Thanks to you, the Loyal Cruft Reader, the poll about proper storage is up to almost 70 votes as I write this.
Take a gander at the results:
The results are fairly interesting. As you can see, people are generally split on whether apples, syrup, and soy sauce are stored in the refrigerator or not. Obviously, apples and syrup go in the fridge and soy sauce goes in the cupboard! It's quite impressive that there is no consensus on these common items found in most homes. I'm sure many newly married couples have to debate these varied items.
This is the data set sorted by percentage that keep the item in the refrigerator.
You can see there is a fairly clear preference to store salad dressing, parmesan cheese, mustard, ketchup, and BBQ sauce in the fridge. I have to agree with these choices. Here at Cruft Manor they all live in the fridge.
Here the data is sorted by percentage that keep the item in the cupboard.
From these numbers you can see that peanut oil and chocolate are generally stored in the cupboard. We put chocolate in the fridge here, but as you already know, we are a little crazy.
There are three items that are more interesting to consider, bread, potatoes, and syrup are all around a 75%/25% split toward keeping them in the cupboard. Again, this kind of split in households has got to lead to some disagreements. I grew up with peanut butter in the fridge and Michele grew up with bread in the fridge. Due to compromise, they've both moved into the cupboard storage.
Well, what do you think? Is everyone else crazy?Posted by michael at March 30, 2006 08:55 PM