What temperature should a fridge be? How to run your appliance more efficiently

A fridge with the doors open and vegetables and milk inside
Keep an eye on your temperature settings to maximise the energy efficiency of your fridge (Image credit: Getty)

Many of us use our fridges every day yet rarely ask ourselves what temperature should a fridge be.

However, you can improve the energy efficiency of your fridge freezer by keeping an eye on the temperature setting, as well as a few other tweaks. 

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.