The Correct Way To Store Different Food Types In Your Kitchen [Infographic]

The Correct Way To Store Different Food Types In Your Kitchen [Infographic]

Different types of food require different types of storage. Some vegetables just want to breath and be free, while others will only stay crisp in that special refrigerator door. Here’s a look at various types of foods and where you should store them in your kitchen.

This infographic comes from the folks at Self Storage Finders. You know that perishable items like milk and meat should be stored in your fridge, but you might not realise that certain areas of your refrigerator are a little colder than others. To that end, raw ingredients can benefit from being stored on lower shelves in the fridge, which is typically the coldest area.

The upper shelves are slightly warmer, which is where you might store prepared foods and leftovers that are already cooked. Outside the fridge, most fruits will do well in the open air on your kitchen counter, while some vegetables like onions and potatoes will last longer in cooler closed spaces. Have a look at the full guide below to learn more.

[Via Self Storage Finders]


  • Don’t wash lettuce until you’re going to use it. Wrap it in a long length of paper towel and put it back in the bag it came in. Replace the paper towel when it’s damp.
    Do the same with celery.

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