Storing Food In The Fridge & Top Tips For Storage
Most of the food we consume daily can go bad quickly if not stored correctly. In most cases, it needs to be stored in a cold place and even if we cook some food, it is also essential to keep it in a cooler temperature so it doesn’t go off. This is why you will find a refrigerator in every home in Australia at this very moment, and we will continue to buy one for the foreseeable future. We are quite fortunate in that we have many different kinds and sizes of refrigerators to choose from and we can always find one that fits in the space that we have and that meets our family needs.
Many people choose to pick a bottom mount fridge because it offers us lots of space to store our food on the many shelves made available to us at eye level, and we still have the freezer below to keep all of our food for many months. Now that we have explored some of the benefits of storing food in the refrigerator, the following are some top storage tips.
Ensure proper operation
It makes sense to have your fridge checked on a regular basis to make sure that the thermometer is working. We need to know the temperature that our fridge is operating at to adjust it depending on the kind of food we want to store in it. It is also essential that the temperature is maintained at a constant level and if we know that it’s operating properly, then our food lasts longer.
Don’t fill it up
Many Australians think that if they fill up the refrigerator, it will operate more efficiently, and the opposite is true. If you put too many items in there, then this affects the ability of the air to circulate the fridge itself, and so many of your food items are not appropriately chilled. Everything needs to be in proportion as with most things in this life and if you want to avoid bacteria growing in your fridge then paying attention to storage is essential. It also helps to reduce the amount of food waste we experience.
Storing food in the fridge
When it comes to doing your weekly shop, make sure that you buy quality products because these are the ones that will last a lot longer. Always read the labels and check the shelf life when you buy products and always buy things like meat and dairy from displays that are cooled in your local family stores and supermarkets. If the packaging seems swollen, then this is a good indication that the food contains some microbes that are already beginning to grow because they are producing some kind of gas. Only buy what you need every week so you don’t fill up your fridge.