Sure we know there are certain foods we keep in the fridge that we know we really shouldn’t, but you can more or less chuck anything in the freezer, right? Wrong.In fact there are some foods (and drinks) that die a horrible death if they are frozen. Think soggy salad leaves, flavourless fruit and fizzy drink explosions.On the flipside there are some surprising food stuffs that freeze amazingly well and could reboot your whole kitchen ethos.“People can get quite confused when it comes to understanding what can and can’t be frozen, this is mainly down to food labelling,” Stuart Benson, Sales Director of Gorenje UK. “Unless it expressly states that it can be frozen, people will quite often shy away from doing so.”So how do we know how wide to cast the frozen net?“As a general rule of thumb it is not recommended to freeze carbonated drinks as the frozen gas may expand and explode in your freezer,” Stuart Benson continues.“While this isn’t dangerous, it might cause an awful mess! You should also steer clear of freezing food and drink in glass containers. The dramatic temperature change could cause the glass to crack.”But if you’re looking for some more specific suggestions about what you can and can’t freeze, we’ve saved you the hassle (and potential money-wasting) of putting them to the test yourself. You’re welcome.Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK.Read more from Yahoo Style UK:How to chill a warm beer in just 10 minutesWeird ice cream flavours that actually existThe stringy bits on bananas are probably rather nutritious
The fridge door seems like the most natural place to keep your milk – you want it on hand for tea and breakfast, and since it’s upright, it won’t leak either.
Sure, there are plenty more important things currently going on in the world, but the issue that’s whipped social media up into a frenzy is more of the #firstworldproblems variety…whether or not Tomato Ketchup should be stored in the fridge or a cupboard. The Great Ketchup Debate has once again been reignited thanks to supermarket chain Asda, which recently conducted a poll asking shoppers their views on the issue – and the results were pretty close with with 53 per cent opting to keep it in the fridge, while 47 per cent keep ketchup in the cupboard. If you’ve been hiding a chocolatey treat at the back of the fridge, you might want to take it out.
According to Harold McGee’s book On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen, the reason that bread goes stale is “a kind of settling and strengthening” that happens to its starch molecules, resulting in “toughening effects that are undesirable” - AKA the bread going dry.
The world falls roughly into two camps: those who keep their eggs in the fridge and those who think room temp is best. Years ago, most of our condiments, including our eggs, were kept in the kitchen cupboard, but recently more and more of us are opting to move them into the fridge. Some eggs-perts *groans again* argue eggs should be kept in the fridge to avoid incidence of food poisoning, like salmonella.