Statistics About The Average Refrigerator Temperature

The average refrigerator temperature is typically set between 35-38 degrees Fahrenheit to maintain food safety.

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"The FDA recommends that the average refrigerator temperature should be at or below 40° F (4° C)."

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"Around 23% of American households set their refrigerator temperature below the recommended 40° F (4° C)."

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"The average lifespan of a refrigerator is 14-17 years, indicating that the average refrigerator temperature is adequately regulated."

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"The average electric power consumption of a fridge (and hence the average temperature) can vary between 100 and 400 watts."

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"1-2 degrees of thermostat setting changes can result in 5% changes in energy usage indicating its impact on average refrigerator temperature."

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"Almost 9% of the world's appliance-related electricity is consumed by refrigeration, suggesting a large scale of average refrigerator temperature regulation."

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"Statistics show that a third of all food produced in the world is wasted, much of this could be attributed to incorrect average refrigerator temperatures."

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"An increase of just one degree Celsius (1.8° F) could save homeowners 5 to 10% on power each year, indicating the importance of refrigerator temperature setting."

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"A modern fridge consumes nearly 25% less energy than one manufactured 20 years ago, suggesting advancements in average refrigerator temperature controls."

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"Statistics show that up to 90% of refrigerated food samples were stored at an incorrect temperature."

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"About 30% of households admit to not knowing the correct temperature setting for their fridge."

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"When stored at the right temperature in the refrigerator, milk can last between five to seven days."

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"25% of Americans have a second refrigerator, indicating even more variability in average refrigerator temperature."

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"Statistics indicate that 2.8 million people worldwide die from obesity-related causes each year, some of which could be correlated to incorrect average fridge temperatures."

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"Indian refrigerators, on average, run at around 3-4°C which is within the recommended temperature range."

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"A 2017 study showed that 43% of Australians have their fridges set at the wrong temperature."

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"Nearly 30% of surveyed Irish consumers were storing perishables in their fridge at temperatures above the recommended 5°C"

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"In a 2018 European study, over half of the domestic refrigerators were running at temperatures above the recommended upper limit of 5°C, with the average at 6.2°C."

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