Yes, Where You Store Food in the Refrigerator Matters


Your refrigerator is just one giant, cold box, so it doesn’t really matter where food goes in it, right? Wrong! Refrigerating food the right way is the best way to keep it fresh, safe to eat, and delicious. If you abide by the “it goes where it fits” method of storing food, it’s time for a change.

Top and Middle Shelf

The top shelf is where you have the most wiggle room, so if you don’t know where something goes, opt for the higher shelves. These shelves should typically store foods that you can grab straight from the fridge and eat, like cheese, leftovers, pre-packaged foods, and cooked meats. Keeping these foods on the top shelf will prevent other foods (think raw chicken) from dripping down and contaminating them.

Bottom Shelf

That raw chicken we just talked about? This is where you should be keeping it! Raw meat, chicken, and fish should be sealed and kept on the bottom shelf for an added level of security.

Drawers/ Crisper

Crispers are more than just drawers, they’re actually climate-controlled areas within your fridge. Fruits, vegetables, and salads should be stored in breathable plastic bags, then places in your drawers where the humidity levels are a bit higher than the rest of your refrigerator. While it might not seem like a big difference to you, your fruits and veggies will love it!

Refrigerator Door

The refrigerator door is the warmest area of your fridge, so this is no place for food that can go bad easily. That’s why you should fill your door with condiments, sauces, and non-dairy drinks, like water and juice.

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