Do you put uncooked potatoes in the fridge...........

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Found 24th Jun 2010
If i buy a pack of baking potatoes for example,i store them in the fridge,i just read you're not supposed to!

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i don't

Are on about whole potatoes or cut potatoes?

I dunno if your meant to or not but I seen a thing I was going to get in the Betterware book(well if I can find it cheaper lol).

It was a sack thing with a blackout lining, said it was ideal for potatoes etc.

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its already dark in the fridge, and cold, so they wont go green or sprout, so no need for a bag

all i do, is make a small opening in the bag or such so any moisture in there can get out, and store in the fridge drawer

No never have done :thumbsup:

nope:roll:

I had one of the spud bags from betterware which do work, but now I store my spuds in the fridge and they last much longer.

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I've never put potatoes in the fridge, always in a plastic bag in the shade somewhere.

jubbyme;8906796

its already dark in the fridge, and cold, so they wont go green or … its already dark in the fridge, and cold, so they wont go green or sprout, so no need for a bagall i do, is make a small opening in the bag or such so any moisture in there can get out, and store in the fridge drawer



Same here. I tend to do the same with all fruit and veg.

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yes only the baby ones though.

ness.hirons;8906819

I had one of the spud bags from betterware which do work, but now I store … I had one of the spud bags from betterware which do work, but now I store my spuds in the fridge and they last much longer.



Interesting, I seen it and thought hmmm cos my potatoes are forever bloody sprouting but I didn't wanna pay £7 for it and to be honest I've never really thought of just keeping them in the fridge.

Original Poster

Whole ones Adam.

I never used to,then my sis told me they last longer in the fridge,i've been doing it for a while,i've just read this though.

Uncooked potatoes are best kept somewhere cool and dry, but don't keep them in the fridge. This is because putting potatoes in the fridge can increase the amount of sugar they contain, which could lead to higher levels of a chemical called acrylamide when the potatoes are baked, fried or roasted at high temperatures.

We take ours out of any packaging and then put in the salad drawer in the fridge

i keep mine in the cupboard, apparently if you keep them in the fridge the starch turns into sugar and makes them sweet, just read that in the new asda magazine

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deb8z;8906851

Whole ones Adam.I never used to,then my sis told me they last longer in … Whole ones Adam.I never used to,then my sis told me they last longer in the fridge,i've been doing it for a while,i've just read this though.Uncooked potatoes are best kept somewhere cool and dry, but don't keep them in the fridge. This is because putting potatoes in the fridge can increase the amount of sugar they contain, which could lead to higher levels of a chemical called acrylamide when the potatoes are baked, fried or roasted at high temperatures.



i dont think smokers ought to worry too much;-)

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jellybaby22;8906953

no.. I keep them in a cupboard...and usually forget they are there :oops:



i did this with a bag of onions.....there was a funny smell for a few days it was driving me crazy. finally found bag of soft squishy onion behind some kitchen towels after id pulled half the kitchen apart.......didnt even smell oniony:x

Always pop the likke spuddies in da fridge - as otherwise they turn very green very quicly and get nasty looking gremlins growing out of them too!

If I dare store them in the cupboard - I forget that they are there... And well, much the same happens but a lot quicker....
Maybe the Asda mag says to keep them in a dark cupboard knowing that this will reduce the life expectancy of the spuddie, and then, you will have to return to the shop that much sooner to get your next sack of spuidies!!! Hmmmm now theres a thought?
Ho hum.

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casparwhite;8906942

i dont think smokers ought to worry too much;-)



I don't drink or smoke:-D

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I read it on here,i was reading up about cling film and cheese(don't ask why lol)then i read the thing about spuds!

eatwell.gov.uk/kee…ng/

Never:?
Alsways keep mine in the bottom drawer in kitchen. Dark and cool is what I always thought.

I keep my special potatoes in the toilet.

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deb8z;8907029

I read it on here,i was reading up about cling film and cheese(don't ask … I read it on here,i was reading up about cling film and cheese(don't ask why lol)then i read the thing about spuds!http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/keepingfoodsafe/storing/



its relatively new the discovery, i seem to have a good head for these things s the only spuds i keep in fridge get boiled.

ony discovered in 2002 by accident

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dont smoke or drink .....how do you get loose woman?

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wont add any benefit whatsoever like a lot of food stuff

some things go off quicker in a fridge (e.g. bread)

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cloudthecat;8907000

Always pop the likke spuddies in da fridge - as otherwise they turn very … Always pop the likke spuddies in da fridge - as otherwise they turn very green very quicly and get nasty looking gremlins growing out of them too!If I dare store them in the cupboard - I forget that they are there... And well, much the same happens but a lot quicker....Maybe the Asda mag says to keep them in a dark cupboard knowing that this will reduce the life expectancy of the spuddie, and then, you will have to return to the shop that much sooner to get your next sack of spuidies!!! Hmmmm now theres a thought? Ho hum.


Why is it that vegetables bought from a supermarket start sprouting / going off in a few days, yet ones I dig up from my allotment last months? :w00t:

I find tescos are the worst for longevity on fruit & veg.

csiman;8907129

Why is it that vegetables bought from a supermarket start sprouting / … Why is it that vegetables bought from a supermarket start sprouting / going off in a few days, yet ones I dig up from my allotment last months? :w00t:I find tescos are the worst for longevity on fruit & veg.



Because they have probably been stored for many weeks before ending up on the shelves,

I always keep my fruit, veg and potatoes in the fridge, my mum did so I have just followed suit.

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casparwhite;8907088

its relatively new the discovery, i seem to have a good head for these … its relatively new the discovery, i seem to have a good head for these things s the only spuds i keep in fridge get boiled.ony discovered in 2002 by accidenthttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrylamidedont smoke or drink .....how do you get loose woman?



Was that a rhetorical question lol

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EBT;8907167

Because they have probably been stored for many weeks before ending up on … Because they have probably been stored for many weeks before ending up on the shelves,I always keep my fruit, veg and potatoes in the fridge, my mum did so I have just followed suit.


doesnt mean its right though :-D

just money down the drain basically keeping them cold and makes vegetables dry out thus losing flavour.

bananas should never be stored near ANY other food due to the potassium chloride it gives off which makes other food rot much quicker

fridge along with the fruit and veg, also the condiments, ex used to moan the ketchup made his food cold but it does say keep refrigerated after opening

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EBT;8907167

Because they have probably been stored for many weeks before ending up on … Because they have probably been stored for many weeks before ending up on the shelves,I always keep my fruit, veg and potatoes in the fridge, my mum did so I have just followed suit.


thats what I figured but seems odd that they manage to get them on the shelves exactly 3 to 4 days before they start going off lol

csiman;8907298

thats what I figured but seems odd that they manage to get them on the … thats what I figured but seems odd that they manage to get them on the shelves exactly 3 to 4 days before they start going off lol



My dad picks up potatoes for Walkers and I was shocked that they are stored for months and months before being picked up to be made into crisps and walkers choose the cream of the crop for their crisps!

as with a few people, we keep ours in the fridge - take them out of the packing first.
Never done us any harm...They even say eggs don't need to be in the fridge but ours always have been.

Why would you put them in the fridge?

Are they stored in the refrigeration section of the supermarket?

I open the bag and store in the cupboard same with bread
store all fruits in fridge except bananas

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tracyanne1;8907890

Why would you put them in the fridge?Are they stored in the refrigeration … Why would you put them in the fridge?Are they stored in the refrigeration section of the supermarket?


good point but some items are recommended to be stored in a fridge even though supermarkets dont (e.g. eggs).

Mind you, I wouldnt throw good money down the drain refrigerating root vegetables! :w00t:

csiman;8907984

good point but some items are recommended to be stored in a fridge even … good point but some items are recommended to be stored in a fridge even though supermarkets dont (e.g. eggs).Mind you, I wouldnt throw good money down the drain refrigerating root vegetables! :w00t:



but surely it's better than refrigerating empty space, having worked in catering I've always found that fruit and veg (although NOT bananas ) can last for WEEKS longer when kept in the fridge, cupboard and storerooms are fine if you use them quickly enough,if not why not make them last a bit longer .....
As for eggs.... ALWAYS in the fridge , but room temperature before you use them apparently ...

csiman;8907115

wont add any benefit whatsoever like a lot of food stuff some things go … wont add any benefit whatsoever like a lot of food stuff some things go off quicker in a fridge (e.g. bread)



Weird, I've always found bread lasts a lot longer when left in the fridge.

Spuds for me stay in brown sack in pantry and we grow our own.

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cv54;8910733

but surely it's better than refrigerating empty space, having worked in … but surely it's better than refrigerating empty space, having worked in catering I've always found that fruit and veg (although NOT bananas ) can last for WEEKS longer when kept in the fridge, cupboard and storerooms are fine if you use them quickly enough,if not why not make them last a bit longer .....As for eggs.... ALWAYS in the fridge , but room temperature before you use them apparently ...


keepng something cold will cost a lot more than keeping air cold.

eggs comment is dead right :thumbsup:

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flyingflea;8910807

Weird, I've always found bread lasts a lot longer when left in the … Weird, I've always found bread lasts a lot longer when left in the fridge.Spuds for me stay in brown sack in pantry and we grow our own.


Don't put bread in the refrigerator. Scientific studies have shown that this draws out the moisture and the bread becomes stale faster. This happens from a process known as "retrogradation", which simply means that the starch molecules crystallize

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