Things You Should Never Store in the Fridge

By Shruti Sanwariya

Certain foods can lose flavor, texture, or spoil faster when refrigerated. Knowing what not to store in the fridge helps maintain their quality and longevity.


Refrigerating potatoes turns their starch into sugar more quickly, leading to a gritty texture and an altered, undesirable taste when cooked.


Chilling tomatoes affects their texture and flavor, making them mealy and less flavorful. Store them at room temperature for the best taste and ripeness.


Onions absorb moisture in the fridge, becoming soft and moldy. Keep them in a cool, dry place, away from potatoes, to ensure they stay fresh longer.


Refrigerating bread causes it to dry out and become stale more quickly. Store bread at room temperature or freeze it for longer-term storage.


Honey crystallizes and thickens when refrigerated, making it hard to use. Keep honey in a sealed container at room temperature to preserve its smooth texture.


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