There's one important factor that determines how long your food will survive in the fridge. Here's what you need to know.
Most refrigerators have a problem: they don't maintain a consistent temperature throughout their interior. No matter what temperature your fridge is set at (ideally somewhere between 37 and 40 degrees Farenheit, or 2.8 and 4.4 degrees Celsius), some areas will always be cooler than others.
Here are the most important considerations:
Knowing this, you'll want to develop a strategy for organizing the food in your fridge. For instance, eggs and milk should never be stored in the door, where the temperature is warmest. Check out more tips in the video above, and this slideshow: