Surely it happened to everyone that in the fridge with a careful search there was some expired product or a vegetable, slowly becoming moldy.
But many of the problems of spoiled products arise from the fact that we simply keep it in the wrong place.
Our tips today are definitely worth noting.
1. Hermetic bags
Hermetic bags for cereals.
The necks cut from plastic bottles can be used to create convenient and sealed packages for storing cereals and any other loose substances.
2. Stale bread
"Salvation" stale bread.
The stale bread can be "saved" with the help of an ice cube. Wipe them a slice of bread, and then send for a couple of minutes in a microwave oven set to medium power.
3. Egg storage
Storing eggs in the refrigerator.
Manufacturers of modern refrigerators often offer housewives to contain eggs on the door in a specially provided plastic tray. However, eggs can be stored in this way for no more than two weeks, because the temperature on the door is always the highest. If you need eggs to stay fit for 3-4 weeks, move them to the middle shelf.
4. Cheese storage
Proper storage of cheese.
Not many people know, but cheese breathes, sweats and grows old. This should be considered for proper storage of the product. Never keep the cheese wrapped in plastic or plastic wrap. In such a package, he simply suffocates. The best packaging for storing cheese at home is parchment paper. And so that the edges of the piece do not dry, brush them with a small amount of butter.
Storage of potato tubers.
The eternal problem of all housewives is sprouting potatoes. To avoid this trouble, put a couple of apples in a container. In addition, do not allow the neighborhood of tubers with onions, otherwise in a short time even young potatoes will start sprouting.
Proper storage of vegetables and fruits in the refrigerator.
Many fruits and vegetables are generally contraindicated cold. But what to do if you need to preserve the fruits a little longer, retaining the vitamins and taste? First, study the instructions for your refrigerator and find out which shelves have the highest temperature. It is on them that it is best to place fresh fruits and vegetables. Secondly, separate the products. Apples, cucumbers, potatoes, broccoli, carrots and pumpkins, ripening, begin to actively produce ethylene, which is bad for bananas, tomatoes, apricots, pears and plums. These two groups should be stored in different containers or on different shelves.
Long storage of bananas.
In fact, bananas are not intended for long-term storage. And in the refrigerator, and at room temperature, they quickly blacken and deteriorate. But if you still need to extend the life of this fruit, wrap the base of the bunch with cling film. In this form, bananas can be stored for 3-5 days.
Storage of fresh mushrooms.
If you keep mushrooms in a plastic bag, be prepared that in a few days they will darken or deteriorate altogether. Remember, the best packaging for storing fresh mushrooms is a paper bag.
9. Shelf for milk
Storage of dairy products.
Most people consider the shelf on the refrigerator door as the most convenient place to store milk. In fact, the door is the worst place for dairy products. The temperature there is the highest, respectively, the milk can sour ahead of time. It is best to place the milk in the main part of the refrigerator, on the top or bottom shelf.
Storage of onions.
Onion is undesirable to store in the refrigerator. A much more suitable place for this culture will be any dry, dark place with good air circulation. If you live in a private house, you can fold the bulbs into nylon tights and hang them in the basement or garage. In the city kitchen onions can be stored in a wooden box in the pantry or kitchen cabinet.
Celery and lettuce in the fridge.
To keep lettuce and celery from losing their firmness and taste in the fridge, keep them tightly wrapped in foil.
12. Corroded products
Spoiled food in the fridge.
If you find a spoiled fruit or vegetable in the refrigerator, do not be lazy to thoroughly clean the entire shelf or container. Otherwise, the bacteria will quickly spread to neighboring products, which will lead to their deterioration.
Long storage of strawberries.
The strawberry picking season is rather short, and keeping fresh berries in the fridge is not too easy. But there is a little trick that will help maintain the elasticity and taste of strawberries. Before you send the berries in the refrigerator, soak them in a solution prepared from vinegar and water in a ratio of 1:10. Then drain, rinse with running water, let dry a little and send to the refrigerator.
Packaging for grapes.
To keep grapes firm, elastic and sweet, store them in a plastic bag. And remember, the tighter the package, the longer the berries will lie.
15. In the water
Storage in water.
Radishes, carrots and celery can be stored for a long time, if they are pre-cleaned, cut and placed in jars filled with a small amount of water.
Storage of sausages.
To preserve the quality of sausages, store them in plastic or paper packaging. Ham or boiled sausage is better to wrap in foil.
17. Separate storage
Sort the contents of the refrigerator.
To keep food as long as possible and keep order in the fridge, use containers. Finished products should be stored separately, the meat should never be folded with eggs and raw fish.