Temperature Refrigerator - Correct Storage

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Temperature Refrigerator - Correct Storage
Temperature Refrigerator - Correct Storage

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Video: Temperature Refrigerator - Correct Storage
Video: What's The Ideal Temperature For Your Refrigerator? 2023, March

Storage in the refrigerator

The refrigerator is suitable for storing perishable foods such as milk, dairy products, meat, fish, eggs, margarine, various spreads and cold-resistant fruits and vegetables. Bread, cooking oils or unopened canned food have no place in the refrigerator.


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To be observed when storing in the refrigerator

  • Put fresh food in the refrigerator as soon as possible after shopping.
  • Do not put food openly in the refrigerator. Packaging (foils, plastic bags, plastic dishes or glasses) protect against drying out, changes in taste and odor transmission.
  • Do not overload the refrigerator, as this can increase the temperature.
  • Let leftovers of cooked food cool to room temperature before putting them in the refrigerator.
  • Pack meat, fish and poultry well so that no juice can come into contact with other foods.
  • Pay attention to the different temperature ranges when loading the refrigerator: Cheese should be more at the top (+5 to +8 ° C), milk more in the middle (+4 ° C), meat / sausages in the coldest area of the refrigerator (0 to +2 ° C; glass plate) and fruit / vegetables are best stored in the vegetable drawer (+8 to +10 ° C). Some refrigerators have a separate 0 ° C drawer.

The different temperature ranges in the refrigerator

temperature Refrigerator area Food
+5 to +8 ° C Main subject, above Cheese, ready meals, leftovers, cakes, eggs
+4 ° C center Milk, yogurt, curd cheese
0 to +2 ° C Glass plate (over vegetable drawer) Meat, sausage, fish, molluscs and crustaceans, food with the note "keep cool"
+8 to +10 ° C Fruit and vegetable drawer Vegetables: artichokes, salads, broccoli, peas, carrots, garlic, cauliflower, cabbage, mushrooms, radishes, beets, celery, asparagus, spinach, corn, onions

Fruit: apples, pears, strawberries, figs, cherries, kiwis, apricots, Nectarines, peaches, grapes, plums.

+10 to +12 ° C door Butter, margarine, cheese (above), jam, mustard, ketchup, various sauces, mayonnaise (middle), drinks (below)

Source: adapted from SGE, BZfE (formerly AID)

Don't put it in the fridge

Some fruits and vegetables are sensitive to cold and should not be kept in the refrigerator. Temperatures that are too cool lead to a loss of quality such as browning inside or on the surface, changes in taste, changes in texture (e.g. softening) and lack of ripening. The lowest vegetable compartment in the refrigerator has a temperature of approx. +8 to +10 ° C. This area is (just) still suitable for some cold-sensitive goods such as cucumber, tomato or courgette - lower temperatures would, however, lead to a reduction in quality.

Fruits and vegetables sensitive to cold are among others

  • pineapple
  • avocado
  • Banana (do not store below +13 ° C)
  • pomegranate
  • mango
  • Citrus fruits (e.g. oranges, lemons, mandarins)
  • Melanzani
  • Cucumbers (not below +8 to +10 ° C)
  • Tomatoes (not below +8 to +10 ° C)
  • Zucchini (not below +7 to +10 ° C)
  • Potatoes (not below +5 ° C)

Unless otherwise specified, store at room temperature.

Further information on the correct storage of specific types of fruit and vegetables can be found in the seasonal calendar for fruit and vegetables.

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