Why you shouldn't store your milk in the fridge door

Publish Date
Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 12:34PM

Almost every fridge we've ever opened has one thing in common... the milk is stored in the door.

Why do we store the milk there? Because it fits perfectly, of course.

And while it may be handy - it’s actually really not healthy.

According to a recent Good Housekeeping guide on how to organise your fridge, door shelves are far from ideal for storing milk.

This is because the door is actually the warmest area of the fridge, and is most susceptible to temperature fluctuations.

Keeping your milk there will make it more likely to go off faster.

The door shelves, according to the guide, should instead be used to store foods that have natural preservatives, such as condiments, jams and juice.

Milk, on the other hand, should be stored on lower and middle shelves along with other dairy products such as cheese, yoghurt and butter.

You should also NEVER put hot food in the fridge, as it will cause the overall temperature to rise, and can lead to food poisoning and food spoilage.

Consumers are also advised to keep eggs in the middle of the fridge, where their temperature will remain consistent and to keep wrapped raw meat and fish at the bottom of the fridge – the coldest part – to reduce the risk of cross-contamination.