If you haven't learned about the foods you should never freeze, it's a good idea to find out right now. After all, we tend to think that just about any food can go into our trusty freezers — because most foods can — but the truth is that even our most reliable appliances can seriously impair food quality or even damage our meals in some cases. (Psst: While this topic is on your mind, you might want to check out our list of foods you should never refrigerate.)
Some foods, such as eggs in shells and ingredients in cans, simply cannot be frozen the same way that you can freeze bread or berries. It's also worth keeping in mind that eggs in shells are also very fragile and can crack easily, risking a major disaster in your freezer. Other items on your grocery list can technically go into your freezer safely, but they would become much lower-quality ingredients once they were taken out and thawed. Ever tried to defrost frozen mayo? Chances are that you wouldn't be too happy with the clumpy result.
Considering how busy we all are these days, the freezer can be a true lifesaver when it comes to salvaging food that's just about to expire. But we all know how much time we spend with thawing or re-heating food when we're finally ready to dig in. The last thing you want to do is go through all that effort just to find out that your food is no longer appetizing. Trust us: It's not worth it.
Scroll below to find out which foods should never go in the freezer and why.