Learn how to properly store in your refrigerator to preserve groceries for longer and prevent food waste.
While buying groceries, cooking and managing leftovers are widely discussed, where to put what and how to actually store your food items in your fridge is as, if not more, important.
Your food has to be maintained at cold temperatures to avoid bacteria growth that would spoil your food.
Choose the best refrigerator
Your refrigerator is an indispensable link in the cold chain and needs to be chosen wisely.
The Twin Cooling Refrigerator creates the best environment to keep your fresh food perfectly preserved. The fridge and the freezer compartments are separately cooled, which keeps your food products odour free and tasty for longer.
Here are a few pointers to organise your refrigerator in a more efficient way and keep your products more than just a few days.
Storage and packing tips
The way food should be stored depends on the temperature the food will need to be cooked in order to be eaten.
Frozen products will go in the freezer, but not only them! You can place in your freezer many other products for later use, such as pasta sauce or tortilla.
Remember to pack your products smartly, for example using stackable plastic containers.
Organise your fridge smartly
Raw meat, dairy, fish and fresh products such as juices or cheeses go in the coldest parts at the bottom of the fridge. Try and keep the raw meat separate from other items as bacteria from meat can spread easily to other areas.
Also make sure you keep products together, for example carrots with carrots and peppers with peppers. Don’t wash products before putting them in your refrigerator as dampness can favourite mould quicker.
Food items that don’t need any cooking to be edible, such as prepared foods, leftovers or drinks, can be placed at the top of the fridge.
You can place eggs, butter, milk, condiments, non-fresh juices and products which resist well to temperature fluctuations in the refrigerator’s door. It’s preferable to store eggs in their original container for them to last longer.
Don’t overload your refrigerator with products, as this will prevent air from circulating in the fridge and keep your food fresh.
On the other hand, make sure your fridge isn’t always almost empty.
This will encourage uneven temperatures which will affect the products you store in your refrigerator.