Hey Freezer It's a staple in most homes, but some foods stored there can cause damage that can be expensive. According to experts, there are certain foods that should be avoided in the freezer, because they can cause damage and lead to expensive repairs.
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An expert from RGB Direct, one of the UK's largest independent electrical retailers, has shared his expertise on things you should never put in the fridge to preserve their shelf life – from tinned food to eggs in the shell and even some fruit and vegetables.
1- Canned food
The first is canned foods. Experts recommend never freezing canned foods in their original containers, as the contents freeze and expand, which can cause the containers to explode.
This can lead to food contamination and a mess in the freezer. If you have canned foods that you want to freeze, transfer them to a freezer-safe container.
Freezing eggs in the shell can cause the liquid inside to expand and break the shell, making it difficult to use. If you want to freeze eggs, it is best to crack them, beat them, and store the egg mixture in an airtight container.
3- Fruits and vegetables that contain a high percentage of water
Items such as lettuce, cucumber, and watermelon can become mushy and lose their texture if frozen due to their high water content. Although they can still be used in cooking after freezing, they do not retain their original crunch.
4- Dairy products
Dairy products like milk and yogurt can separate and form an unwanted texture when frozen. When you freeze, you can change the structure of these products, leaving them with a bad taste when thawed. However, hard cheeses such as cheddar and parmesan can be frozen without any problems.
5- Food in glass containers
Be very careful when putting glass containers in the freezer. Expansion and contraction caused by temperature changes can crack or break glass containers.
If it is necessary to freeze food in glass jars, use freezer-safe glass containers designed for this purpose.
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