Where is the coldest part of the fridge, the bottom or the top?

That depends on where you keep you ice, obviously.

10th October 2015
Where is the coldest part of the fridge, the bottom or the top? © Getty

The back. The biggest source of heat in a fridge is the warm air that rushes in every time you open the door. Cold air sinks, so it collects at the bottom and, in a fridge freezer, the bottom shelves will be coldest. But in a fridge with an ice-making compartment at the top, it will be the top. Frost-free fridges circulate the air and have much more even temperature distribution.

 


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