Though you might not consider the organization of your fridge important, it most certainly is. Temperature and humidity levels vary throughout the inside of your refrigerator. Therefore, choosing the proper organization for your food can help reduce food waste and keep food from spoiling prematurely.
Here’s a quick run-down of which foods should go where:
- Door: The items on the door are going to be exposed to warmer temperatures more often. As such, you should keep sensitive items like milk and eggs off of the door. Instead, put your beverages, condiments, butter, and refrigerated cooking oils here.
- Deli drawer: Some refrigerators will have an option to adjust the temperature in this drawer. Mostly, it’s a good idea to use this drawer for cheeses, deli meats, and items like hot dogs.
- Crisper drawer: This drawer is designed for produce and often has a humidity slider. Wilting vegetables like leafy greens, green onions, and carrots will do well at higher humidity. Mushrooms, fruits, peppers, and ripe fruits and vegetables do better in lower humidity environments.
- Lower shelves: Here, the air is coldest. It’s great for milk, raw meats, fish, and eggs.
- Upper shelves: The top shelf often gets warmer as heat rises. Use these shelves to store leftovers, peanut butter, snacks, and jams.
Of course, there are a few things that should never be put in the refrigerator. Commonly, people make this error with onions, potatoes, garlic, coffee, tomatoes, and bananas. These should be kept out of the fridge for best results.
Though it may not seem like it, organizing your fridge can make a huge difference. For further advice on any of your household appliances, contact All Brands Appliance Repair today!