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Freezer burn

Post by observer on Tue May 01, 2012 3:17 am

How long is too long to keep something in the freezer? How does "freezer burn" happen anyway?

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Re: Freezer burn

Post by Spidubic on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:22 pm

Depends on how good it is sealed. Freezer burn is caused by air getting to the food so the better it is sealed the longer it should last.

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Re: Freezer burn

Post by kishgo on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:30 pm

The freezer burn dries out the meat and makes it tough. If I found some, I'd try cutting it off.
My hubby used to think my freezer/fridge system was a bit wacky. Either I've become smarter or else he's just used to it...but... I fill my fridge freezer (it's a huge one, bottom compartment) with all the specials I can find and usually don't replenish until most or all of the food has been eaten. When the fridge is amost empty of fresh stuff (nothing in jars) then I wipe down all the shelves before putting in fresh food. Rarely do we have food wasted that way. I think that was the clincher for him. (Retired, male, senior, Scottish and an accountant!)

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Re: Freezer burn

Post by observer on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:41 pm

Had a roast in the freezer for about 9 months. DID cut off the dried parts - and most of the fat I could observe - cause it seems to me that's where the "freezer burn flavour" accumulates the most - and then oven roasted it.

My son's dog is going to be eating well for the next few days!

There's a "flavour" that goes with the freezer burn - and usually a smell. I thought I was safe, because it smelled fine - but, there's still that "flavour"

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