You have a fridge at home, but aren’t so sure how to safely store food, and reduce the energy used by your fridge.Regardless of your fridge size, read below some tips for safe storage;
Grouping similar items together will help you organize and access food.
Organizing food items by size will create a function for each shelf and make everything easier to find.
Keep the most often used items in front for easy access.
Free up space
Check expiration dates weekly in your refrigerator and monthly in your freezer to ensure you use food before it spoils.
Take inventory and discard out-of-date items or those you probably won’t use anytime soon.
Save space in your refrigerator by only storing what’s necessary to be kept cold. Typically items found in the center aisles of your grocery store do not need to be refrigerated if not opened.
Leftovers & perishables
Wait for leftovers to cool down before putting them into the fridge. Putting hot items in the fridge requires more electricity to cool them down.
Before storing meat, fish or chicken, make sure they’re dry.
Keep anything that has a strong odor—like onions and cheeses—wrapped tightly and separately.
It’s always a good idea to keep sensitive or highly perishable foods such as eggs in their original packaging and on a shelf.
Temperature & humidity
The optimum temperature for your refrigerator is between 35°F and 38°F.
Be careful with foods you place near your refrigerator’s air vents as ice may tend to form.
Also be careful with the humidity settings for your crisper drawers. Too much humidity in your crisper drawer may cause food to freeze.
The crisper drawers preserve humidity, and will help vegetables and fruits stay crisp.
With those tips you’ll be able to make the most of fridge, and avoid problems caused by mixing different food types together. You can read more LG Fridge and Freezer Tips here, and visit the nearest LG Dealers or major supermarkets countrywide to upgrade to a bigger more energy efficient fridge.