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How to stock your fridge like a professional

Your refrigerator is the center of your kitchen. What is stored inside the machine is extremely important to our health and well-being.

Woman in front of a refrigerator with left hand in her side, and her right hand in her hair, thinking about how to stock her fridge.

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Keeping your refrigerator well stocked and organized is important to ensure that food stays fresh and safe for consumption. In addition, if you are not properly stocking your refrigerator, you may be causing overwork in your refrigeration system, which could result in a costly repair down the road. Here are some tips to help you properly stock your refrigerator.

Tip #1 - Check the temperature of your refrigerator

Make sure your refrigerator is cool at all times. The temperature should be below 4 degrees Celsius to keep food fresh and safe for consumption.

Tip #2 - Organize your fridge

Separate raw foods from cooked foods to avoid cross-contamination. Also, organize your food by type to make it easier to find what you need.

  • Top shelf - Those foods where cooking is not required, e.g. pre-prepared food and/or leftovers.

  • Bottom/middle shelf - Dairy such as milk, cheese, yogurt and butter.

  • Bottom shelf - Known as the coldest part of the refrigerator, here we place wrapped raw meat and fish. It is also necessary to place raw food on the bottom shelf as it also minimizes the risk of raw contamination.

  • Drawers - Foods such as vegetables, salads and fruits should be kept in their original packaging in the salad drawer, where they will be enclosed. Additionally, it is known as a good place to store or keep herbs, as they do not freeze in the bottom of the refrigerator.

  • Door shelves - This is the 'hottest' area of the refrigerator, and recognized as the most susceptible to temperature fluctuations. Store foods that have natural preservatives, such as condiments, jams and juices.

"If you overload your refrigerator, the air will not circulate properly, which can cause the temperature to remain inconsistent and food will not stay fresh, your refrigerator is not cooling correctly" – Felix, Technician

Tip #3 - Don't overload your refrigerator

If you overload your refrigerator, the air will not circulate properly, which can cause the temperature to remain inconsistent and food will not stay fresh.

Tip #4 - Clean your refrigerator regularly

Be sure to clean your refrigerator at least once a month to avoid bacteria buildup and unpleasant odors.


By following these simple tips, you can make sure your refrigerator is properly stocked and working properly. Plus, you can avoid costly repairs in the future and keep your food fresh and safe for consumption.

Refrigerators are one of the most essential appliances for keeping our food fresh and healthy. However, from time to time situations can arise that affect their operation.

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