What not to put in your fridge

Posted at 6:36 AM, Oct 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-23 08:12:22-04

When it comes to storing groceries, many people err on the side of caution and put just about everything in the fridge, but it turns out that may not be a good idea.

Certain items taste better when they’re stored at room temperature.

The tech website CNET came up with a list of 25 items you don’t need to refrigerate.

Here are a couple of the items on their list:

  • bread – It can actually go stale faster in the fridge, so just put it in a sealed plastic bag at room temperature.
  • basil – It absorbs fridge smells, so it’s better to just leave it in a cup of water on the counter like you would with fresh cut flowers.
  • tomatoes – Putting them in the fridge can alter their flavor and make them rot faster.
  • avocados – They’ll ripen much faster if they’re left out on the counter.
  • berries – They can be left in a bowl on your counter
  • apples and peaches – These are fine to keep in a basket in your pantry.

You can find the full list on CNET’s website.