If you want food to be stored for a long time, the refrigerator does not freeze up and you would not have to constantly wash it - use our tips for proper storage in the refrigerator.
Rules for storing food in the refrigerator
Use shelves wisely
Do not store in the refrigerator everything that does not spoil and so: closed canned food, milk and juices sealed in tetra-packs, bottled carbonated drinks. You can always quickly chill any drink when you need it by putting it in a damp towel in the freezer for 20 minutes.
Pay attention to medicines. In fact, most of them are required to be stored at room temperature, and not in the refrigerator, as many of us are used to.
Round containers (pots and pans) take up more space and space is used inefficiently. Use square plastic containers of different sizes. They are also useful in that containers can be stacked, one on top of the other.
If you have small leftovers from the holiday table (snacks, salads, etc.), and there are no small containers for them in the house, put all the little things in clean plastic bags for breakfast and put them in the refrigerator in one container. So when storing salads in the refrigerator, the smells will not mix, and it will not take up much space.
Sticky bottles and jars with sauces, jams, etc. are more conveniently stored on special plastic trays for the refrigerator. Then all the drips from them will remain on the pallets, and will not stain your shelves. Hint: instead of special pallets, you can use homemade ones. Just cut out the bottom (or side) of the desired height from the juice or milk bag.
Keep an open container of baking soda or charcoal in the fridge. They perfectly absorb unpleasant odors, and they themselves do not smell.
Refrigerated storage order
The rule is simple: everything that can leak should be at the bottom of the refrigerator. Meat from the store in a bag, for example. This way you won't drip food.
Dry fruits and vegetables from moisture before putting them in the refrigerator. This way they won't spoil longer.
All refrigerators have egg holders, but we recommend storing eggs in the refrigerator in store-bought packaging. Why? If there is cracked among the eggs, it will leak out into a box that you can simply throw away. But washing a shelf of protein is quite troublesome.
Sign. You have no idea how much time signed stickers on packages and containers will save you. Once you appreciate the benefits of tagging, you will never want to go back to nameless storage.
The freezer gets frosty in two cases: when you put wet food in it and when it is empty. (There is another option for a worn rubber seal, but only replacing it will help here). The connection between an empty freezer and frost is simple - the more free volume, the more air from the kitchen enters it every time you open the door.
Exit? Keep the freezer as full as possible. Even if you have nothing to put in it, except for a pack of dumplings, you can fill its space with empty containers. Or put milk in tetra packs into it, and defrost it before use. Yes, you can extend the storage of milk in the refrigerator by transferring it to the freezer.
The ideal defrosting that preserves the taste of food is defrosting in the refrigerator. But it takes almost a day. Plan ahead.
Few people know that the leftovers of soups, pilaf, etc. are perfectly frozen and stored for a long time.
At the same time, in order not to freeze the whole pot, before storing the soup in the refrigerator, pour the soup into portion bags (breakfast bags) and put the bags in a container, and then put them in the freezer. Simply heat one packet on a plate in the microwave before serving.
Important to remember: dishes with potatoes lose their taste after defrosting.
You can chop the greens and freeze them, and then use them in cooking. For very small portions of greens, ice containers are ideal.