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Old 04-11-2017, 10:24 AM
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Location: Jollyville, TX
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I've been doing it for years but I don't know anyone else that does it and I'm not sure why. It keeps them fresh for weeks unlike leaving them in a bread box or cabinet. So do you or don't you and why?
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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Chips and crackers don't last for weeks around here! With three teenagers, I'm lucky if there is anything left at the end of the day. So, long-term storage of opened boxes is something that has never crossed my mind.

However, I deliberately do not put bread in the refrigerator because that makes it hard and stale.
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Old 04-11-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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We do, it helps to keep them fresh.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Nope - who has room for those boxes and bags? I use my fridge for truly perishable items like milk, other dairy, meats, cheeses, leftover.

Do you also put your breakfast cereal in the refrigerator?
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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No, I don't, but I can appreciate that it might be a good idea. I never really thought much about the impact that climate and humidity have on food until we moved from Denver back to Houston a couple of years ago. Chips, bread, crackers that would keep forever in dry Denver last a fraction of the time here.

I try and be a lot more diligent about sealing food up now.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Chicago. Kind of.
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No! There's no room in there for that. They stay fresh just fine on top of my refrigerator. The tops of the bags are folded over a few times then are closed with a binder clip. I have a box of Cheez Its sitting up there that's been there for at least six months - they're just fine! I had some earlier today as a matter of fact.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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In our house they are generally gone shortly after being opened. We do not store them at all once they are opened. The only exception is those giant milk cartons of goldfish. With those you just close the spout and stick them back into the pantry.

When the kids are gone, we probably will not buy chips anymore. When the kids are here, chips and snacks are gone in 60 seconds.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:52 PM
 
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No, I don't, but I can appreciate that it might be a good idea. I never really thought much about the impact that climate and humidity have on food until we moved from Denver back to Houston a couple of years ago. Chips, bread, crackers that would keep forever in dry Denver last a fraction of the time here.
Good point. It's dry where I live, and while crackers and chips will eventually get stale and soft, it takes a long time.
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Old 04-11-2017, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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No. We rarely buy chips, and when we do they don't last long enough to become "stale".
Saltine crackers are just fine in the kitchen cupboard for months.
Specialty crackers (such as Ritz or Wheat Thins) don't last long, either.
So, we never put them in the refrigerator.
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:05 PM
 
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Those items seem to all come in convenient single serving bags & boxes.
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