A Guide To Use Your Freezer More Efficiently And Reduce Food Wastage
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The freezer has become one of the most significant parts of our lives. It preserves your food for longer than room temperature by preventing the growth of bacteria. However, that doesn’t mean you can keep the edibles forever inside it. Frozen foods lose taste, quality, and texture if kept for longer. When exposed to the air in the freezer, certain foods get affected by freezer burn. Also, items containing fat can go rancid. It clearly means that there is a time limit for keeping food in the freezer. To make it last longer, you can wrap foods well and prevent air exposure. Keep the freezer packed but not too much, otherwise, the cold air won’t be able to circulate efficiently. Here are a few tips to make the most of your freezer.

Keep The Temperature Too Low

Frozen foods last longer when kept at zero degrees or even lower temperatures. 

Freezer Should Not Be Nearly Empty

Cold is retained better in a freezer when full. The cold air won’t pass too much when you will open the door if your freezer is full. When nearly empty, the freezer unit needs to work harder to keep the space cool. But, you should also not jampack the freezer as air needs to circulate. 

Keep Food Items Tightly Packed

You need to make sure there is no air in the zipper-top freezer bags or plastic wraps in which you have stored your food. Also, storage containers should be filled almost to the top to prevent freezer burn. 

Label Foods

You need not wait for food to deteriorate. Check for how long certain food items can last in a freezer and write dates on the storage bags. Also, keep rotating the items. 

Keep Freezer Organised

You can use bins to keep the food items in an organized fashion. This can help you make most of your freezer space.