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Buying and preparing healthy products is one of the most important parts of your daily life. It is no less important to know how to distribute and store the purchased product in the refrigerator properly and as efficiently as possible. Each part of the refrigerator has its individual purpose and specificity. Based on this, we can determine which product is best to place in which section.

What is placed in the freezer?

Let’s start with the freezer. The freezer is one of the most individual compartments of the refrigerator. The main purpose of the freezer, obviously, is to freeze the product as much as possible and store it for a long time. So, everything we want to keep frozen, regardless the kind of fruit, vegetables, meat or ice itself, should be placed in this section. We can also store certain types of dough in the freezer - layered dough, ready-made pizza, etc. 

However, keep in mind - any product in the freezer should be placed in a tight package to protect it from spoilage. It is also best to avoid using glass or aluminum utensils that may shatter or crack. 

After all, it is important to turn off and clean this section from time to time. 

Top and middle shelves

It is always better to place ready-made food on the top and middle shelves; For example: dairy products, semi-finished products and the previous day's leftover dinner. All this should be stored in well-sealed containers to protect it from spoilage. However, it is important to keep such foods away from raw products, so that various harmful bacteria do not reach them.

We can also place carbonated drinks or juices on the top shelf.

Bottom shelf

Raw beef or poultry or fish can be placed on the bottom shelf in the best option. Obviously, these too should be placed in well-lined containers so that they do not touch each other and avoid moisture transfer to other dry products.

Vegetable section

Fruits and vegetables are best placed in the vegetable section. Before placing in the compartment we must take into an account that all this must be thoroughly washed before storage. However, a similar product should be wrapped in paper or polyethylene bag and left with air permeability to avoid spoiling the product.

Specifically, the best way to store lettuce leaves or herbs is to wrap them in a damp cloth and place them in the middle or front of the rack to keep them longer and protect them from drying out. This is because the temperature on the back walls of the refrigerator is the lowest, and contact with them may freeze and spoil the herbs too much. But thanks to the Multi Flow Cooling System in Vestel refrigerators, you can keep your fruits and vegetables fresh for a longer time. The Multi Flow Cooling System allows to cool down all over the refrigerator, by blowing air to all shelves separately. Even if your refrigerator is completely full, this system will have the expected cooling performance. Enjoy delightful dishes with vegetables that will last a long time.

Another factor to consider is that placing all fruits and vegetables close together is not advisable. Many fruits, including apples, peaches, plums, pears, melons, etc., release ethylene, which helps them to ripen, so placing these fruits may speed up the ripening and spoilage process in vegetables. To avoid this, it is better to keep fruits and vegetables separately from each other. Here, as a solution we have Maxi Fresh Preserver, thanks to which shelf life of products is increased by eliminating ethylene gas, which is caused by the respiration of fruits and vegetables and which effects negatively on the food getting spoilt.

The Door compartment

The door compartment is the warmest and most easily accessible part of the refrigerator, so it is better to place the food or drinks there that are least likely to go bad soon and are most resistant to heat. These can be sauces, carbonated drinks, and more. 

If you are one of those people who puts eggs and dairy products at the door to make them easily accessible due to their frequent use, we recommend refraining from this - it is better to leave dairy products on the top or middle shelves where they have high temperatures and less chances of spoilage.

V-lift door, Vestel refrigerator: NF480EX

And because we love this easy-to-access section so much, we can put here the products we are likely to consume as soon as possible. Fortunately, nowadays we can also get fridges with the V-lift. With this V-lift (found in fridge NF480EX, fridge NF480A+ and etc.) of modern refrigerators, we can set the given shelf shelf to the exact height we can afford. V-lift allows you to adjust the location of the door shelf and adjust it yourself. Refrigerators of similar technology are already on sale and can be purchased online. 

A small bonus fact about the contents of the refrigerator: some of the new refrigerators have NATURAL ION technology, which means that negative ions through this technology neutralize unpleasant odors and dust particles in the air, and the storage period of fruits and vegetables is doubled!

And do not pass by the main thing! Shelf-wise, do not forget that the internal temperature of the refrigerator should preferably range from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius to avoid the spread of harmful bacteria as much as possible.

Article Author Vestel Georgia, 2021-05-20