For a lot of people, propane gas refrigerators and freezers are limited to their seasonal properties
or RVs and their use is defined by how often they find the time for a weekend getaway or short stay. With this kind of infrequent use, it’s not uncommon for users to turn on their gas refrigerator upon arriving and shut it down as as a part of their closing up. Warehouse Appliance offers suggestions for short time use of your gas refrigerator.
The 21-cubic-foot EZ Freeze, which is the largest propane gas refrigerator, takes from 10 to 12 hours in a 70 to 80 degree environment to chill down when empty.
With that information in mind, Warehouse Appliance has these Do’s and Don’ts for propane gas refrigerator users:
- Do keep the refrigerator door closed as much as possible
- Do set the refrigerator temperature to the highest setting
- Don’t fill the refrigerator with foods or beverages that are not already frozen or, at least, cold
When the refrigerator is chilled
- Do fill the refrigerator with frozen or chilled food first
- Do fill the refrigerator with ambient temperature food at timed intervals and in smaller increments (10 lbs every two hours)
- Don’t load the refrigerator with ambient temperature beverages (or other liquids). Because of their density, liquids require the most energy to cool down
- Do use multiple small containers to chill liquids rather than one large container
- Do keep the temperature on the highest setting
- Do refill the ice trays and replenish the beverages at bedtime
- Do use an ice chest for drinks instead – especially if you’re entertaining a lot of people.
Warehouse Appliance hopes these tips will help you get the most out of your propane gas refrigerator, extend its life, and leave you to enjoy all the benefits of getting out of town, even if only for a weekend getaway. If you’d like more information about propane refrigerators, call the gas appliance experts at Warehouse Appliance today at 928-636-1955.