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To think you don't keep potatoes in the fridge.

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Fairy13 Sun 24-May-15 17:55:25

Dboyfriend attempting to be helpful put the raw uncooked jacket potatoes in the fridge.

The poor misguided soul feels this is entirely normal and I am unreasonable for keeping them in the cupboard.


GreenAugustLion Sun 24-May-15 17:57:08

Yabu. My potatoes are kept in the fridge, the same as every other fruit and veg except bananas...they last longer.

SummerHouse Sun 24-May-15 17:58:37

Mine are chillin' unless I run out of space. Then they get relegated.

balletgirlmum Sun 24-May-15 17:58:57

I don't as there isn't room. But they do last longer, especially Jersey royals.

Fairy13 Sun 24-May-15 18:00:03


springsprang Sun 24-May-15 18:00:43

Most fridges are too cold to store potatoes.

Haggisfish Sun 24-May-15 18:00:52

Yabu. They last forever in the fridge.

WhetherOrNot Sun 24-May-15 18:01:58

You are supposed to store potatoes in the dark - which it is inside the fridge!

Peanut14 Sun 24-May-15 18:02:23

YANBU. I've never seen potatoes in the fridge, other than small bag of salad potatoes. I (and anybody I know) store them in a dark cupboard or if I have a big bag they go out to the garage.

DramaAlpaca Sun 24-May-15 18:04:00

I keep them in the fridge because they last longer in there. I've tried keeping them in a cupboard but they sprout very quickly in the warmth & go off before I can use them. So into the fridge they go.

BreeVDKamp Sun 24-May-15 18:06:36

Interesting! I might try keeping mine in the fridge. The smallest bag of all-rounders I can ever find is 2.5kg and we can't get through them without them sprouting etc! Never occurred to me to keep them in the fridge. Don't they go wrinkly? Green?

CremeEggThief Sun 24-May-15 18:06:44

I keep potatoes and onions in a basket in a cupboard,where they are fine for up to two weeks.

maras2 Sun 24-May-15 18:09:08

Nearly 50 years ago I worked on a market stall (Saturday job) and at the end of trading we stored the potatoes in the 'cold room' ie refrigerator.The market didn't open on Sunday and Monday so on the Wednesday the spuds were still fresh because they had been cold stored.

cashewnutty Sun 24-May-15 18:11:13

I keep mine in the fridge. Keeps them fresh for ages and they don't sprout.

Haggisfish Sun 24-May-15 18:12:27

No wrinkles, no greenness, no sprouts-amazing!

Wishful80smontage Sun 24-May-15 18:12:44

We keep ours in fridge

ClaimedByMe Sun 24-May-15 18:13:37

I keep them in the fridge, makes the fridge look full! Also I remember to use them if they are in the fridge as I see them all the time, if I put them in the cupboard I forget to use them!

DragonMamma Sun 24-May-15 18:13:45

I keep most potatoes in the fridge, except the bog standard white/maris pipers but thats only because of space

Star21 Sun 24-May-15 18:14:07

In the fridge for us too.

fhdl34 Sun 24-May-15 18:15:10

Fridge here too, keep much longer. I have tried cupboard and cellar but fridge fares best

Fairy13 Sun 24-May-15 18:15:45

Well well.

This might revolutionise my life.

FireCanal Sun 24-May-15 18:15:58

That's where I keep them. It meets the cool and dark criteria better than anywhere else in the kitchen.

AdeleDazeem Sun 24-May-15 18:21:28

Meh, mine are in the fridge.

milkysmum Sun 24-May-15 18:23:38

Mine are in the fridge if there is space

AnyRailway Sun 24-May-15 18:24:22

Mine are in the fridge too. They last for ages.

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