5 Surprising Foods You Should Keep in the Refrigerator (Page 5)


4. Oils

If you use up your cooking oils quickly, you may not have to store them in the fridge. But if you buy oil in bulk or you have a few bottles, you may want to consider refrigeration. Most oils are fine unrefrigerated if you use them up within a month or two. But keep in mind that light, air and heat break down oil. Heat is especially problematic since people (myself included) love to store oil next to their stoves. Keeping certain oils in your fridge may cause a harmless "cloudy" appearance and/or cause them to thicken. Bringing them to room temp will solve this problem. Don't want to deal with it? Just keep a small portion of your oil in a container away from heat and light and store the rest in your fridge.

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