You're Doing It All Wrong
The one thing every refrigerator owner should knowOne key factor determines how long your food stays fresh (and how much you end up wasting). Sharon Profis shares a few refrigerator organization tips everyone should know.
[MUSIC] If you're tossing groceries in the fridge without carefully choosing where they go, you're doing it all wrong. What if I told you there's a way to have fresher, better-tasting food and save money at the same time? It's all about temperature. You should set your fridge to 40 degrees, but since fridge temperature fluctuates, you can set it a few degrees lower, to about 37 degrees. Still, the temperature won't stay the same throughout the fridge, and that's why placement is so important. So let's start with the drawers. You should dedicate one drawer to fruits and vegetables that rot quickly, like apples and pears. Set that to low low humidity. Then, use another drawer for herbs that wilt quickly and set that to high humidity. Moving on up the most important thing to consider is crowding a bunch of food items can create hot spots. Be sure to leave enough room for air circulation. And finally, the doors. Since they are the warmest, use doors to store condiments and other high salt or high preservative food. In other words, if you are putting things like milk and eggs in the door its time to switch it up. By following these simple steps you're keeping your food fresh and delicious. And your fridge stays organized. And now you're doing it right. [MUSIC]