Did you know? Some food items thrive more in room temperature than when chilled.

We often discuss how food should be stored in the Liebherr BioFresh compartments for ultimate freshness and extended shelf life. However not everyone knows that certain foods should not be chilled. In this article we list 12 items that should not be stored in the refrigerator – time to free up some fridge space!

1) Tomatoes

We know how great these plump berries can taste when cold, especially when mixed into a salad. But putting them in the fridge will also spoil its taste and texture. If you must, try refrigerating them a few hours before eating.


2) Avocado

Putting an unripe avocado in the fridge will slow down its ripening process. If you need it to ripen fast, store it outside in a paper bag with an apple or banana.

3) Potatoes

Chilling potatoes in the refrigerator can alter their taste and make them rot quickly. Keep them in a cool, dry place instead and you won’t go wrong.


4) Onions

Keep onions in a dry, open space and away from sunlight. Also keep them separate from potatoes. Those spuds release a gas that can speed up the ripening process and spoil your onions way too fast.

5) Garlic

Similarly to onions, garlic need air circulation for longer shelf life.

6) Peanut butter

Bought new spreads for your PB&J sandwich? Definitely keep your jam refrigerated but please leave the peanut butter in the pantry. Peanut butter are good at room temperature, and besides that makes it easier to spread.

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7) Ketchup and mustard

These condiments contain chemicals that will prevent the growth of bacteria and can be safely kept in your pantry.

8) Honey

Fun fact – did you know that honey can never go bad? That is so even if you just keep it in your kitchen cabinet.


9) Bananas

This high-potassium fruit stops ripening when stored in the fridge, so keep the green ones outside on a banana hook.

10) Apples, Pears, Peaches, Nectarines

It is no problem to keep these juicy fruits on your dining table for about 7 days. Besides the vibrant colours can add cheer to your kitchen or living room!

11) Bread

Chilling bread can make it dry and unpleasant to eat. We recommend keeping bread in its sealed plastic bag, in your pantry.

12) Rice

Uncooked raw can be stored in your pantry for many years. Only cooked rice needs to be refrigerated.



Source here: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/things-you-dont-actually-need-to-keep-in-the-fridge/

What else should we not store in the fridge? Let us know in the comments below! And for items that should be chilled, store them in a Liebherr appliance to keep them fresher for longer! Check out our range of products on our website.