Question: Do the humidity settings on the drawers in my refrigerator really matter?

July 28, 2010
The little pictures on the drawers say I should have low humidity for fruit and high humidity for vegetables. Wouldn't high humidity be bad for vegetables like carrots or does it keep them from drying out?



Chris Paulk's picture

Fruit spoils quicker than vegetables and needs less humidity to stay fresh than the vegetables. If you have just one drawer that's humidity controlled set the drawer to control the fruit because the fruit spoils quicker than vegetables. A little bit of humidity is a good thing, but a lot of humidity isn't and will rot your food quickly.