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Using your Fridge Properly

Using your fridge properly will mean that your food will last longer and in better condition. Keep food tightly sealed in jars or cling film. Don’t Overfill shelves, it will stop the air from re-circulating around the fridge. Some foods last longer when stored out of the fridge such as some fruits, especially avocados, bananas, nectarines, peaches, pears, plumbs and tomatoes. They release ethylene gas which causes other foods to spoil faster. If they do need to be kept in the fridge, put them in the salad drawer which is sealed off from the rest of the fridge. Eggs are another one that can be stored in or out of the fridge, however, they need a constant temperature so don’t put them in the door. Pay attention to “use by” dates but take “best before” dates with a pinch of salt as they are more of a guide.

 

Pre-cooked food at the top to prevent bacteria growth  Fridge Diagram
Store condiments in the fridge door but beware of the weight; the hinges can drop under the weight so that the door won’t shut properly.
Raw Meat on the bottom shelf to prevent it from dripping onto other foods
Vegetables sealed in the box to retain humidity
Use your freezer! Buying frozen vegetables are cheaper but have more nutrients because they are frozen within hours of picking. They will also last much longer, reducing wastage
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