Refrigerator Storage Infographic | Speedy Refrigerator Service

How to Properly Stock a Refrigerator

When we
get home from the grocery store, most of us want to put our food
anywhere in the refrigerator that it will fit so we can get on with
our lives. It usually doesn’t get thought about, but where in the
refrigerator we keep our food has a big impact on how long it lasts.
Using this infographic from Greatist, 24/7 Refrigerator Repairs has
produced a guide detailing which foods should go where in the fridge.

Top Shelves
upper shelves of the refrigerator should be reserved for foods which
do not need to be cooked, because the temperatures up here are a
little warmer than the bottom of the refrigerator. Examples of items
perfect for the top shelves are:
  • Juice
    and Soda
  • Leftovers
  • Ready-to-eat
Bottom Shelves
elementary school science taught us, warm air rises. This is true
even inside your refrigerator, and it naturally causes the bottom
shelves to stay colder than anywhere else in the refrigerator.
Because of this, you should place food which is prone to spoiling
here in order to preserve it for as long as possible. Some examples
of these foods are:
  • Dairy
  • Raw
  • Eggs
Crisper Drawers
drawers located at the bottom of most refrigerators are called
crisper drawers. The purpose of these drawers is to provide ideal
conditions for fruits and vegetables. They are able to create this
environment by producing humidity levels which vary from the rest of
the refrigerator. You should keep your produce in these drawers, but
keep your fruits and vegetables separated to maintain optimal
you open the refrigerator door, the items on it become surrounded by
warm air, sometimes for extended periods of time. The temperature of
the items on the door fluctuates more than anywhere else in the
refrigerator, so it is recommended to keep items resistant to
spoiling here such as:
  • Condiments
  • Water
  • Juice
    and Soda
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