Things to Avoid Putting in Your Fridge if You Love Food

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Having a refrigerator in the kitchen is a must but learning how to maintain a refrigerator is important for everyone. If you use refrigerators improperly, they can actually damage your foods or pull the flavor from them. It has become common practice to toss everything in the refrigerator, but there are some things that are happier on your countertops or somewhere else in the kitchen. Here are some of our top refrigerator tips:

  • Honey

Since it stays good no matter where it is, there’s no sense in storing your honey in the fridge. Your pantry is the best place for it.

  • Coffee

Your coffee will lose flavor in the fridge. If you want it to really wake you up, in a cupboard, pantry, or on the countertop is best.

  • Tomatoes

Your mini refrigerator doesn’t have room for anything extra, and tomatoes definitely don’t need to be in there. They’ll become mushy and lose flavor in a moist refrigerator.

  • Bread

Nobody likes stale bread but if you put it in the fridge, it will go stale faster. You can put it in the freezer and pull it out when you’re ready to eat it, but bread should never go in the fridge.

  • Avocados

In the fridge, these finicky fruits will have a hard time ripening. Give them fresh air to get them the perfect level of mushiness.

  • Garlic and Onions

This refrigerator tip is important because no one likes rubbery garlic or onions: keep them on your countertops instead of in the fridge.

  • Some Fruits

Berries will stay fresher in the fridge and fruits like mango, bananas, and peaches will have an easier time getting ripe out of the cold environment of a refrigerator.

  • Basil

Basil and other herbs will wilt in the fridge. Instead, put the stems in a jar of water and leave it on your counter.

  • Chocolate

Similar to bread, chocolate can get dried out in the fridge, become less flavorful, and get a grainy texture.

Use Your Fridge Wisely

The invention of refrigerators revolutionized the modern food landscape but keeping certain foods out of the fridge will do you good. If you’re looking for a new mini refrigerator, our red retro refrigerator or our black retro refrigerator are both great options.

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