Your Shopping List By Us - The Fridge

As we are all aware, the United Kingdom is currently in a state of emergency, meaning our nation is on lockdown. This is due to coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. For those who are unaware or are confused to what coronavirus is; coronavirus is an illness that can affect your lungs and airways. The main symptoms of coronavirus are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough. Although this may seem worrying and times are currently tough, you must remain confident that we will get through this and get through it much stronger. You can also rest assured that our countries incredible NHS is working incredibly hard and by all of us working together by following government guidelines, we will get through this difficult time much quicker. Currently, the only thing you are currently meant to leave the house for is essential work, to go to supermarkets for essential items, or once a day for exercise. At Borshch, our only intentions are to support our customers during this difficult time, which is why we have prepared a shopping list for Fridges for our customers to use on their essential item shops.


If you’ve got an egg, you’ve got a meal! Eggs are one item of food that can be added to a variety of different meals, additionally to this, eggs can be eaten for all three meals of the day. Whether your making an omelette, eating ramen, or having an egg to top off your cooked breakfast, an egg will always make a fantastic edition. Not only are eggs fantastic for meals, they are also key ingredients for baking. This is why eggs are definitely an essential item. Eggs are also a fantastic source of protein, selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and vital vitamins such as zinc, iron, and copper. During these difficult times, it is still vitally important that we stick to staying healthy by having a balanced diet. Eggs are a great food for having a balanced diet. Below is a list of meals and other foods that eggs are in the ingredients for:


  • Cooked breakfasts

  • Ramen

  • Omelettes

  • Cakes

  • Cookies

  • Egg Fried Rice.


Milk is definitely an essential item that belongs on your shopping list. Like eggs, milk can be used as a key ingredient for multiple recipes or enjoyed on its own. Another important and enjoyable use for milk is hot drinks, which for those who enjoy them, are key to relaxation. If you’re looking to spend lockdown serving tea and coffee for your family, you’re likely going to need to add milk to your shopping list. Milk is also packed with calcium, which is required to strengthen and build bones, additionally to keeping your muscles and nerves functioning properly. If you are a vegan or somebody who does not drink milk, there are many alternatives including almond and coconut milk. Below is a list of uses for milk or other milk alternatives:


  • Tea

  • Coffee

  • Cereal

  • Yoghurt

  • Banana Bread

  • Sauce


Condiments can upgrade the flavour of any food you have. If your cupboards are looking a bit empty or the last meal left in the house isn’t something that you don’t particularly enjoy eating, then condiments can improve the flavour and make a tasty meal. Condiments include sauces such as hot sauce, ketchup, barbeque sauce, and other things such as mayonnaise and mustard. Condiments can also include meals or snacks, going hand in hand with the main course. An example of this is mayo and chicken burgers, mustard with ham, ketchup with fries and more. Condiments can also be part of the ingredients for a recipe, such as hunters chicken.


Although butter can be a condiment, it also has many other uses which prove that it is an essential item. Besides being an addition to foods such as bread for sandwiches or toast, or to top other foods such as pasta, butter also has many other uses such as an ingredient for many different dishes and treats. Butter can also be used as a coking medium for different uses such as greasing pans or sauteeing vegetables. Without having butter, many dishes would be bland and unenjoyable. For basic and enjoyable meals, butter is certainly an essential item.


Vegetables are another essential item that can be stored in your fridge. Fruits are also an essential item, however, they cannot be placed in the fridge as it will cause the opposite effect of ripening. Eating vegetables daily is one of the most effective ways of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Vegetables can pretty much be added to any meal as a side or even as the main dish. Some vegetables cannot be stored in the fridge, which is why we have listed below vegetables that we are positive can be contained in your fridge:


  • Asparagus

  • Beans

  • Broccoli

  • Brussel Sprouts

  • Carrots

  • Cauliflower

  • New Potatoes

  • Spinach

Meat (Or Meat Substitutes)

Meat or meat substitutes are the most important part of any meal to many. Many meats have all sorts of health benefits, which is why they are an essential item. Whatever meat or meats you choose for your home is entirely down to your preferences. Meat can also be used for each meal of the day and stored once cooked for cold meals. If you’re bored or haven’t got anything to do, why not find a recipe before shopping and buy the meat for that recipe? Cooking is a fantastic way to reduce boredom. 

Fridge Birmingham

Despite the current situation with coronavirus, it is highly important that your home has a fridge and it is stocked with essential items. Fridges can keep your food fresh, drinks cold, and even keep your food hygienic. Without a fridge, we would need to make frequent trips to shops for more food, increasing the risk of spreading or catching COVID-19.  Borshch Electric stock an incredible range of fridges in Birmingham and other refrigeration appliances such as freezers from a multitude of manufacturers such as Bosch, Indesit, and Samsung. Browse through our incredible range today and find a fridge that is perfectly suited to your requirements and your home.