Importance of an organised fridge
During the summer, the fridge is transformed from a simple household appliance into one of the most precious allies of our daily lives, cooling the food and drinks that give us so much relief during this time of year. Partly for this reason, it is important to know how to best organise the layout of its content, both as a question of convenience and to increase its efficiency and consequently reduce consumption and prevent the risk of food contamination.
- The first rule is also the simplest: to enable the correct movement of cold air, better conservation of food and considerable electricity savings, do not overfill the refrigerator. Additionally, keep it open as little as possible to avoid sudden changes in temperature.
- Did you know that during ripening fruits and vegetables emit gases like ethylene that could damage other foods in the fridge? You should therefore store them in the drawers of your household appliance, taking care not to mix them together. Put fruit in one draw, vegetables in the other and you’re done!
- Place meat in special fridge bags to prevent leakage contaminating nearby food. Make sure that you clearly mark the bags, specifying the type of meat and the date of purchase.
- Regularly clean the various shelves, especially this season, to prevent the formation of unhygienic, dangerous moulds.
- In addition to these measures, always bear in mind the “standard” arrangement of food in the refrigerator, which is determined by the specific temperature of the various shelves and compartments: perishable products (meat, fish, dairy products, etc.) should be placed on the upper shelves, semi-finished or cooked products (sauces, leftovers from the previous day, etc.) immediately below and on the central shelves, fruit and vegetables in the drawers mentioned earlier and butter, eggs and drinks in the side compartments.
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