Manual controls on an Amana refrigerator allow users to choose the temperature of their refrigerators and freezers. While freezers must be set below 32 degrees Fahrenheit and refrigerators are typically used at temperatures above 32 degrees, users may have different preferred temperatures.
Safety experts typically recommend keeping the refrigerator below 40 degrees Fahrenheit as some food stored above this temperature might spoil more easily. However, it's important to note that some parts of refrigerators are often warmer than other parts. Food that spoils easily should generally not be placed in the door of a refrigerator, and vegetables typically do best when placed in trays designed to hold them. In some cases, rearranging the refrigerator is a better option than changing its temperature, which can waste electricity.