Setup Guide & Maintenance Tips

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Do not attempt to open your Fridge Friend casing or bag of mineral.

Avoid inhaling or ingesting if your Fridge Friend is damaged and the mineral is exposed. If your Fridge Friend gets damaged, don't hesitate to contact us.

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Setup:

Activation: Once you have removed your Fridge Friend/s from recycled packaging (Not the green filter casing) place it on a paper towel in your microwave.

**Microwave for no more than 15 seconds only (otherwise, damage may occur)**. 

If you have more than one Fridge Friend, please microwave separately and use a fresh paper towel each time as excess moisture may damage the filter. 

Or you can place your Fridge Friend/s in a conventional oven at a low temperature of 60-70C for up to 30 minutes.

You can also place your Fridge Friend/s in direct sunlight for a minimum of 120 minutes (20C+)

Allow your Fridge Friend to cool down to room temperature, which may take 15 minutes or longer. 

Once cooled, move to the following steps.

Installation:

Step 1: Place your Fridge Friend in your fridge using the supplied velcro tape if you'd like. You can also place Fridge Friend free standing. Ensure your Fridge Friend has plenty of airflow around it, and if you are installing more than one, we suggest one in the upper part of the fridge and one in the crisper drawer.

Step 2. Over the coming week (The mineral takes up to 48 hours to trigger), you'll notice fewer odours. This indicates the filter is working by absorbing odours created by ripening fruit, vegetables and other produce in your fridge. 

Step 3. During this time, the filter also absorbs ethylene gas, the gas that moderates the ripening of fruit & vegetables. Too much ethylene and the ripening process is sped up. 

Step 4. The filter also assists in maintaining humidity at around 80%, which is ideal for storing fresh produce. The filter will absorb excess moisture if the humidity rises above 80%. And if the humidity drops below 80%, it will desorb (release moisture). 

Step 5. By assisting in maintaining ideal humidity in your Fridge, the filter may also reduce the effort your Fridge needs to do the same, thus reducing power consumption. 

Monthly Maintenance 

Once a month (we'll send you a reminder email), remove your Fridge Friend and place it on a paper towel in your microwave. 

Microwave for no more than 30 seconds only (otherwise, damage may occur) or in direct sunlight for a minimum of 120 minutes (20c+).

More than one Fridge Friend:

If you have more than one Fridge Friend, please microwave separately and use a fresh paper towel each time as excess moisture may damage the filter.

No Microwave, No Problem:

You can place your Fridge Friend/s in a conventional oven at a low temperature of 60-70C for up to 30 minutes.

Allow your Fridge Friend to cool down to room temperature, which may take 15 minutes or longer. 

Once cooled, replace your Fridge Friend/s in your Fridge.

Monthly maintenance will clean and reset the filter for the next 30 days and ensure optimal performance for at least three years.

Under everyday use and care, your Fridge Friend will last three years or more. 

Not sure how many Fridge Friends you need?

Assuming the size of your fridge is relevant to the number of people in your home, and for optimal results, we recommend: