Have you been hosting a lot of parties? Or simply cooking extra to save some time during the week? Whatever the reason be, preserving food in your freeze is one of the best ways to help cut down on food wastage.
However, before you start storing food in the freezer, here are some quick tips to get you started:
Cool Foods: Before you freeze your food, bring it to room temperature or cool it. Freezing food that is hot will lead to other foods to defrost.
Store Ripe Fresh Food: It is to be noted that food which has been spoilt will not improve even after it’s frozen. Food should be frozen when it is fresh.
Seal and Wrap Food: Food to be frozen should be neatly wrapped or packed in a sealed container to avoid freezer-burn.
Label the Food: It’s a good idea to label the food containers in the freezer for quick identification. Always add the date when it was frozen for records.
Defrost the Freezer: It is essential to defrost a freezer on regular basis. During a power-cut or an emergency, don’t open the door. Foods have a tendency to remain frozen in the freezer for at least 24 hours.
Now you know the tricks to storing food.