Knowing how to store your food properly and under the best condition possible will surely extend its life to its highest potential. Some food items can be stored at room temperature, while others need to be refrigerated at all times. One of the most effective ways to prolong the shelf life of food is through freezing. But, experts do not recommend stuffing everything inside your refrigerator, as this can cause bacteria buildup and poor air circulation.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of your refrigerator to extend the shelf life of your food:
- Many food items that don’t really require refrigeration, such as some types of cakes and fruits like apples, will actually last a lot longer if you keep them inside the fridge. If you’re storing raw fish inside the fridge for a few days after you’ve bought it, use your Brema ice maker from GMR Supplies and put some ice on top of the wrapped fish. Ice has the ability to keep the fish tastier and fresher. In addition, using a plastic bag over the paper-wrapped fish will protect it from the melting ice.
- Clean your refrigerator as often as you can to prevent pathogens and spoilage bacteria from spreading to all the food items inside the fridge. In case of spills, wipe them immediately; Also, every month or two, sanitize the entire interior.
- Find the cold and hot spots inside your fridge. Experts say the coldest spots can probably be found near the walls, back, and bottom. Those food items that are less likely to freeze, such as a roast, should be placed in the coldest spots. Keep in mind, however, that newer, better models of refrigerators may have similar temperature throughout.
These may all seem like simple maintenance tips, but all these can make a difference in making sure you don’t waste any of your food. Say goodbye to all those forgotten gravy-laden leftovers.