Dr Oz: Best Place To Store Ground Coffee, Opened Wine & Bread


Dr Oz: Best Place To Store Food

Dr Oz did another segment on the best way to make your food last longer.  Should you store ground coffee, a bottle of opened wine and sliced bread on the counter or in the fridge?  Doctor Oz did a similar segment a while ago where he discussed the best place to store your produce (click here to read his recommendations: Dr Oz: Should You Store Produce On The Counter Or In The Fridge?.

Dr Oz: Keep Opened Wine In The Fridge

Dr Oz’s first question was where is the best place to store a bottle of opened red wine so that it lasts longer?  In the fridge or on the counter?  The answer is that you should always store Dr Oz: Fridge vs Counterbottles of opened wine in the fridge, because as soon as you open the bottle, the wine starts to oxidize.  By putting a cork back into the top of the bottle and storing it in the fridge, Doctor Oz said it can last for up to 3 more days, whereas it will only last one day on the counter.

Dr Oz: Don’t Put Bread In The Fridge

Dr Oz’s second question was whether to store sliced bread on the counter or in the fridge.  The answer is that it should be kept on the counter, because starch goes stale faster in colder temperatures.  Bread will last up to one week both on the counter and in the fridge, but it won’t taste fresh if you keep it in the fridge.

Dr Oz: Store Ground Coffee On The Counter

Dr Oz’s final question was whether to store ground coffee on the counter or in the fridge.  Apparently everyone (including me!) makes this mistake.  You should store ground coffee in an airtight, opaque container on the counter where it will last 2-3 weeks.  I really thought that I read somewhere that coffee beans last longer and stay fresher if you store them in the freezer though, did anyone else think that?



  1. Mark says

    Yes beans last longer if you put them in the freezer and keep them there. When you are ready to use the package take it out of the freezer and keep it on the counter. In and out of the freezer causes the moisture problem.

  2. Sarah says

    I thought it was fresher if kept in the freezer/fridge too. Now I know not to but is it too late if alreadly kept in the fridge?

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