Essential Fridge Items Shopping List

As we are all aware, the world is irregular to what it usually is. The United Kingdom is currently in a national state of emergency and we are currently on lockdown. This is due to a new virus called COVID-19, or coronavirus. For those who are confused or are unaware of what COVID-19 is; it is a pneumonia-like virus that can affect your lungs and airways. The primary symptoms of COVID-19 are a new, continuous cough and a high temperature. 

Although this may seem intimidating and living in the current climate is tough, we must all remain confident that we will get through this successfully and come out of it much stronger, personally and as a nation. We are also incredibly privileged to have our NHS, who are working exceptionally hard for our nation and to fight again COVID-19. If we all continue to follow government guidelines, we will get through this much quicker and return to normality. Current guidelines advise that we should only leave the house for essential reasons, such as going to supermarkets, essential work, or for daily exercise. Coming up with which items may be stressful, which is why we have listed essential items for your fridge. 


The first essential item for your fridge is Milk, or any other milk alternatives including almond milk, coconut milk, and more. Milk is a key ingredient of many different recipes or can be enjoyed on its own. Another important and common use for milk is hot drinks, which are key to relaxation for those who enjoy them. If people in your home enjoy hot drinks, then you are likely going to need milk at home for tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and more. Milk is also full of calcium, which can strengthen and build bones. This is also extremely beneficial for children. Milk also keeps your nerves and muscles functioning well. Below is a list of common uses for all types of milk.

  • Hot drinks

  • Cereal

  • Banana Bread

  • Yoghurt

  • Sauces.


The saying goes, if you have an egg, then you have a meal! Due to this, eggs are definitely an essential item for your shopping list. Eggs are a food that can be a tasty addition to a varietry of different meals, additionally to be able to be added to breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Whether you making a fried breakfast, noodles, salad, an omellete, and more, an egg will either be key ingredient or a fantastic addition. Not only are eggs incredible for eating, but they are also an important ingredient for many baking recipes. Eggs are also rich in protein, selenium, and vitamins D, B6, B12, and other vital vitamins such as zinc, iron, and copper, which are all required for a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Even during the tough times, we must keep eating a balanced diet, which eggs are fantastic for. Below are a list of things that eggs can be used for:


Vegetables are on most important foods for living a healthy lifestyle, which is why they are definitely an essential item that can be stored in your fridge. Additionally to vegetables, fruits are also an essential item that is needed for a healthy lifestyle, however, most fruit cannot be placed in the fridge as it can cause the fruit to have the opposite effect of ripening, therefore becoming inedible. Eating vegetables daily is one of the most effective ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and can be added to almost all meals or even as the main dish. Below are a list of vegetables that can be stored in your fridge.

  • Beans

  • Broccoli

  • New Potatoes

  • Cauliflower

  • Asparagus

  • Spinach

Meat or Substitutes

Meat or meat substitutes are the most important part of the meal, or the main course, to many people. Many types of meat have benefits, depending on the type of meat. Due to meats benefits and its role in meals, it is definitely an essential item. Whatever meats you choose to have in your home is entirely down to your preference. Different types of meat can also be used for different meals throughout the day. Once cooked, meat can also be stored cold for snacking or foods such as sandwiches. 

Fridge Chester

During the time of a pandemic or not, it is highly important that your home has a high quality and efficiently stocked up fridge. Fridges keep your food and drinks fresh, hygienic, and cold, which is vital at all times, especially during the summertime. Besides hygiene, cold drinks are a fantastic way of relaxing and staying hydrated in Butlers Appliances stock a wide range of fridges in Chester and other refrigeration appliances such as chest freezers. Browse through our extensive range today. Due to COVID-19, we are still operating, however our store is closes and we are only offering driveway deliveries to locations within a five mile radius.