Food Storage Guides For Freshness And Safety

Justin Micheal

Food Writer & Editor in Chief For KitchenSanity

Justin Micheal is KitchenSanity's founder, food writer and editor in chief. As an expert home cook with over 30 years of daily cooking experience and food handler certifications, he's a pro at experimenting with recipes and a stickler for food safety. He writes informative and detailed guides about cooking basics such as proper food storage, cutting and cooking methods, and choosing the right products to make cooking easier.

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Food storage is much more than just tossing leftovers in the fridge. It’s about making the most of your groceries, keeping them fresh, and ensuring they’re safe to eat. Whether you’re stocking the pantry or trying to keep that Sunday roast perfect for leftovers, it matters.

This page is your one-stop shop for all things food storage. Here, you’ll find everything you need, whether you’re a savvy shopper or simply a home cook focused on food safety. These guides will help you properly store your food and know when to toss it.

Food Spoilage Guides

You probably already have some questionable items in your fridge, so let’s start there. Do you think your milk smells funky, or do those leftovers look iffy? These guides are your best friend for sniffing out and spotting food that’s past its prime. It’s all about keeping your kitchen safe and ditching the waste.

  1. How To Tell If Pork Is Bad
  2. How To Tell If Ground Pork Is Bad
  3. How To Tell If Blueberries Are Bad
  4. How To Tell If Pork Chops Are Bad
  5. How To Tell If Raw Chicken Is Bad
  6. How To Tell If A Lemon Is Bad
  7. How To Tell If A Pumpkin Is Bad
  8. How To Tell If Celery Is Bad
  9. How To Tell If Sour Cream Is Bad
  10. How To Tell If Chicken Broth Is Bad
  11. How To Tell If Broccoli Is Bad

Learn more about how to read expiration date codes here.

Shelf Life Guides

Do you know how long will those strawberries or steaks stay fresh in the fridge? These guides are your go-to for understanding how long your groceries really last. They’re perfect for meal planning and keeping your food game on point.

  1. How Long Do Bananas Last
  2. How Long Does Deli Meat Last
  3. How Long Does Salmon Last
  4. How Long Do Oysters Last
  5. How Long Does Ginger Last
  6. How Long Do Hot Dogs Last
  7. How Long Do Sweet Potatoes Last
  8. How Long Does Simple Syrup Last
  9. How Long Does Crab Last
  10. How Long Do Tamales Last

Find more shelf life guides here.

How To Store Guides

Are you struggling to keep that celery or coffee as fresh as the day you bought it? Look no further. These guides are packed with handy tips and tricks to keep your groceries in prime condition, from the first sip to the last bite.

  1. How To Store Celery
  2. How To Store Spinach
  3. How To Store Mushrooms
  4. How To Store Coffee

Freezer Storage Guides

Are you thinking about stashing seasonal fruits or batch-cooked chili in the freezer? You’re on the right track. Check out these guides to master the art of freezing. They’ll show you how to lock in the goodness and keep your food safe every time.

But before you get started, check out this guide on flash freezing to learn how it can improve the longevity of your frozen goods and how to do it at home.

  1. Can You Freeze Potatoes
  2. Can You Freeze Tamales
  3. Can You Freeze Lettuce
  4. Can You Freeze Ham
  5. Can You Freeze Eggs
  6. Can You Freeze Cream Cheese
  7. Can You Freeze Pulled Pork
  8. Can You Freeze Chicken Broth
  9. How To Freeze Blueberries

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