How to Organize a Refrigerator
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.
Ideal food storage takes into account the fact that climate conditions throughout the refrigerator changes. Normally, the door bins and upper shelves tend to be warmer than the bottom shelves and deli bins. 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. Despite the fact that some fridges have egg-shaped compartments and gallon door bins, the temperature is too high for storing these items. Instead, the door should be reserved for items that can stand warmer temperatures including water, juice, cooking oils, butter and soda.
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 good storage option especially if the temperature can be regulated to accommodate a range of foods. Foods that can be stored in this part include beacon, deli meat, cheese, and hot dogs.
The Crisper Drawers:, The crisper drawers are ideal for farm produce. The humidity in many fridges can be adjusted from high to accommodate most wilting vegetables to low, to store most fruit varieties and 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.
High-humidity drawer should contain things like carrots, broccoli, 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. The cold in this shelf makes it ideal for storing items that are prone to developing harmful bacteria including eggs, raw fish, meat and poultry, and milk.
The upper shelves are typically the warmest with temperatures inmost cases reaching up to 40?F. The list of items that you can store in this part include jam, peanut butter, leftovers, snacks, and yogurt.
Knowing what goes where in the refrigerator helps avoid spoiling. You also need to know what foods must not be stored in the fridge.