It is important for our health and the health of our loved ones to keep the fridge clean. Beside disinfecting and washing the inside of the fridge, it is also very important to make sure that altered food is not there.
The best tip ever is how to check eggs. Here’s how to do that: get a bowl and fill it with water. Get the eggs, one by one, and put them in the bowl. If the egg stays down, it’s still good. If it rises up, throw it away because it’s old.
Also, despite popular belief, boiled eggs do not last more than raw ones. On the contrary. When an egg is boiled it looses its natural protective membrane and that makes air bacteria easier to get inside and spoil it. Boiled eggs last not more than one week in the fridge, at an appropriate temperature.
Fruits and vegetables tend to last more on supermarket shelves because vendors adopt….let’s just say not so client-friendly methods to keep them look good. They even wax them to look nice and shiny. Make sure you wash all fruits and vegetables with baking soda before putting them in the fridge. The baking soda also helps kill bacteria and disinfects.
If a visual check of your fruits and vegetables shows brown or black spots or if they’re nor as firm as when you first bought them, that might mean that they’ve gone bad.
When gone bad, cooked food changes in color, and also in smell. Therefore, if it looks and smells bad, it’s probably best to throw it away.
Even deserts and sweets can go bad, even if kept in the fridge. If moisture starts getting out of it and your cake is standing in a “puddle”, you might want to think twice before enjoying it.