge doesn’t have to be a cluttered fridge. When a refrigerator is organized, you won’t have to dig around to find something to cook or snack on. It makes you more excited to open the door, which means you’ll end up wasting less of the food inside.
Millions of people get sick from undercooked food each year— many chalk it up to a stomach bug or the flu, but oftentimes the cause is the food in your own home. Using a thermometer makes sure you’ve killed those pesky bacteria lurking in your food.
Foods like raw meat and dairy are only as good as the environment in which they're stored. A refrigerator in tip-top condition provides prime storage conditions for your perishables and stops odors and bacteria from flourishing.
Go ahead, open your fridge. How long have the items been in there? Is everything you've got chilling safe to eat, or should you toss it?
A refrigerator in tiptop condition provides prime storage conditions for your perishables and stops odors and bacteria from flourishing.