Swap Storage Habits For Better Options
Do you keep your potatoes and onions in the fridge together, and then find a lot of it is going to waste? That might be because your storage habits aren't working to keep your food fresh. The less waste, the more money you'll save. Here's how.
The BBC's Eat Well For Less presenter Gregg Wallace has advice on storing food to help it last longer. Instead of the fridge, store potatoes and onions in a cool, dark place — not together, however, as the gases they produce can damage each other. Avoid storing them in plastic bags, too — paper bags are fine.
You can use plastic bags for other veg in the fridge, but make sure they have holes in them. Avoid storing veg at the bottom of the fridge, as it's colder there. The bottom of the fridge is best for raw poultry, meat, and fish. The middle shelf is for eggs, as you don't want them to get too cold. The top shelf is for preprepped food that doesn't need cooking and dairy, as it's the warmest (and most consistent) place.