Over the years, our technicians at Appliance Rescue Service have learned that people have many preconceived notions about what their freezer does and does not do, so we’re here to set the record straight. Here are 5 common freezer myths – BUSTED by Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas:
Myth #1: You Can Keep Frozen Food in your Freezer Forever
Wrong! Wondering whether or not you should cook up that roast that’s been sitting in the back of your freezer for over a year? While food will still be safe to eat a year later, its quality diminishes over time. You can’t just leave food in the freezer forever. Check with FDA guidelines to find out how long each type of food should be kept in the freezer for optimal quality and taste.
Myth #2: Freezer Burn Means the Food has Gone Bad
Wrong! Freezer burn is not a sign that your food has gone bad in the freezer; it simply means that air has gotten into the food’s packaging. Freezer burned food is still safe to eat, but again, the quality may be subpar.
Myth #3: You Can’t Refreeze Thawed Frozen Food
Wrong! This should come as a relief to all of those who have thawed meat to cook for dinner and then changed their minds. As long the thawed food has not been sitting out at room temperature for longer than 2 hours, it’s safe to refreeze it.
Myth #4: Frozen Produce is Less Nutritious
Wrong! Frozen produce is picked at the height of freshness, and then flash frozen for superior taste and nutrition, making it an excellent choice for out-of-season fruits and vegetables.
Myth #5: If you Freeze Food, You Kill the Bacteria.
Wrong! It’s a key reason you can’t just put expired meat in the freezer and then pop it back out in a few months to cook it. While the bacteria goes inactive when frozen, it’s still there. The only way to remove it from your food is to cook foods to the proper temperature.
So there you have it! Common freezer myths debunked! As always, if you need freezer repair in Dallas – or any other appliance repair for that matter – call the experts at Appliance Rescue Service in Dallas, Texas.