The way you store food in your fridge has an effect on your health, wellbeing and finances. Read our guide to organising your fridge now...
Guide To Organising Your Fridge
We all know not to store raw meat above vegetables or fruit – but chefs go one step further and arrange fridges in order of cooking temperature with low-temperature items at the top and high-temperature food at the bottom. That way, if anything drips, any bacteria can be killed when cooking. Throwing away food is wasteful and expensive. If it has gone off because you forgot about it, that is annoying enough, but even more so if it wasn’t stored correctly.
Keep fruit near the bottom, where temperatures are coolest, to keep them crispy – but above raw meat. You may have a special fruit drawer.
Veggies need more moisture than fruit so pop them in the drawer marked specifically for them if you have one.
Raw meat should go at the bottom of the fridge, to stop it from dripping on anything. Cold meats, should be kept near the bottom of the fridge in an air tight container.
We mostly keep the milk in the door of the fridge, but it is actually better to keep it near the bottom of the fridge if you have room for a more consistent temperature.
Butter and soft cheese does not need to be kept too cold so store them in the door’s dairy compartment, or at the top of the fridge. Hard cheeses and yoghurt is best kept with the milk.
It’s better to keep eggs out of the fridge, but if you do, keep them in the middle where temperatures are consistent.
Sauces and soft drinks can be kept in the door or near the top of the fridge as they do not need to be kept too cool and resist changing temperatures better than other types of food.
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