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How To Organize a Small Refrigerator

Let’s face it–we can never have enough space in the kitchen. Since the kitchen is the epicenter of your family’s home and a meeting spot for all to gather, having an oversized refrigerator in there taking up too much space is not ideal. While opting for a smaller refrigerator will maximize your space in the kitchen, it can often be hard to fit all of your items in there–until now. Here are some ways to keep your small fridge organized:

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Buy Sliding Bins With Handles

Eliminate the need for reaching far into your fridge to retrieve your crammed in items by adding sliding bins. These bins will help keep all like items contained together and will provide easy access when you need to locate them.

Label Everything

When items have specific homes, less clutter collects. Not only will designated labeled areas help you keep control of your fridge but you can also label each item with expiration dates so they’ll be easily recognized when it’s time to toss ‘em.

Line Your Shelves

Transparent shelves can often make your fridge feel like a black hole. Lining your shelves with plastic mats will visually help to organize your items and make any spills or clean up easier.

Give a Lazy Susan a Whirl

Putting jars of food or condiments that you use less frequently on a lazy susan will maximize your shelf space, but keep easy access to these items for when you do need them.

Use Both Sides of the Shelf

Binder clips are a secret weapon when it comes to organizing your fridge! Hanging bags of food like lettuce or shredded cheese from wire racks with binder clips will reclaim dead air space, allowing you to utilize the shelf space for heavier items.

If you are looking for an appliance repair service on Long Island, look no further than Speedy Subzero! Our licensed professionals have more than 75 years of experience repairing refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and wine coolers. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City, so give us a call at 866-782-9376.

Halloween Party Snack Recipes

Halloween parties are underway, and one of your chances to get really creative with your food. From pumpkin cake pops to spooky witch finger cookies, these Halloween recipes will certainly provide more “treats” and less tricks to your festive party:

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The Great White Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Give a subtle nod to the Halloween classic, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and serve this spicy cheese dip that your guests will be sure to love.

You’ll need:

2 (10-oz.) blocks extra-sharp white Cheddar cheese, shredded

1 8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened

2 (4-oz.) goat cheese logs, softened

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Braided pretzel, muscadine vine and leaf

Crackers and assorted vegetables

For the full recipe, click here.

Eyeball Dessert Bites

While these may seem creepy, these delicious red velvet cake pop bites will add equal part of spookiness and deliciousness to your affair.

You’ll need:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 (large) egg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar

1/4 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup sour cream

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring

4 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 teaspoons milk

3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

9 ounces white chocolate

Assorted liquid food coloring or M and M’s for decorating

For the full recipe, click here.

Goblin Dip With Bone Crackers

Everybody loves a simple appetizer to nosh on throughout the party, and this Tex-Mex bean dip and bone cracker combination won’t disappoint.

You’ll need:

1 (16-ounce) can chili without beans

1 (16-ounce) can refried beans

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese

1 (8-ounce) jar chunky pico de gallo

1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Toppings: shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese with peppers, chopped black olives, sliced green onions

For the full recipe, click here.

Brew Ha-Ha Punch

No Halloween party is complete without a witches cauldron of your favorite bubbling beverage.

You’ll need:

2 cups sugar

2 quarts water

2 (0.13-ounce) envelopes lime drink mix

1 (46-ounce) can pineapple juice

1 quart ginger ale

For the full recipe, click here.

You can’t enjoy these tasty Halloween treats if your refrigerator isn’t in working order. If your fridge isn’t working properly, call the experts at Speedy Sub Zero! We’ve been repairing refrigerators and freezers in the tri-state area for over 75 years! No matter the make or model, our licensed technicians have the experience to get the job done, call us anytime to schedule a same-day appointment at 866-782-9376.

Refrigerator FAQs

We often get asked questions about refrigerators, freezers and common problems that go along with them. To help give you the answers you’re probably wondering, here are some frequently asked questions and answers from the professionals here at Speedy SubZero!

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Q:How cold should my refrigerator and freezer be?

A: Your refrigerator’s thermostat should be set to 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit and your freezer’s thermostat from 0 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. If your fridge is having trouble staying in that temperature range, give us a call.

Q: How long can I expect my refrigerator to last before I replace it?

A: While makes and models vary, the average life of a refrigerator is 14-17 years. Making sure to properly maintain your unit will prolong it’s life.

Q: Does my refrigerator need any routine maintenance?
A: As we just mentioned, taking care of your refrigerator with routine maintenance will help you fridge last longer. Good practices include vacuuming the condenser coils, lubricating the gasket, and keeping the interior clean of spills and stains. For a more comprehensive maintenance checklist, click here.

Q: My refrigerator seems to run constantly. Is that normal?

A:  No. There are several possible causes. Typically a buildup of dirt and debris in the condenser coils is to blame here. If vacuuming your condenser coils don’t do the trick, make sure to give the professionals a call!

Q: Is freezer burn safe for my food?
A: Freezer burn is a common problem caused by food packaging, but food is absolutely safe to cook or eat. Most people find, however, that the dehydration process that causes freezer burn destroys the food’s taste and texture.

Q: Does the freezer get warmer during self-defrost?
A: Yes, freezer temperature increases nearly 20 degrees during this cycle, but it is totally normal and won’t affect the food’s quality.

Q: How full can I pack my freezer?
A: It’s OK to keep your freezer full, as long as the air vents aren’t blocked.

If you are looking for an appliance repair service on Long Island, look no further than Speedy Subzero! Our licensed professionals have more than 75 years of experience repairing refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, and wine coolers. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City, so give us a call at 866-782-9376.

Best No-Bake Fall Dessert Recipes

The fall is here, and it’s the best time to try out some delicious dessert recipes that you’ve been waiting all year to try! We can already smell the apples, pumpkin and cinnamon! Satisfy that Autumn sweet tooth with these fall dessert recipes:

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Chocolate Pumpkin Icebox Cake

We can’t think of the fall without associating it with pumpkin! This simple dessert is quick and easy but packed with so much pumpkin deliciousness!

You’ll need:

  • 1 (15 oz.) can 100% pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 (3.4 oz) package vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 & 1/2 (8 oz.) containers Cool Whip non-dairy whipped topping, divided  chocolate graham crackers
  • 1/4 c. chopped pecans  additional pumpkin pie spice for sprinkling

For the full recipe, click here.

Caramel Apple Pie Party Dip

Yum!  There are so many delicious ways to enjoy apples, and this semi-healthy treat is a spin on the traditional fall dessert. Round up some apples on an apple picking trip with your family, and try this treat out!

You’ll need:

  • 1 individual sized container of Yoplait Greek 100 Caramel Apple Yogurt
  • 1 large apple, skin removed and chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 6 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon milk

For the full recipe, click here.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cake

This one’s a real crowd pleaser for any fall party! The combination of pumpkin, chocolate and whipped cream come together to make one heavenly flavor. Give these a try, you won’t be sorry! **Warning: you may consume five of these mini cakes in one serving–they’re that good!

You’ll need:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of 100% pumpkin
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin spice (optional)
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed & divided
  • 48 chocolate wafer cookies ½ cup mini chocolate chips

For the full recipe, visit here.

For a full list of other no-bake fall desserts, visit here. Let us know which ones you’re excited to try or share pictures of your successful no-bake desserts on our Facebook page!

You can’t enjoy these tasty treats if your refrigerator isn’t in working order. If your fridge isn’t working properly, call the experts at Speedy Sub Zero! We’ve been repairing refrigerators and freezers in the tri-state area for over 75 years! No matter the make or model, our licensed technicians have the experience to get the job done, call us anytime to schedule a same-day appointment at 866-782-9376.

How To Clean a Stainless Steel Refrigerator

Stainless steel material is top rated for refrigerators thanks to its clean look and functionality. But, for as good as it looks, can also require some extra maintenance.Speedy sub zero port washington

Want to get rid of those pesky watermarks and fingerprints from your stainless steel refrigerator? You can count on two main ingredients – oil and vinegar. Sounds like a salad dressing but really, it works wonders!

If you’re looking to shine up your stainless steel fridge to leave it looking sparkly and new, here are some things that you’ll need:

  • Oil
  • Vinegar
  • Paper towels or a very soft microfiber cloth

Now that you have your supplies handy, follow these directions, adding a little elbow grease into mix and you’ll have a spotless fridge in no time:

  • Since stainless steel is easily scratched, make sure to always use a soft, microfiber cloth, or some paper towels. If you really want to make sure your fridge is streak-free, use both! Take to it first with a microfiber cloth and a mild cleaning agent, and then wipe it down with paper towels for a double dose of cleanliness.
  • Always make sure to clean in with the grain–we repeat–always clean with the grain! This is a crucial step in ensuring a smooth and streak-free shine. Once you detect which direction the grain is going, rub your cloth in the same direction. Going against the grain will leave permanent scratches on the surface of your appliance.
  • To cut through greasy fingerprints and debris, mix together 3 parts vinegar with 1 part water in a spray bottle, spray on your fridge and then wipe it down with paper towels.
  • After all of the debris is removed, polish your refrigerator with oil of any kind, giving it a high gloss shine. But beware–cleaning with oil does require a little extra time for the steel to soak it all in.

If you run into any problems with your refrigerator that go beyond cleaning the surface, the experts at Speedy Subzero are just a phone call away. With more than 75 years of experience serving Long Island and New York City, don’t trust anyone else with your refrigerator and freezer repairs. Call us to schedule your same-day appointment at 866-782-9376.