Fresher for longer — top tips for refrigerating your food

Keep your food fresher for longer in the fridge and reduce food waste with these effective and efficient top tips for refrigeration in your home.

Humans have always tried to preserve food by keeping it cold. At first, we tried ice harvested from rivers and lakes, then we created ice houses and snow cellars, before technology advanced to the point that we could safely and sustainably keep our food cold on cue.

These days, if you want the ‘cool’ way to keep your food fresher for longer, get the most out of your produce and reduce food waste, look no further than your trusty refrigerator. More energy efficient and stylish than ever before, here are three ways to get the most out of your fridge thanks to Miele’s range of next
generation appliances.

Reduce your food waste by keeping food fresher for longer

Unfortunately, so much of the food we buy gets thrown out because it was not used in time. We need a fridge that can help us lessen our energy consumption and food wastage, and retain useful vitamins, minerals and freshness in our food. Miele’s key innovations in refrigeration will maintain the quality and freshness of your food ingredients for longer, such as PerfectFresh zone, which helps you store fresh produce for a considerably longer period of time than in a conventional refrigeration compartment.

Hot tip: If your fresh produce and leafy greens are looking a little wilted, fill a large bowl with ice water from your Miele fridge and submerge. After a few minutes, they will start perking up and you can simply dry them with a tea towel and enjoy!

Selected Miele models also have a DailyFresh ExtraCool drawer where the temperature is lower than the rest of the refrigerator, making it the ideal place to store meat, fish and dairy products. And the spacious drawers offer plenty of space for fresh food with an optimum level of moisture, meaning your fruit and vegetables stay fresh for up to 2 times longer.

Store to save — using the fridge helps the hip pocket.

Who doesn’t love leftovers, especially if they taste just as good (if not better) the second, or third, time around? Using our fridges to store food not only reduces food waste, but it’s a great time and money saver too. If you think about it — on average, 8 out of every 20 slices of bread, 5 eggs per dozen, a breast and a leg from every rotisserie chicken makes their way to landfill — that’s a lot of money we’re throwing away. Storing food the right way can make all the difference. The best fresh foods to store in the fridge, once they’re ripe, include:

  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Melons
  • Avocados
  • Coriander
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Corn
  • Parsley
  • Asparagus
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Blueberries
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Kiwifruit
  • Plums
  • Cabbage
  • Leeks
  • Pomegranate
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Raspberries
  • Cauliflower
  • Mangoes
  • Strawberries

Hot tip: Snip the ends of your leafy greens and store them in a produce bag in the fridge or place them in a small jar of water with a bag over the top to get an extra few weeks out of them.

Intuitive technology and freezer integration that saves you time and headaches

Just like our new Generation 7000 built-in kitchen appliances, Miele fridges can be controlled by the simple tap of a smartphone button. With WiFiConn@ct you can easily change the temperature of your fridge from anywhere in your home via the Miele@mobile app. This allows you to turn on the SuperCool setting to quickly chill your food and any door alarm warnings will be sent straight to your phone, so you’ll always know what’s happening inside your fridge or if the door has been left open. DynaCool ensures uniform temperature distribution inside the entire refrigerator section. So it no longer matters which level you store which type of food on, as the conditions are the same throughout. With DynaCool, the conditions that are familiar from conventional refrigerators – warmer at the top, cooler at the bottom – are finally a thing of the past.

To learn more about Miele’s state of the art Refrigeration range, visit: or head to our local Miele Experience Centre: You can also shop now at or find your local Miele retailer here.


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  • Free Discovery Product Demonstrations

    Miele Experience

    Thursday 08th September 2016

    At 10:30 am - 12:00 pm



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