Do you refrigerate sliced bread????

@coolcatzz (1587)
Canada
April 8, 2007 10:21am CST
I know it may sound like a weird question but I wanted some opinions. When I buy sliced bread I'll buy either Wonder or Demesters. Now they both come in that foil type bag which is suppose to keep the bread fresher longer. Now what I'm finding is if I go to take a few slices out (and no it hasn't expired) there is a bit of a vinegar type smell. Does anybody else notice this. Now I'm wondering if maybe I should be refrigerating it. What do you do?
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23 responses
• Canada
8 Apr 07
I don't refigerate my bread I find it makes it crumbly, But I also have to kids so bread goes fast around here it doesnt have time to go bad. What if you kept half the bread frozen until you needed it. I freeze my bread until I need it and it doesnt seem to affect it.
@coolcatzz (1587)
• Canada
8 Apr 07
that is actually a good idea. I should trying freezing it. I have two kids too but they are older and for some reason we aren't really sandwich eaters. Anytime I use bread it is to toast for breakfast so it would just take a bit longer to toast. I was just curious though if anyone else noticed a smell after a few days but long before it expiring.
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@patgalca (14605)
• Orangeville, Ontario
8 Apr 07
I always put bread in the freezer. I buy Wonder as well (and sometimes Demsters). That new foil bag does keep the bread longer but the people in this house have been come more interested in sandwiches on buns (fresh from the bakery bin and also frozen), or bagels (also put in the freezer). They go in fads. My kids will go through bagels like crazy and then all of a sudden stop eating them so I have to keep all my breads in the freezer. My younger daughter doesn't care for sandwiches so she just takes a bun with butter on it for lunch. I have never experienced this vinegar smell you are talking about.
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@rosie_123 (6118)
8 Apr 07
Well I admit I do refrigerate bread, because we don't eat so much of it, and it would go off too quickly otherwise. I've never noticed any vinegar-type smells though.............maybe you are storing it next to something that smells like that, and the bread has taken in that smell?
@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
8 Apr 07
I have never noticed a smell off the bread we are using it is the demesters multigrain. I don't personally eat it because I hate the taste of it but I make my husbands sandwichs and I make toast for my granddaugher. My Mom keeps her bread in the fridge, I tried to call her and ask her why, but she is not home. I will check later and see why. But her bread is always fresh.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Nope, I dont refridgerate bread at all. What I do is when I buy it, I usually buy 2 loaves of bread, and put one in the freezer and leave one out, and when that loaf is gone i take out the frozen one. I don't refridgerate though.
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• Australia
9 Apr 07
Bread kept in refrigerator stays fresh longer. Its best for toasting and tastes very fresh. Also softness of the bread lasts when it is refrigerated.
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
16 Apr 07
I don't during the winter when it is cooler, but I do in the summer when it is humid. I find refrigerating it keeps it from going mouldy. I have to be careful to get the kind of bread that comes in plastic, rather than paper, though, or I will end up with a soggy mess.
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• United States
10 Apr 07
I freeze all the bread that I purchase or make. That way it is always fresh when I want it. No smells, no molds, no stale bread. It only takes a few minutes to defrost.
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• Philippines
9 Apr 07
well, i always felt the need to freeze bread so it wont spoil. i'm alone at my apartment so there's no one else to help me consume it so i place it at my refrigerator so it wont spoil. but as much as possible, i only buy bread that would be enough for me.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
9 Apr 07
I refrigerate my bread and if I know I am not going to eat it in awhile I freeze it and use that part for toast. That way it does not spoil before I have a chance to eat it.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
9 Apr 07
I refrigerate my bread and if I know I am not going to eat it in awhile I freeze it and use that part for toast. That way it does not spoil before I have a chance to eat it.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
8 Apr 07
I have never heard of the foil type bags. I buy Sara Lee bread usually, but for years I have always kept my breads in the fridge. If I don't they go bad too soon and bread is just too exspensive anymore to let go bad. Mine stays fresh and soft in the fridge. You might want to try it and see if it will help with the vinegar smell. Sounds to me like it has some weird preservative in it.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I refrigerate my bread, but not really because I want to keep it fresh. I usually eat it all up before it goes moldy, anyway. I put almost everything that is not able to sealed up tight in the fridge because the ants will get it. Even if you keep your place clean, you can still get ants. I hate finding ants in a nice, new, loaf of bread. But, the bread isn't as soft. And, I eat whole grain, flourless bread, so it's even stiffer when it's in the fridge. But it sure tastes good when it is toasted!
• Canada
10 Apr 07
I refridgerate all my bread , if I don`t it goes moldy , nothing worse than going to make a sandwich and the last pieces are full of mold ....
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• New Zealand
9 Apr 07
I've never tried either of those breads, and I don't think I've ever tried bread in a foil bag either, or even heard of it. We onlly have two people in our house and so we freeze our bread and take it out of the freezer as we need it, otherwise it goes mouldy. I don't think you ever need to refridgerate bread however.
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• United States
9 Apr 07
I keep sliced bread out on the counter. I know it can go bad, but I usually use it by then. I never had a problem.
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@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
We don't put our sliced bread in the refrigerator. I don't think you have to put it in the fridge. You won't like eating cold bread right? But slice bread should not last for long.
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@tomatoe39 (298)
• United States
9 Apr 07
now let me tell u...my dad used to do this and we would eat bread that was 30 days old and it was actually good..
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@777330975 (332)
• Sri Lanka
9 Apr 07
You can refrigerate the sliced bread. IT stays fresh longer. You could either toast it or microwave it before you consume.
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@anya11111 (169)
• India
9 Apr 07
yes quite often. we do not use sandwitch bread everyday as we are used to make cooked food at home twice a day. refrigrate the bread using the same poly propylene bag in which you get it. do not forget to seal the mouth tight. or bread very easily catches all sorts of odors. in fact if you have a smelly fridge place a few slices of bread on each deck and the smell reduces. when you want to use it, take out a few slices and microwave them to hot and supple bread. it will not go crumbly as the starch inside has taken up the water as microwave has heated uo the water molecules.
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
9 Apr 07
I always freeze my bread, it lasts longer, and I only take out the amount of slices I need at that time. If defrosting for a sandwich the bread is always so yummy and super soft.
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