Like most things in life, your fridge will run more efficiently if it is well organised.
This doesn’t necessarily just mean putting things in neatly and making sure that you throw old foods out before they go off. To organise your fridge for optimal performance, there are certain rules that you should adhere to.
If you have never put any thought into how to organise your fridge before, then some of these pointers may surprise you, but don’t worry… we are here to help!
We have put together a guide which will make sure that your food stays fresh for longer and your refrigerator works to its full potential.
The doors of your fridge are the warmest parts of the fridge and are exposed to the most temperature changes as you a constantly open and close them.
Therefore, it is important to store items that are less likely to go off quickly in this part and keep anything that will spoil, out of them.
This means, that regardless of how handy egg fridge door trays are, you should avoid storing these there, along with dairy. These items should be kept near the back as the fridge temperature is more constant there.
Instead, use this door storage to keep condiments, juices, water and other items that taste better chilled.
It is important not to overcrowd the shelves in your fridge, regardless of how many good deals are on at the supermarket this week!
As cold air needs to circulate around the fridge to keep everything cool and avoid areas of warmth developing, overcrowding can cause issues in your appliance. Try putting any leftovers or foods you don’t need immediately into the freezer – which actually runs better when it is packed full!
This is also a good way to keep energy bills down and your fridge in top health, as it won’t have to work as hard to stay cool. Your food will survive for longer but it will mean you will are less likely to need a fridge repair, so you’re saving money all round.
For the optimum fridge layout, lower shelves should be reserved for meat and fish.
These shelves are the coldest in your appliance, so they will keep seafood and meat fresh for longer.
In addition, this position prevents any blood or liquid dripping down onto other items and so contamination of other foods and illness is avoided.
There are some items that often make their way into the fridge that do not need to be there. For example, potatoes, onions and fruit can all be safely stored elsewhere, freeing up space for other items.
Foods that shouldn’t be stored in the fridge include open tins, as this can result in chemical contamination, especially with acidic rich foods like fruit. Anything you wish to keep fresh from a tin should be put into a plastic container first, and then put in the fridge.
Following these rules will have your fridge performing like a champion and could even put a few extra pennies in your pocket!
If your fridge or any other appliance is showing signs of slowing down, or is perhaps not functioning like it should, feel free to contact us here at Glotech. We can diagnose and fix the problem as soon as possible.