6 Ways to Get Your Milk to Last Longer

Have you ever tasted, or even smelled, spoiled milk? If so, you know how
truly nauseating it can be – how you wouldn’t wish it on your worst
enemy, and how you never want to experience such a thing again.
With that said, here
are six tips to help you keep your milk fresh for longer in the

Buy milk at the end of
your shopping trip.

When you are at the grocery store, save the dairy aisle for last;
this will minimize the amount of time that the milk is at room
temperature and help keep it fresh for longer.

Buy milk from the back
of the refrigerator.

In this case, it’s okay to be that guy. Move the front cartons
out of the way and buy your milk from the back of the refrigerator –
not only is this milk newer, but it is colder too.

Get home from the
store as quickly as possible.

This is along the same train of thought as the first tip, do
everything in your power to get your milk back into a refrigerator
as soon as possible. This means no errands after the grocery store;
if you must, take a pit stop at home first.

Keep your milk at the
back, bottom of your refrigerator.

The back and the bottom of refrigerators tend to be the coldest
spots, so keeping your milk here will help preserve it.

Minimize how many
times you open the fridge.

Every time you open your refrigerator door, as much as 40% of the
cold air can escape. This not only causes your refrigerator to use
more energy, it also warms up your food and leads to faster spoiling.
Make a conscious effort to get everything you need from the fridge in
one trip and avoid keeping the door open for long periods of time.

Throw milk away one
week after opening.

No matter what the date printed on the milk carton says, never keep
milk in your refrigerator for longer than a week. Even in perfect
storage conditions, milk can (and will) expire well ahead of
If you are having trouble keeping your milk fresh, it may be the
fault of your refrigerator. If it is not maintaining a cool,
consistent temperature under 40°, it could be promoting bacteria
growth. If you think your refrigerator needs to be repaired, contact
the experts at Speedy Subzero, we fix all makes and models of refrigerators, freezers, and wine coolers across
Long Island. Call us to schedule your same-day appointment at

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