Correct storage and cleaning of your fridge is essential for hygiene. Do you know where your milk is best kept in your fridge? Hint: It’s not on the door.
Top + middle shelves
- Milk, yoghurt and any other dairy product should be kept on the top shelf and at the back of the fridge as this is where it is coldest. It is also a good idea to store cheeses in a lunchbox.
- Condiments can be stored on the door of the fridge.
- Leftovers/cooked meat should be carefully covered and kept on the middle shelf.
The bottom shelf is the only shelf that should have any raw meat or fish on it. They should also be covered well; this is too ensure there is no raw meat juices dripping onto any other foodstuffs which can be highly dangerous and very unhygienic.
Fruit and veg drawers
No need to tell you what goes in here surely, it’s in the name! This drawer is for any fruit and veg you have that need to go into the fridge, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, strawberries etc.