Is the crisper drawer high or low humidity?
A crisper drawer can be high or low humidity depending on how you adjust its settings. Crisper drawers work by controlling the airflow that enters and exits the bin, which means you can toggle between high and low humidity levels. When the crisper is set to “high humidity,” airflow is cut off from the drawer. This allows produce to be stored in a controlled environment to maintain moisture.
When the crisper is set to “high humidity,” airflow is cut off from the drawer, trapping humidity inside to help maintain the moisture of your fresh food and ingredients. On the other hand, when the crisper is set to “low humidity,” the opposite happens. Moisture and air escape freely through a vent in the bin, exposing the produce to the air outside.
Whether the drawer is set to a high or low setting, the humidity in the drawer is generated by whatever you store inside of it. By adjusting the flow of air into the crisper drawer, you control the rate at which humidity escapes.