You kept your food in the fridge wrong all your life

Most of us, returning from the store, put the food in the refrigerator as we like. After all, in the end, the refrigerator just keeps everything cool.

However, in fact, the place where you store the products plays an important role.

People throw out tons of food a year and eat spoiled food, which makes them sick, and all because they don’t know how to store food in the refrigerator.

Here's how to properly organize your refrigerator to keep food safe and reduce food waste.

What temperature should be in the fridge?

Set the temperature in the refrigerator at 1 - 4 ° C and never put hot food in the refrigerator, as this will increase the overall temperature in the refrigerator and can lead to food spoilage and poisoning.

How to store food in the refrigerator?

Once you have opened the jars with sauces, jam and jelly, they need to be stored in the refrigerator.Prepared food should be covered, and raw meat and fish should be tightly closed.

Top shelf

Products that do not require cooking, such as sausages and leftover food.

Middle shelves

Dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt and butter.

Bottom shelf

This is the coldest part of the refrigerator where you need to store well-packed raw meat and fish. Also the storage of raw foods below reduces the risk of cross contamination.


Vegetables, salads and fruits should be stored in their original packaging in drawers, where they will be protected. It is also a good place to store greenery.

Shelves in the door

This is the warmest part of the refrigerator and is most susceptible to temperature changes. Here you need to store products containing natural preservatives, for example, sauces, jams and juices.

Refrigeration Tips

If possible, store raw and cooked foods separately from each other. Finished products are best stored on the top shelf, always higher than raw foods, to avoid the likelihood that raw foods will fall and infect the finished food.

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