February 25, 2021 - 11:46 GMT Sophie Hamilton How to organise your fridge correctly to prevent food poisoning and food wastage. Essential kitchen tips on where fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and dairy should be stored Since the pandemic started, we've all spent a LOT of time in our kitchens. You know the drill… you get in from the supermarket, hands heavily sanitised and now breathing freely after wearing your mask. You may or may not wipe down the shopping (won't miss this) and start packing it all away. When it comes to organising your food and drinks in the fridge, do you have a system – and is it correct? A well-organised fridge prevents food poisoning and helps stop food wastage. Tap Warehouse have put together a guide to how to correctly organise your fridge. See if your system is right below… MORE: Joe Wicks' roasted vegetable soup recipe is our kind of lunch! Loading the player... WATCH: This TikTok wrap hack went viral Raw meat, fish and poultry It’s important raw meat, fish, and poultry are stored on the bottom shelf of your fridge to stop them from dripping onto other foods and contaminating them. Shockingly, Tap Warehouse’s research revealed that a staggering 40% of Brits do not store their raw meat, poultry, and fish on this shelf. MORE: 22 of the best kitchen gadgets that will revolutionise the way you cook Louise Roberts, Director of Food Safety Company, Alimenti, says by not storing raw meat on the bottom shelf, "blood and other fluids which may contain high levels of pathogens could drip onto the ready to eat food and contaminate the food with pathogens." She adds: "If consumed without any further treatment, such as cooking, the ready-to-eat food may cause illness." MORE: 54 best meal delivery services in the UK: Mindful Chef, Gousto & more Fruit and vegetables Fruit and vegetables that need to be refrigerated should be … [Read more...] about How to correctly organise your fridge – is your system right?
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February 21, 2021 - 20:42 GMT Gareth Herincx Wondering what were the most popular new cars of 2020? From superminis to SUVs and EVs, the UK’s top 10 motors of last year, revealed It’s fair to say that the automotive industry faced one of its most challenging years in 2020, what with national lockdowns and factory shutdowns. Despite the pandemic, 1.63 million new cars were registered in the UK, compared with 2.3m in 2019 - a decline of nearly a third (29%), and the lowest total since 1992. But what were the 10 best-selling cars of 2020? We reveal the most popular cars of last year. TAKE THE QUIZ: How well do you know the royal motors? READ: Celebrity children who drive cooler cars than you Ford Fiesta - 49,174 registrations The iconic Ford Fiesta was the UK’s top-selling car again in 2020 - a position it has now held for the past 12 years. In fact, it's also Britain's best-selling car of all time (overtaking the Ford Escort way back in 2014). Now in its seventh generation, it offers superb handling, plenty of space, generous equipment levels, a range of efficient engines and low running costs. Opt for the excellent 1.0-litre EcoBoost mild hybrid petrol turbo engine and you get 56.5mpg with low CO2 emissions of 114g/km. Pay a few thousand pounds more for a sporty ST-Line X or ST hot hatch. Priced from £16,640. Vauxhall Corsa - 46,439 registrations The Corsa name has been a fixture on UK roads since 1993, and this fifth generation of Vauxhall's supermini is the best yet. Stylish, spacious, economical and engaging to drive, it now even has an advantage over its arch-rival, the Fiesta. Not only does it come with a choice of petrol and diesel engines, but there's also an affordable pure electric version (badged Corsa-e). The EV version has a range of 209 miles and it can be charged to 80% (adding 168 miles) via a 50kW rapid charger or overnight at home using a … [Read more...] about The most popular new cars of 2020, from Mercedes Benz to Ford Fiesta
February 23, 2021 - 09:53 GMT Gareth Herincx We test drive the new plug-in hybrid version of Jeep's baby SUV. Read HELLO!'s review of the Jeep Renegade 4x4 The Jeep Renegade has always been well worth considering if you're in the market for a compact 4x4 that's as much at home in the city or the countryside. It's now an even more tempting proposition because an electrified version (known as the 4xe) has been launched. Jeep's first plug-in hybrid vehicle, it combines a 11.4kWh battery and small electric motor with a 1.3-litre petrol turbo engine, meaning this charismatic crossover can travel for 26 miles on electricity alone. If you charge it regularly, there’s the possibility of some very low running costs (Jeep claims it can return up to 134mpg), while CO2 emissions start at less than 50g/km. The battery can be topped up in under two hours using a home wallbox or under five from a standard three-pin plug. READ: 10 reasons to switch to an electric car MORE: 10 best-selling cars of 2020 Like all hybrid cars , it's also possible to add charge during braking and coasting. Called regenerative braking, it's a way of saving the wasted energy from the process of slowing down a car and using it to recharge the battery. Despite the addition of hybrid technology, the Renegade remains much the same, which is no bad thing. Distinctively styled, it's a great option for families because there's ample space inside (front and back), visibility is excellent, there’s a high-driving position and there are plenty of cubbyholes for smaller items The only slight change (due to the new battery pack) is that boot space is down 20 litres to a still useful 330 litres, while the overall 1,277 litres with the rear seats folded is as impressive as ever. Available with two versions of the same petrol engine (128bhp or 178bhp), you can choose from three trim levels - starting with Limited and moving up … [Read more...] about Jeep Renegade 4xe review 2021: The popular SUV goes green