Can I Freeze It? A Guide To Freezer Do’s And Don’ts

525884951The refrigerator is one of the most essential household appliances today. It is used to cool and preserve food items for an extended period. While most people think they can freeze almost anything to preserve it, some things should not be frozen for any reason. The All Web Magazine has put together a list of freezable items to ensure you utilize your refrigerator or freezer properly.

Meat Products

Meats can be frozen whether cooked or uncooked. However, they should only be frozen in a foodsaver or freezer bag, never in store packaging. You can freeze pork, beef, chicken, fish or turkey. While you can keep freezable items in the fridge for weeks or months, we recommend you limit freezing time to less than a month. After all, fresh food is always great-tasting.

Dairy Products

You can freeze all dairy products, including milk, cheese, yogurt and cream among others. Dairy products can be frozen in a jug or any type of plastic container. However, you should always remember to leave some room for expansion. After all, liquids increase in volume when they freeze.

Eggs

Eggs can be frozen for up to a year, cooked or uncooked. However, you may need to crack the egg and separate the yolk from the whites. The two can be put in separate cubes in an ice cube tray.

Vegetables

Any type of vegetable can be frozen. When seasonal vegetables are in season and prices are low, you can buy in bulk and freeze them for future use. Most veges can stay in the freezer for up to a year, so you can stock up as much as you want. You can freeze squash, pumpkin, tomatoes, onions, spinach, kales and corn.

Fruits

When some fruits are in season, you can easily find 2-for-1 offers at your local farmers’ market. You can buy mangoes when they’re in season and enjoy them all-year-round. You can freeze nectarines, peaches, bananas, apples, oranges, kiwi, cherries and pineapples among others. We recommend you learn about flash freezing to ensure you freeze fruits properly. Follow us for everything you want from the web.

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