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Condensation On Fridge

How To Reduce Condensation In & On Your Display Fridge


Display fridges are a great way to sell food, but they do have their drawbacks. A big one is condensation. Condensation can be particularly common in the summer and when there's been a lot of hot food being removed from the fridge. So how do you reduce this problem? Here are some helpful tips for keeping your display fridge dry:

Keep your display fridge at the correct temperatures

The first step to reducing condensation in your display fridge is to keep it at the correct temperatures. The ideal temperature for a refrigerator is around 5 degrees Celsius, while keeping your freezer at around -18 degrees Celsius will help prevent ice from forming on its walls and shelves.

If you don't have a temperature control for your display fridge, try to cool it as much as possible without going below 4 degrees Celsius. This can be done by making sure that any openings are closed and covered when not in use; using insulation or a blanket over the top of the appliance; adding ice packs inside the door or drawers; or placing some dry ice into an insulated container inside the main compartment of your appliance.

If you do have a temperature control on your display fridge, set it according to our recommendations above!

Open doors for as little time as possible

  • Open doors for as little time as possible.

  • Keep doors closed when not in use.

  • Don't open the door to check if food is still cold – it's not going to be, and you're just letting more moisture into your fridge anyway.

Avoid placing hot food directly into the fridge

The first step in reducing condensation is to avoid placing hot food directly into the refrigerator. Hot food will cause the fridge to work harder and run longer, which can lead to over-cooling of your display fridge and excessive condensation.

Use sealed containers to store food

In order to prevent condensation in your display fridge, it's important to store food in sealed containers. By sealing off the moisture from your refrigerator, you’ll help keep it at bay. The best way to do this is by using plastic containers or airtight storage bags. Glass is not an ideal material for storing food because it can absorb moisture from the air and cause condensation on your glass surfaces, which will then drip down onto everything else inside your display fridge.

Use these tips every time you need to stock up on groceries for your display fridge and enjoy fresh meals every day!

Avoid loading a full fridge too much, especially with hot food

Avoid loading a full fridge too much, especially with hot food. The more you load and unload your fridge, the more hot air will escape, causing condensation to form on the walls and ceiling of the display fridge.

Open the door less often if possible. Opening and closing your display fridge door allows warm room air to enter into it and cool down. This causes condensation to form within minutes!

Give your display fridge a deep clean regularly (particularly in hard-to-reach areas)

Regularly clean the condenser coils, fan and condenser fan.

To get to the condenser coil you'll need to remove the freezer door from its hinges. Next, lift up the plastic liner that goes across the top of your fridge and this will expose the evaporator coil. Remove any debris from this area carefully so as not to damage it with excessive force or vibration.

Once cleared of debris, wipe down both sides of each wire mesh piece with warm water and some dish soap (but no bleach). Again, be careful not to apply too much pressure here because if you bend or break a wire mesh then chances are that your fridge will stop working entirely!

You can reduce condensation in your display fridge if you follow these simple steps.

  • Keep the display fridge at the correct temperature.

  • Open doors for as little time as possible, especially when cold air is being drawn out of the fridge compartment.

  • Avoid placing hot food directly into your display fridge and always use sealed containers to store food. This will help eliminate vapour condensation inside your display fridge.

  • Don't overload your unit with too much food or hot items to avoid creating a build up of moisture on its walls, which can lead to mould growth that could damage your product and leave an unpleasant smell in your room or factory environment.


We hope these tips have helped you to reduce condensation in your display fridge. If you follow them, there’s no reason why you can’t keep your display fridge running smoothly and efficiently for many years to come.

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