Your fridge is a haven for all types of food, but that doesn’t mean you should place just anything inside of it. To help you differentiate between foods that need to be put in your appliance and ones that fare better outside, we’ve created a list of items that benefit from an alternative storage choice.
Storing this scrumptious food in the fridge isn’t necessary and can actually affect its taste. When it comes to keeping your potatoes fresh, your best option is placing them in brown paper bags in your pantry.
Nobody wants a gritty tomato in their salad, and that is exactly what can happen to the fruit if kept in your refrigerator. However, texture isn’t the only characteristic that takes a hit, a tomato’s taste is also changed when left in the chill of your fridge. The best storage choice for tomatoes is on your counter in a bowl.
While you may think housing onions in your refrigerator prolongs their life, it can actually cause the vegetable to develop mold and its consistency can transform into a mushy mess. Leaving onions in their original mesh bag on a shelf in your pantry provides them with proper air circulation, and keeps them fresh. However, storing them next to the potatoes is not a good idea. The gases produced by the potatoes can cause your onions to rot at an accelerated rate.
If you don’t like your bread dry, then you shouldn’t put it in the fridge. The most fitting storage choice, is leaving the bread you’ll use for the next five days out and freezing the rest of it.
To preserve the quality of your garlic keep it loose in your pantry. Doing so, provides it with proper air circulation. When put in the fridge, garlic can begin to sprout and grow mold.
There is a misconception that coffee grounds or beans stored in the refrigerator stay fresh longer. Unfortunately, that’s incorrect. In reality, the condensation in your fridge can adversely affect the taste of this deliciously tasty drink. To maintain its flavor, coffee should be left at room temperature in an airtight container.
Save a little extra room in your refrigerator by keeping your hot sauce out of it. You can leave this spicy liquid in a cabinet for a year or so before it goes bad.