HOW DOES A REFRIGERATOR CRISPER DRAWER WORK?
Crisper drawers work by controlling airflow and, as a result, exposing food items to different levels of humidity in your refrigerator to create the optimal storage environment for your fresh produce and ingredients. By adjusting the crisper drawer settings, your drawers can be set to “high” or “low humidity” depending on your needs.
When a “high humidity” setting is chosen, crisper drawers restrict the flow of air to the bin. This traps moisture released by your produce in the bin, creating a more humid environment, ideal for fresh produce like thin-skinned vegetables prone to wilting, such as lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers and leafy greens. With a “low humidity” setting, fridge drawer contents are exposed to the outside air as moisture escapes, creating an ideal environment for storing ethylene-emitting fruits prone to rotting or pitted fruits, such as apples, pears and melons.