9 Rules of Storing Food in Your Fridge ...


When it comes to knowing how to organize your fridge for optimum operating efficiency and content longevity, there are some rules of storing food to follow. You may think it’s just a case of throwing your food in and the fridge will do all the work when it’s more complicated than that – but not so complicated you can’t learn it quickly and follow the rules of storing food quite easily. Food storage rules are all about avoiding cross contamination of fresh v processed, raw v cooked and making best use of the varying temperatures of areas of the fridge.

1. Milk

I have never understood why manufacturers have designed fridges with the idea that we store milk in the door, because that is the area of the fridge that receives the greatest temperature fluctuations – i.e. every time it is opened. Many people also put milk on the top shelf where it is most accessible. One of the basic rules of storing food is that milk should be kept on the bottom shelf, at the back, where it is coldest. It will keep longer at the lowest temperatures and this will delay the growth of bacteria killed by the pasteurization process.

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