Strategies For Less Waste – Maximize Food Storage With A DC Chest Refrigerator
For many consumers who use a DC chest refrigerator, eliminating food waste is a primary goal. However, many are not aware of how simple it can be to achieve this goal, by simply positioning food inside the chest with purpose. First, Divide the DC Chest Refrigerator into three sections.
Section One: Lower 1/3 of unit
The lower 1/3 of the refrigerator will be the coldest, so you will want to keep foods with high water content (examples fruit, vegetables, milk) out of this area to minimize food waste. Instead, you want to keep foods like meat and fish in this section, for the safest food storage. Also, products that were previously frozen at the market, can go into this section and will take longer to defrost than a conventional upright refrigerator. This strategy is a big advantage the farther away an individual is from a market or in emergency situations. You will not have to buy as often, and you can maximize food life if you don’t own a freezer.
Section Two: Middle 1/3 of unit
This space should be reserved for dairy products (yogurt/cheese), condiments, and other standard food items.
Section Three: Upper 1/3 of unit
In this section, it is recommended you put produce, milk and other high water content food items to avoid freezing and compromising the quality of the food you have purchased or harvested. Hanging baskets are useful to help manage the storage of small items as well as high value or fragile refrigerated items. Using the baskets can also make it easier to remove products when accessing the space below.
The team at Phocos understands various conditions can make it challenging to have access to fresh food. Observing these few guidelines will help you realize the goal of having less food waste and maximum freshness of the food stored in your DC chest refrigerator. Interested in an efficient DC Chest Refrigerator/Freezer? Learn more about the Phocos FR Series