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Food storage tips


We've spoken about the importance of storing your food in prolonging your fridge, fridge freezers life, in our Using and maintaining your Fridge tips. Here are a few tips on where and how to store your food to keep it fresher and make the best use of the manufacturers guidelines.

Door storage

This is the first area of the fridge to be exposed to room temperatures, so we would advise on your condiments, juices, jams, spreads and eggs.

Crisp Drawer/Salad drawer

This sorts of speaks for itself really, in that it's the area for fruit, salad and vegetables. But be warned, the likes of onions, potatoes and bananas are NOT for the fridge and are best stored in a cool dark area for best results. More recent models offer humidity control for moisture retention for the likes of lettuce, cucumber, carrots and beans, etc.

Bottom shelf

The coldest part and the part for your red meats, poultry and fish. We advise these are kept in their packaging, or at least sealed to avoid any cross contamination. It is also notted that keeping such food on the bottom shelf ensures no other food could have raw juices passed on.

Top Shelf

The warmest part of the fridge. We advise Cheeses, yoghurt, pre-prepared sauces, foods, etc. are placed here.

Middle shelves

Sealed containers or bags here. Milk, cooked meats, olives, etc.

General rule of thumb is to keep food wrapped, and not overcrowded. This will allow the fridge to work correctly and the food to last as long as it should.