Fridge Tips: How to be a cool customer

Posted by Rob Smyth | 12/05/2017 | Category: Food

Do you go shopping and then return home only to chaotically cram everything into your fridge? If so, then read our tips to keep your food fresher for longer: .

Fridge Tips: How to be a cool customer

1.    For optimum storage your fridge should be set at between 1°C and 4°C to ensure food is maintained at 5°C or lower. 
2.    Opened jars should be kept in the fridge. Cover cooked foods and cover and seal raw meat and fish. 
3.    Dairy products, ready meals, leftovers, foods that don’t need cooking such as cooked meats and prepared salads should be stored on the top and middle shelves, covered or sealed so that bacteria can’t transfer from raw food.
4.    Raw meat, poultry and fish should be stored on the bottom shelf in sealed containers to stop them touching or dripping onto other foods.
5.    Fruit, veg and salad items should be kept in the drawers. Salads and herbs can be wrapped in a damp paper towel before storing to prevent them from drying out. Don’t put avocados, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums, bananas and tomatoes in the fridge.
6.    Door shelves are the warmest area of the fridge and where the temperature will rise each time you open the door. Store foods like condiments here and those you will use quickly such as milk. 
7.    Don’t store open cans of food in the fridge, particularly acidic food such as fruit and tomatoes. Use a non-metallic storage container.
8.    Clean your fridge regularly using warm soapy water. Don’t use other cleaning products which may contain harsh chemicals.

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