Where & How To Store Your Food September 24, 2019

by Rebecca Down Learn

Keep your cool. Here’s where and how to store your food safely…

Knowing how and where to store food correctly is a question we hear a lot from our customers. So, to answer your calls of “where do potatoes live??” and “should I keep my meats and veggies separate?”, we’ve created a refrigerator cheat sheet to help you unpack your HelloFresh box even more easily.

So…what goes where?

How to store your food

Top Shelves 

Ready-to-eat foods such as cooked meats, fresh pasta and chilled sauces live here. These should all be covered or kept in air-tight containers to prevent contamination. Snacks and leftovers can also live up here, away from raw foods so that bacteria doesn’t transfer from the raw food to the cooked food.

Bottom Shelf

Raw meat, fish, and poultry should be stored here. This is to stop them touching or dripping onto other foods and to prevent cross-contamination. Make sure that these items are wrapped or in a covered container.

Salad Drawers

Fruits need a drier environment than vegetables, so it’s best to keep your fruit and veggies in separate compartments.

High Humidity Drawer: veggies, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, green onions, leafy greens

Low Humidity Drawer: fruits and salads, apples, ripe avocados, grapes, peaches, pears, ripe melons, peppers

Fridge Door

Keep things like condiments, milk, juices, butter and eggs in the fridge door.

What to store in the kitchen cupboard

  • Dried ingredients: lentils, rice, pasta etc
  • Dried spices
  • Cans and cartons: coconut milk, kidney beans, passata etc

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