Posted on June 23, 2016 Topic(s): Refrigeration
If you’ve just wiped away the last crumb after cleaning out your refrigerator and wondered how to put everything back in, look no further.
Professionals and restaurant kitchens organize their Kamloops appliances, namely their refrigerators, based on the temperature the foods inside need to be cooked to. Not only does this reduce the likelihood of contamination, but it also helps maximize the storage potential and increase the efficiency in the kitchen.
With just a few minor adjustments and by following some of our handy tips, you can organize your fridge at home like a professional.
Anything that doesn’t require time in the oven or barbecue and poses little to no health safety risk should be stored on the top shelves. This includes things like:
· Sour cream, cottage cheese, yogurt, etc.
You can put food here (except meat!) that requires colder temperatures, but has a higher safety risk. Some of these items include:
· Deli meats
Because this is the coldest area of your fridge, you should store your raw meats and poultry here. However, if you have drawers below this shelf, you may want to consider using a clear bin to store your meats. This protects the produce stored in the drawers beneath the meat from contamination if the juices from the meat drip.
Most Kamloops appliances owners will choose to store their fruits and vegetables in the drawers due to their humidity controls. Some of the best appliances for food storage will allow you to adjust the humidity on the drawers. When using the drawers, adjust the humidity controls accordingly:
Leafy vegetables that are prone to wilting will stay crisper longer in a drawer set at a high humidity. Some of these vegetables include:
· Green onion
Although most fruit and vegetables will be just fine in any drawer set to medium humidity, there are a few that do better at this setting than others:
· Lemons, limes, and oranges
· Sweet potatoes
Vegetables and fruit prone to breaking down and rotting easily should be stored in a low humidity drawer to prolong their shelf life, such as:
· Apples and pears
The door of your refrigerator is the warmest part of your fridge. Although Canadian appliances are built to maintain a cool internal temperature inside refrigerators, warm air is introduced every time the door is opened. Whether you have one door or two, foods and beverages that require cooler temperatures shouldn’t be stored in the door. The best items to put on the shelves lining the door of your refrigerator are condiments. You can also store fruit juices here as well since they don’t require a lot of cold air to keep them fresh.
For tips on how to clean your refrigerator before implementing these great organizing tips, check out our post: 7 Easy Steps Kelowna Appliances Pros Recommend for Cleaning Refrigerators.
If you’re on the hunt for Kamloops appliances that’ll accommodate your food storage needs, consider making the drive to Genier’s in Vernon. We offer the largest home appliance showroom with some of the best name brand appliances in the Interior.