Samsung Solves: Four Tips to Keep Your Fridge in Tip-Top Condition This BBQ Season

June 7, 2024
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LONDON, United Kingdom – 7th June 2024 – Tongs and skewers at the ready! The days are getting warmer and longer, which means it’s time to dust off the BBQ cover and start firing up the grill. However, the joy of hosting friends and family at home often means too much food and not enough space in your fridge.


To help people prepare for a busy season of hosting, Gino Grossi, Head of Brand Marketing for Home Appliances at Samsung Electronics UK shares four tips to keep your fridge cool and your food safe to eat this BBQ season and well beyond the warm months of garden parties ahead.


1) Keep it at two-thirds capacity

Over-packing is one of the most common causes of fridge performance issues, according to our customer support teams. We recommend filling your fridge to no more than two-thirds of its capacity to help with air circulation, as over-packing your shelves can block air vents that keep your fridge cool, which over time can lead to expensive repairs.


If your household needs more storage, look out for models that maximise the capacity without taking up more space in your kitchen. All Samsung fridges feature SpaceMaxTM technology, which means the walls are thinner but have higher insulation creating more space inside. This means you can store up to three more bags of groceries[1] without compromising on performance or space in your kitchen.


Looking to upgrade? Samsung 75cm Wide Fridge Freezer is our A-rated fridge that not only provides more width than common fridge types but also features AI Energy Mode. This feature can help you to save over £160 on your  energy use[2] by optimising the compressor speed and defrost cycles, based on your usage pattern.


2) Change your water filter every six months

If your fridge has a water or ice dispenser, you may not know that its filter needs changing regularly. Do this every six months to avoid mould and bacteria heading straight from the dispenser into your ice-cold drink.


There are some tell-tale signs it’s time to change your filter, such as a change in the taste or smell of the water or unusual sediment. Samsung appliances have a filter warning system that flashes red and alarms when the filter needs changing. Next, locate your filter via the fridge manual (here for Samsung appliances) and check the model number. You can buy replacements online – once you’ve changed the filter, dispense several litres of water to remove any air from the system.


Looking to upgrade? Water dispenser doesn’t have to equal expensive. Save £220[3] on the popular Series 6 Classic Fridge Freezer, which has a water dispenser that creates storage space on the inside.


3) Defrost your ice drawer

Just like your water filter, ice drawers or in-door ice makers can accumulate bacteria over time, especially if there are any water leaks frozen to the bottom of them. If not cleaned, this can contaminate the fresh ice you’re using and change its taste. We recommend taking out the ice drawer and letting it defrost fully before cleaning it with soap and water.


To avoid mixing smells completely, Samsung appliances use Twin Cooling System to control the refrigerator and freezer independently. This helps to maintain the desired temperature and humidity in each more efficiently, and not allow the smell of food to mix between compartments.


Looking to upgrade? The new Family Hub AI Fridge Freezer features Dual Auto Ice Maker that provides both cubed ice and ice bites with a huge 4.1KG storage capacity – more than enough for a weekend of barbecues!


4) Ensure door seals are clean

Dirty door seals are another common yet easily fixable reason why fridges don’t cool well. Dirty seals can cause gaps large enough to let in warm air. If you notice dirty seals or frost build up around the gasket, clean them immediately and allow up to 24 hours for your fridge to regain proper temperature.


[1] Samsung fridge capacity is 59.9L larger (American) and 62.5L larger (Freestanding) than the market average models based on internal Samsung testing vs UK fridge freezer market from November 2023. UK shopping bag average of 19.1L capacity.

[2] £161.16 saving based on the average 17yr lifecycle of a fridge freezer, based on 24.5p per kWh. Test results based comparing the factory setting temperature when using AI Energy mode and without using AI Energy mode. Results may vary based on usage conditions. Available via SmartThings app on Android and iOS. A Wi-Fi connection and a Samsung account are required.

[3] Discount live on until 4th June 2024

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