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February 21, 2011 6:15 PM
I've chopped lots of fresh veggies to have on had but have a problem with my onions. Does anyone know how to store chopped onions in your frig. without them smelling up the ice in the freezer? I have an icemaker in my freezer and my ice now smells like onions! eeewwh!sick
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February 21, 2011 6:16 PM
double or triple bagging them seems to help when i refrigerate them. i'd guess it'd be the same in the freezer??
February 21, 2011 6:18 PM
I use glass containers for onions.
February 21, 2011 6:18 PM
Tupperware or some other airtight container. Not a baggie. Also, I keep baking soda in my freezer, one of those fridge pack thingies. I haven't had an issue with funky-smelling ice since I started doing that.
February 21, 2011 6:19 PM
I only cut up as much as I plan to use, and leave the rest of the plant in tact in a baggie. Leaving the skin on helps, too. No more than about 2 days in the fridge, though. Longer than that, and it's into either the soup pot or the compost!
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February 21, 2011 6:19 PM
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I use glass containers for onions.


Ooh, even better! You could use an old pasta sauce jar or something if you don't have regular glass storage containers.
February 21, 2011 6:26 PM
Thanks! y'all. I had been putting them in tupperware then in one baggie then in another. But I like the glass jar idea and the baking soda! I had fogotten that my mother always had a box of it in her frig.

Thanks a bunch everyone!flowerforyou
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February 21, 2011 6:26 PM
I agree! I only chop what I need, and I store the unused part in a glass container in the crisper drawer. OR.... you can buy frozen chopped onions, and they personally haven't stunk up my freezer.
February 21, 2011 9:10 PM
My ex-husband used to try to pickle his own cucumbers and he'd stink up the fridge, baking soda worked the best to get the smell out.
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