Why you should never keep milk in the fridge door

Alice Sholl
·Contributor
Glass of milk
It’s the worst place you could be putting it – within the fridge, anyway [Photo: Pexels]

The fridge door seems like the most natural place to keep your milk – you want it on hand for tea and breakfast, and since it’s upright, it won’t leak either.

But it turns out we’re going to have to find a way around that problem, as the inside of the door really isn’t the best place for our favourite white stuff.

That’s because the fridge door is actually the warmest place in your fridge, and keeping something like milk – which goes off easily – there will mean it goes old faster.

Cow
Keep other dairy away from the fridge door too [Photo: Pexels]

According to a guide by Good Housekeeping, the best place to keep it is actually on the lower and middle shelves.

The same goes for other dairies such as cheese, yoghurt and butter, too.

Instead, you should put foods that have natural preservatives in the fridge door instead – such as jams, condiments and juice.

Meat
Watch where you store your meat, too [Photo: Pexels]

And when it comes to the other shelves, the bottom shelf should contain your raw meat and fish, as it’s the coldest part. Doing so also minimises the risk of cross-contamination.

The upper shelves should be kept for foods that won’t need cooking, like leftovers and deli meats, while finally, the drawers are where your vegetables and salads should go.

Well, at least we’d been getting that last one right.

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