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What is the coldest part of a bottom-freezer refrigerator?

goodeatsgal | Dec 20, 201110:31 PM

Traditionally (I think), the advice to store things in the coldest part of the refrigerator has referred to the type of refrigerator which has the freezer on top, and to store things on the bottom. My understanding is that is because heat rises, notwithstanding the fact that the freezer is on top.

I have a French door bottom freezer refrigerator. I think the bottom of the fridge closest to the freezer would be the coldest, not only because it is nearer to the freezer, but because of the heat rising factor. Does my logic sound correct? Is there any reason that the bottom wouldn't be the coldest area?

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