Sometimes more humidity, sometimes less… all depending on what suits best! In Liebherr’s BioFresh appliances, DrySafes and HydroSafes provide optimum storage environments for different types of food.

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Do you remember the last time you shopped and stocked up on fruit, vegetables, fish or meat? How much leftover did you get after a few days in the fridge because it has lost its freshness and don’t seem appetising any more? Well, this doesn’t always have to be the case. Most likely your food lost its freshness because it was stored in a unsuitable environment. When stored under the right conditions fresh food can be kept and enjoyed for much longer – retaining both its nutritional content (vitamins, minerals and trace elements) and its great taste!

Liebherr BioFresh safes (DrySafe/HydroSafe) enable you to create optimum storage environments. The vitamin and mineral content of fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products will be preserved for much longer when they are stored in a Biofresh safe, at just above 0°C and at the correct humidity level, than when they are stored in a normal refrigerator compartment. BioFresh safes offer a kind of ‘custom-made freshness environment’ for food – read along to find out how…

The DrySafe, with a low humidity level and a low temperature, is perfect for storing fish, meat and dairy products – essentially for storing foods with a lower water content than fruit and vegetables. Important: all goods stored in the DrySafe should be in airtight packaging to prevent any drying out. You can identify the DrySafe because it has no slide control.

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On the other hand, the slide controlled HydroSafe (‘hydro’= ‘moist’) is ideal for storing fruit and vegetables, i.e. foods that have higher water content than products such as cheese or meat. The slide control enables you to carefully regulate the humidity and, as a general rule of thumb is, the more goods stored in the HydroSafe the more you should open the slide control to allow moisture to circulate. The icons on the slide control have the following meanings: one droplet stands for low humidity, multiple droplets stand for high humidity.

Please note: food stored in the HydroSafe should always have its packaging removed so that air can circulate around it properly. You’re probably familiar with salad greens ‘sweating’ in their plastic bag when stored in the fruit and vegetable drawer. These foods need to ‘breathe’ – some markets traders know this only too well and perhaps you’ve noticed that they wrap vegetables in newspapers rather than in plastic bags.

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