How to Organize a Refrigerator
After getting back from the supermarket, you might be tempted to unload your purchases as quickly as possible so that you can sit back and relax or do other household chores. However, carefully stocking your refrigerator helps in cutting down food waste not to mention the risk of foodborne sickness.
Ideal food storage takes into account the fact that climate conditions throughout the refrigerator changes. 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. While the refrigerator layout differs slightly, the same basic storage principles should deliver optimal results.
Normally, the temperatures on the door climb a little more degree higher than the rest of the chamber. This temperature is a little too high for storing things like milk and eggs despite the fact that some refyrigerators have gallon door bins and egg-shaped compartments that loom like ideal places to store these foods. The door should instead be used to store items that can handle warmer conditions including butter, juice, cooking oils, water, 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 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. 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 if your crisper drawers are not adjustable, the following division will help in maintaining optimal freshness by keeping like-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. It is best for storing items that can grow harmful bacteria such as milk, eggs, raw fish, meat, and poultry.
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 the type of food that goes where in the fridge will help prevent spoiling. It is also important to understand what foods don’t belong to the fridge such as bananas, bread, onions, tomatoes, garlic, and coffee.