We all want to get the most out of our food.  We sometimes mistakenly put things in the refrigerator.  Here is a list of items that are better when not stored in the refrigerator.

I am always trying to find ways to make my food last longer.  My first thought is to store everything in the refrigerator.  That isn't always the best way to do that.  As a matter of fact, a lot of products are at their prime when stored at room temperature.  Here's a few things you shouldn't refrigerate.

1.) Hot Sauce

This is one that I didn't know, but hot sauce is best when stored at room temperature.  It actually has a shelf life of 3 years without being refrigerated.

2. ) Potatoes

Keeping a potato in the cold temperature of your refrigerator will turn its starch into sugar more quickly, leaving you with a sweet, gritty potato. They should be stored in a cool dark place, preferably in a paper bag.

3.) Bread

The refrigerator dries bread out quickly. Unless it's sliced sandwich bread that you intend to use within a few days, keep bread out on the counter or in the freezer.

4.) Onions

The moisture from the refrigerator will turn soft onions and moldy. Keep them in a cool, dry place. And here's a tip, keep your onions separate from your potatoes; when stored together, both ruin faster.

5.) Coffee

Storing coffee in the refrigerator will cause it to lose its flavor and actually take on some of the odors in the fridge. Coffee should be stored in a cool, dark place, where it will retain its flavor and freshness.

6.) Honey

Honey is one off those foods that will stay good forever as long as it's sealed tightly.    However, storing honey in the refrigerator can cause it to crystalize.

7.) Tomatoes

Keeping tomatoes in the fridge does no good for them at all.  Not only will they lose their flavor, but the cold air breaks down the membranes inside the fruit wall and makes them mealy.  They should be stored in a bowl or basket on the counter.