Storing food is a part of life! You cooked too much, aren't hungry, were gifted something fresh and yummy or just like to have a healthy supply of perishables at arm's length, storing what's left over or made to last is a must. But how do you do it right?
Turns out it's not as easy as just throwing something in the fridge and hoping it goes alright for a few days. That can lead to issues! There are lots of precautions in place to keep us healthy and eating what we should (or should not) safely, but a lot of it comes down to how exactly we store what in the right way.
Since the early 1900s, refrigeration has been commonplace, so knowing how to store your foods to place in it should be second nature to most.
Generally, you don't mix your product categories like milk, meat, vegetables and fruits and processed foods together in the one storage container, keeping them apart and covered securely from one another. The best way to achieve this, is of course by using some sturdy storage containers, preferably glass, that can be washed clean and reused without any nasty build-up or odours.
Want it to last forever? Think about placing it in the freezer. Yes, things go a bit icy the longer they're in there, depending on the temperature you have your freezer (ideally a freezer should be -18 degrees celcius), but at least you can portion control and rest assured your frozen dishes and ingredients will keep for as long as you want them to.
Not everything can be kept in a container on the shelf, but those ingredients that can still need protection from the elements inside your kitchen to keep them dry and useable. Crackers, pasta, herbs and spices and other packeted goods can often benefit from the right storage container separate from everything else, so consider investing in a study design with enough room for the length and width of what you're trying to store.