7 surprising food products you should never store in the freezer

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A lot of people make the mistake of storing these 7 food products in the freezer

The freezer is one of the most important appliances in the kitchen. It’s very useful to store food in that would otherwise go to waste. When food is frozen, you can keep it for much, much longer than if you’d simply store it in the fridge. But did you know there are quite a few food products you shouldn’t be storing in the freezer at all? 

These are seven food products you should never store in the freezer.

1. Eggs

A lot of food products shrink when they get frozen. The opposite is true for eggs, though. Anyone who’s ever tried freezing an egg will probably have come to this conclusion: the egg will explode within its shell when it gets below a certain temperature. That makes the freezer a particularly bad place to store your eggs. If you do have to freeze your eggs for whatever reason, peel them first. That way, you will avoid exploding eggs.

2. Cheese

Cheese doesn’t freeze that bad, but it will probably lose its texture. It becomes crumbly and instead of it being easy to slice, the entire block of cheese will fall apart. If you just want to slice a simple piece of cheese to put on your bread, that’s not the result you’re aiming for. This doesn’t just go for Gouda-type cheeses, but also for French cheeses like camembert and brie. Moral of the story: don’t freeze your cheese.

3. Rice

Maybe you already know that the taste of rice doesn’t exactly improve if you store it in the fridge, which might have made you think the freezer is a better place to store it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case either. Storing rice in the freezer will only cause it to change into a tasteless, mushy mess as soon as it’s defrosted again. The best thing to do is eat the rice right after you’ve cooked it.

Want to know what the other four food products are that you shouldn’t store in the freezer? Go to the next page to read more!

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