Maximize Freshness By Keeping the Fridge Organized
After a tiring trip to and from the supermarket, it is tempting to quickly unload the haul so that you can kick back and relax or carry out other household chores. But, taking the time to stock your fridge carefully will help reduce food wastage as well as the risk of foodborne illnesses.
Good food storage habits take into account the fact that the climate conditions vary in the fridge. Door bins and upper shelves tend to be warmer than the bottom shelves and deli compartments. On the other hand, crisper drawers can often be adjusted to create more or less humidity, depending on what is being stored.
Keep reading to see how you can hold your refrigerator. Although the layout of your fridge differs slightly; the same basic storage principles should offer you with optimal results.
The temperature of the door is normal couple more degrees higher than the main compartment. The temperature at the door is too warm for milk and eggs despite the fact that many fridges have gallon door bins and egg-shaped compartments that seem ideal for storing these items. The door should be reserved to keep things that can handle warmer conditions such as butter, juice, soda, cooking oils, and water.
The Meat/Deli Bin: The deli or meat bin is common on French-door bottom-freezers and sits beneath the crisper drawer. This is a useful feature especially if the temperature can be regulated to accommodate a wide variety of foods. Foods that fit in this bin include deli meats, cheeses, beacons and hot dogs.
The Crisper Drawers:, The crisper drawers are ideal for farm produce. Often, many refrigerators can have the level of humidity adjusted from high which is suitable for most wilting greens, to low, which is best for many fruit types and some vegetables with thin skin that require air that is a bit dryer. Even with crisper drawers that aren’t adjustable, the following division will assist in keeping maximum freshness by storing similar-reacting produce together.
Low-humidity drawers, store such produce like grapes, melons, apples, summer squash, pepper, nectarines, and mushrooms.
In the high-humidity drawers include items like broccoli, carrots, green onions, cauliflower, and leafy greens.
The the lower shelf is located in the center of the fridge and tends to be the coldest part of the fridge. It is best for storing items that can grow harmful bacteria such as milk, eggs, raw fish, meat, and poultry.
The Upper Shelf: The upper shelves are usually the warmest part of the fridge with temperatures reaching up to 40?F. The list of items that you can store in this part include jam, peanut butter, leftovers, snacks, and yogurt.
By knowing what goes where in the refrigerator, you can avoid food spoiling. You also need to know what foods must not be stored in the fridge.