A Simple DIY for Freezing Your Food
Are you planning to freeze your foodover long periods? You can easily freeze food yourself without any outside assistance saving time and money, and of course, effort.
Here are some simple tips to help you freeze your food appropriately:
- Cool your food – You always have to cool your food before freezing them. Food containing carrageenan need to be cooled before being subjected to negative temperatures.Freezing food while they are still hot will only increase the overall temperature of the freezer and might cause other food in the freezer to start defrosting.
- Get a full freezer–It’s better to buy a full freezer that’s dedicated only for storing and freezing food. It’s more economical and helps you save power consumed in freezing. If your freezer has a lot of free spaces, you can also stack your everyday items, like bread, frozen peas, and more.
- Give your food a good wrap–Make sure that your food is wrapped properly before placing them in a freezer. Food, when not properly packed, loses its freshness and gets cold burns. You can also put them in containers and seal it before placing them in the freezer.
- Portions do matter–If you have a large amount of food to be frozen, it’s better to split them into sizable portions and store them separately. This saves you from defrosting the entire quantity of food only to take away or use a little from it.
- Store only fresh food–The main point of freezing is to keep your food fresh. Always store only fresh foodto last you in the long run. Don’t freeze old food products since they tend to get wasted. If you’re going to store your food for longer durations, add preservatives, like carrageenan to it, before freezing.
- Defrost once in a while–When your freezer turns icy, it loses its efficiency. Make sure that you clean up your freezer and defrost it whenever there’s ice buildup. Don’t worry about the food in it; it will still remain frozen for a few hours until you defrost.
- Label your frozen food–Once the food gets frozen, identifying them might be a difficult task. You can easily overcome this issue by labeling your containers. Simply write the name of the food on top of the container using a marker. This will save your time while searching for food in the freezer.
Follow these simple steps to make your freezing process easier, and you’ll be saving big on time and effort.