Is this familiar? You’re back home after the weekly shop, and now you really want to get everything you’ve bought put away as quickly as possible. The food is normally stored where there’s space. As you might suspect, however, this is the wrong approach to take. Each type of food requires its own perfect climate.
Correct storage is essential
All food has particular requirements in terms of temperature and humidity. By simply storing fresh food correctly in the fridge, means it will keep fresh for significantly longer. This means a much longer shelf life for your food on the one hand, and on the other, the vitamins and nutrients the food contains are also preserved for longer. A real plus in terms of your health and well-being. Another plus point is always having a well organised fridge.
Where to store what
This of course first depends on the type of fridge and the relevant storage zones you have available. Whether you have BioFresh or not, we’ll show you the ideal storage location for the food in your particular fridge:
1. In a fridge with BioFresh?
All Liebherr appliances with a freezer compartment offer icy cold temperatures as low as -18 °C. The compartment is therefore ideal for safely freezing fresh food and for long-term storage over several months.
The fridge compartment on the other hand is the ideal place for storing the following food:
- Food which will be eaten soon (e.g. pre-prepared meals, leftovers and flans).
- Food with a long shelf life (e.g. preserves, jams and marmalades).
- Food which you prefer to eat not too cold (e.g. yoghurt).
- Food which is still maturing (e.g. cheese)
- In the upper area: Fruit and vegetables which are sensitive to the cold (e.g. courgette, cucumber, potatoes and pineapple).
- Goods for defrosting and thawing
But how do we store sensitive food such as salad and fresh strawberries or even fish and meat? These will not keep for very long in the fridge compartment and will have to be eaten very quickly or even thrown away. The solution is BioFresh.
At a temperature of slightly above 0 °C and with controllable humidity, your food retains its healthy vitamins, aromas and appetising appearance for longer.
Fruit and vegetables are kept in ideal conditions and at a high humidity in the Fruit & Vegetable safe, while sausage, meat and dairy products as well as eggs, fish and seafood keep best in the BioFresh DrySafe at low humidity.
This means you can enjoy your salad for up to 8 days longer, your fresh strawberries up to 4 days longer and your tasty beef up to 6 days longer than when stored in the fridge compartment.
Food which has already been opened also goes in your BioFresh safe. The principle which applies here is also the colder, the better.
The warmest temperature zone in the fridge is the fridge door.
The door racks are therefore home to cans, tubes, drinks as well as ready-to-consume spreadable butter and perfectly matured cheeses. Milk, of course, can also be stored here. Raw milk however should be stored in the BioFresh safe.
2. In a fridge without BioFresh?
What if you don’t have a BioFresh appliance and are wondering what to do with your fruit and vegetables and your meat, dairy and fish products? Well, we also have the ideal storage tips for this situation:
Store your meat, sausage and dairy products as well as your eggs and fish in the lower refrigeration area of your fridge.
Fruit and vegetables however will keep fresh for the longest in the BioCool boxes. Moisture can be controlled using the BioCool box. This ensures that your food receives the ideal humidity environment even in appliances without BioFresh.
However, BioFresh is definitely the right choice when it comes to an optimal freshness experience and extra long shelf life.
3. In a fridge-freezer with BioFresh and BioFresh-Plus?
Appliances which have a Fish & Seafood safe (BioFresh-Plus) in addition to BioFresh go a step further.
In this safe we have developed something special for fish lovers – at -2 °C, the shelf life for fish and seafood is doubled again compared to the BioFresh safe.
Let’s take fresh salmon, for example. Compared to the recommended storage time of only one day in the normal fridge, this stays fresh for up to 4 days.
But that’s not all. Depending on the storage quantity, you decide how large this temperature zone should be. For example, the Fish & Seafood safe can be used not just as a full -2 °C zone, but also in combination with a 0 °C zone (1/3 to 2/3 ratio and vice versa).
And if you’ve bought neither fish nor seafood and therefore don’t need any space to store it, there’s the option of setting the safe’s temperature on the appliance’s touch display to just over 0 °C throughout.
This BioFreshPlus safe feature does depend on the model.
And which food should never be stored in the fridge compartment?
Where to best keep which food has now been explained. The question now is which food should never be stored in the fridge compartment?
This includes food which is extremely sensitive to cold, the ideal storage temperature for which is above 9 °C. Examples include bananas, tomatoes, cucumbers and tropical fruit. These should be stored in the cellar or in the pantry.
Now nothing can possibly go wrong when you’re putting away your food! And if you still need a reminder, then just print out our infographic to help you, and stick it on your fridge.