The freshness of the products is largely hanging from the conditions of their storage, which for the majority are combined in compliance with 2 simple conditions: dryness and cold. Modern refrigerators are quite capable of providing them. It would seem that for baking these conditions are also suitable, but not always. At the same time, it is clearly possible to answer why it is impossible to store in the refrigerator, few people will be able to.
For storage in a cold store, baking should be treated with caution for several reasons:
- It absorbs odors well, including meat and fish. It's not very tasty to seize the soup with bread, smelling of raw seafood.
- It sticks and molds from the evaporation of moisture, therefore, being tightly packed, it will deteriorate even in the refrigerator.
- Is prepared by leaps and bounds. If you put the baking too closely with other products, it can ruin them.
Thus, the bread can be stored in the refrigerator, but only on one shelf with the same weakly or not smelling food or in the freezer. At the same time, it is possible to pack bread even in a bag, even in a tissue bag, most importantly - air access.
A refrigerator or a breadbasket?
If there is a possibility of neighborhood baking in one space with a smelling dish or product, you can not store bread in the refrigerator. In this case, it is better to take care of buying bread in the house. Choose it preferably in the first place in terms of functionality and convenience, and only then - in appearance, as it must be washed / wiped at least once a week. Practically all will be metal plastic or made of any of the materials breadbasket with holes for ventilation.
Total, how much you can store bread in the refrigerator, as much - and in the breadbox. The main criterion is the access of air and the absence of a number of strongly smelling dishes. To keep the product fresh for longer, it is still recommended to cut it from the middle, and connect the remaining halves in the place of the cut, so it will not be diluted.
Is it harmful to store bread in the fridge?
Only if it has already begun to deteriorate, moldy or only recently from the oven. Some types of baking are absolutely forbidden to be placed in refrigerators, since they can harden too much.