We’ve answered some of your most common queries about freezing food at home. Use the Table of Contents below to navigate through the range of questions we have here and if there are any questions you still have then do not hesitate to contact us.
Can I Freeze Fresh Vegetables?
Absolutely! We’ve even got a vegetable category here on FreezeIt which is dedicated to freezing different vegetables. Some of the most popular vegetables to freeze include onions, carrots and roast potatoes but we’re constantly publishing details on how you can freeze a whole range of vegetables. If there’s one missing that you’d like to know about then just drop us an email.
Can I Freeze Fresh Fruit?
Like vegetables, we have a category dedicated to freezing fruit. If there are two fruits you should be freezing then those are lemons and limes. They can be used straight from the freezer in drinks and are a great way to prevent them from going to waste.
Are Freezer Bags Airtight?
As you’re probably aware, there is a range of freezer bags available at the supermarket. Some are thicker and sturdier than others. It’s these thicker bags you want to use to prevent any air finding its way in. When you seal the bag, push the air out from the bottom through to the top before completing sealing the bag up.
Can Frozen Food Go Bad?
Unfortunately, yes! In each of the articles here on FreezeIt, we’ll always share how long you can keep an item frozen before it loses its taste, texture and nutrients.
What’s Freezer Burn?
Freezer burn is basically where the air has reached your frozen food and damaged it through a combination of dehydration and oxidation. When looking for freezer burn, you’ll see grey to brown spots on frozen food. The food will still be completely edible and is safe to eat. You can remove some of the freezer burns to ensure the taste isn’t affected at all.
What Temperature Should My Freezer Be?
Most temperatures are set to a default -18°C and this is where you should keep it.
Which Freezer is Best – Chest or Upright?
This comes down to personal preference and the space you have available to you. Bear in mind that with an upright freezer you gain several drawers making it far easier to arrange your food.
Can I Put Freezer in the Garage?
Yes, you can.
However, you do need to make sure your freezer is suitable for the garage. Most freezers (and electrical appliances) are not designed to work efficiently in unheated rooms such as a garage. There are freezers which have been engineered for garages though and are often no more expensive than standard models.
What Happens if there’s a Power Cut?
If there’s a power cut the first thing you should not do is throw all the food out. The next step is to not open the freezer door during the power cut or immediately afterwards. Allow the freezer to get back to temperature before opening the door. The good news is that the food in your frozen will be fine with no power for nearly 48hrs.
And… Who Opened the Freezer Door in the Shining?
(Technically still a freezer question…)
From our extensive research (i.e. using Google and looking on Reddit), we’ve determined that it was, in fact, Grady who opened the freezer door in the shining. Let that be the case now closed!