#3 – Proper Dairy Storage
Almost all of us store milk on the fridge door, but it’s actually better to place it on an inside shelf toward the back of the refrigerator. This is a great idea because all dairy products can perish quite fast and require a refrigeration temperature at just over 32°F.
In fact, only a little number of home refrigerators are set at or hold such a low temperature, most of them remain around 40°F, not to mention that the temperature increases each time you open the door.
As for cheese, you should better store it in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator, where is the least temperature fluctuations.
#4 – To Refrigerate or Not to Refrigerate
Of course, storing your produce in the refrigerator will help it last longer, but not every product can survive the lower temperature. Actually, most of fruits and veggies can do well in the cold, except tropical fruits (naturally) since they’re only familiar with warmth.
For instance, the citrus fruits will get brown-spotted skin, bananas will undergo cell damage and turn brown, and avocados will never ripen below 45°F. Also, you should store pineapples, bell peppers, melons, cucumbers, tomatoes, and squash at 50°F, which means never placing them in the fridge.
On the other hand, the majority of other veggies, such as cabbage, carrots, and lettuce, will do better in the refrigerator, while potatoes are an exception and should be stored away from the fridge and light.