The right storage rules for refrigerators
12.29.2022 | goodgadgetdeals | Blogs

What foods can't I put in my fridge? Since humans invented the refrigerator, the lifespan of food has been greatly extended. But refrigerators are not a panacea, especially knowing that there are some foods that refrigerators cannot store. So what foods can't be stored in the refrigerator? The following we will introduce you to the relevant knowledge of storing food in the refrigerator. Come and learn.


First, what food cannot be put in the refrigerator

  Experts say that meat is to be frozen, because it is easy to spoil at room temperature. For example, fish meat can only be stored for 1~2 days in general refrigeration, but frozen can be extended to 90~180 days; Large rows are frozen for up to 270 days. But too long frozen storage, will inevitably lead to meat deterioration. After buying the meat home, try to store it below -14 °C; And open the refrigerator door less and keep the temperature of the freezer compartment constant. But what foods can't be frozen?

  1. After some foods are put in the refrigerator, they not only cannot play a role in preserving freshness, but also accelerate their deterioration

  Especially vegetables and fruits. If fresh lychees are left below zero for a day, the skin will turn black and the flesh will become flavorful; Cucumbers left below zero for three days will lose the flavor they hold; After frozen tomatoes, they will soften and grow "yellow-brown spots"; Bread, biscuits, and chocolate are frozen and their mildew is accelerated.

  2. Unripe fruit

  Unripe fruits cannot be put in the refrigerator, otherwise it will be difficult to ripen normally. Therefore, these fruits can be stored at room temperature in a dark, cool and ventilated place.

  3. Chocolate, Chinese medicine, cakes, etc. should not be put in the refrigerator.

  Many people put it in the refrigerator because they are afraid that the chocolate will melt at high temperatures, but after the chocolate is refrigerated in the refrigerator, a layer of white frost will form on the surface under room temperature conditions, which is easy to mold and deteriorate and lose its original taste. The optimal storage temperature for chocolate is 5°C-18°C. When the room temperature is too high in summer, it can be sealed with a plastic bag and then stored in the refrigerator. When removed, do not open immediately and allow it to slowly warm up to room temperature before serving.

  Chinese medicine should not be placed in the refrigerator, medicinal materials and other foods mixed for a long time, not only all kinds of bacteria are easy to invade the medicinal materials, but also easy to damp, destroying the medicinal properties of medicinal materials. Baked goods, such as mooncakes, shortbread, wife cakes, scallion cakes, etc., should not be put in the refrigerator. Because the starch in their raw materials is roasted and matured and soft, and at low temperatures, the cooked starch will precipitate water, making the crust hard and the taste worse.

  4. After thawing, frozen food should not be stored back in the refrigerator.

  Frozen food bought from the market should be processed and eaten as soon as possible once thawed, and should not be stored. If the storage time is too long, meat, fish, chicken, duck, etc. will be restored due to the vitality of bacteria and enzymes, not only can quickly multiply and decompose proteins to cause deterioration, but also can produce toxic histamine substances, people will cause food poisoning if eaten.

  5. Hot food should never be put into a running refrigerator

  Hot food should never be put into a running refrigerator, as this will interfere with the low temperature environment of the refrigerator. For safety, bottled liquid drinks can not be put into the freezer to avoid freezing cracked packaging bottles, it is best to place them on the door bar of the refrigerator.

  Second, small common sense

  How to prevent refrigerator disease in summer?

  "Refrigerator disease" refers to the adverse reaction of people eating food stored in the refrigerator, causing diarrhea or gastrointestinal diseases. Improper consumption of food taken out of the refrigerator may cause various "refrigerator diseases", such as refrigerator headache, refrigerator pneumonia, refrigerator gastritis, refrigerator enteritis, etc. Experts remind to prevent "refrigerator disease", one is to regularly clean and disinfect the refrigerator, disinfect it once a week in summer, and scrub it with 0.5% bleach; Second, raw and cooked food is opened and sealed with plastic bags to prevent contact with each other; Third, the storage time should not be too long, and the cooked food and melons stored must be heated and boiled or washed before eating.

The right storage rules for refrigerators