October 9, 2004 1:36 PM Subscribe
Besides the spatial utility, does a meat/deli/cheese drawer in a refrigerator serve a purpose?
posted by werty to Home & Garden (2 answers total)
I'm looking at fridges--standard, midpriced ones, not fancy 22-cubic-foot bubbas--and many lack the deli drawer. I'm used to having one and didn't want to go without.
But I'm wondering whether the drawer does anything for the food in it, or if it's just a convenient place to stash flat items. The models I'm considering don't have special airflow mechanisms as far as I can tell (although the fruit and vegetable drawers have humidity sliders, which I also wonder about).
Will my sliced turkey and Polly-O packs suffer on a regular shelf?