Frozen food storage is essential to do right so that the items your freezer won't spoil as quickly - or get the dreaded freezer burn.
Don't leave meats in their supermarket wraps when you pop them in the freezer.
These wraps aren't designed to breathe, so the food inside will go south quicker in the freezer.
Be sure to properly package steak, fish, burgers, and chicken if you plan to marinate and freeze them.
These frozen food storage tips can help you keep food safe for your family.
Always make the fitting as airtight as possible around the item you're freezing food by pushing out the air slowly, starting at the bottom of the bag and pushing your way up to the zipper.
Packing food right for freezer storage has the added benefit of helping prevent that icky freezer burn.
But if you do get freezer burn, there is hope. Sure, it looks gross, but if you cut away the dry ("burned") areas, the rest of the item is usually safe to eat.
Finally, get in the habit of writing the date on your bags before you freeze them, and always try to use the oldest item first.
Here are some guidelines on how long frozen foods lasts:
When you cook food from the freezer, you'll need to make a few additions or adjustments to ensure it tastes as good as it did going into your freezer.
Final tips and info on keeping frozen foods safe: