Juices: Orange, apple or cranberry…read the label of these fruity drinks to check if they have been pasteurised before putting them in your fridge. If they haven’t been pasteurised then keep them low down in the fridge. Otherwise, they’re perfectly fine to pop in the door.
Organising Your Fridge for Efficiency
With all these tips taken into consideration, you also need to think about the design of your fridge and how everything fits together before filling it with food. The coolest (low and deep) and warmest (door shelves and cavities) areas will be the same in any make or model but you might need to adjust the placement of items in other areas depending on the specific features of your fridge.
If you’re not sure how to store food in fridge doors and on shelves efficiently then the easiest thing to do is think of the items you use most frequently. Place these near the front (to make them easier to reach) and make sure that the fridge is not overcrowded. Placing too many items in the fridge at once can affect the airflow and mean that you’re items aren’t kept as cool, or as fresh, as you’d like.
Leave plenty of room for the air to circulate and don’t push items right up against the back or sides of fridges as this can cause a build up of ice, water or simply stick the packing to the inside of your fridge – resulting in a messy clean-up job later on down the line. Once that’s done, you’ll have a perfectly well organised fridge and longer-lasting, fresh food.