Common Foods You Should Never Keep in Your Fridge

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Who knows why people keep bread or cucumber in the fridge? Maybe you shouldn’t be. There are some common kitchen favorites that you might want to move out of the fridge and into the pantry. Read on to see which ones need to get into the warm air…

Jams

You actually don’t need Jam in the fridge! The preservatives will keep your jellies safe for a long time, and adding cold won’t help it much more. The best way to keep jam is by making sure you don’t contaminate it with something else, like brie cheese from a used knife.

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Ketchup

This one might shock you, but ketchup can be kept on the counter! Ever notice your diner ketchup and fast food packets are all kept out in the room temperature air?

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