Food Storage Tips For Homeowners

Believe it or not, many homeowners struggle with the problem of wasted food because they just don’t really know how to properly store their food away. You can make the best of your domestic fridges and freezers and you’ll see how much you can save and how much longer your foods will last you.
Did you know that the potential savings that can be made is “around £200 million if we all used our fridges to store certain foods and lowered the temperature”? That’s right – by lowering your fridge’s temperature, between 0 to 5 degrees Celsius, your food can last longer. Some of the tips for storing your food away in the fridge, include the following:

• Keep the fridge below 5 degrees Celsius. That way, your fridge won’t be too warm and your food will last longer. It has been revealed by research, that about 70% of our fridges are too warm.

• Don’t put bread in the fridge immediately after you get it, because that can actually cause it to get staler, faster. You can just keep it in a dark, cool area, like a store cupboard or a bread bin.

• Try to store your fruits and vegetables in the fridge. Well, don’t refrigerate pineapples or bananas – they’re the exception. You probably shouldn’t refrigerate onions and potatoes either – they’re better off in a cool, dark area.

• Keep the fruit and vegetable packaging on, so that it will last longer, unless you are ready to eat the food. Also, remember to check the instructions to be sure.

• Reclose the packaging that your cheese and ham comes in, will likely keep them lasting longer after they’re opened. You can also wrap them in a sling film or foil or you can place them in an airtight container.

• Freeze food so that you can eat it and it won’t spoil before the “use by” date.

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