Originally Posted by ChefJune
Neither onions nor potatoes benefit at all from being stored in the fridge. exception being after the onion has been cut. and tho both onions and potatoes like to be kept in cool, dry dark places, don't store them too close together, or they'll both spoil!
But does it hurt them? After all, the fridge is a cool, dark place.
I keep onions in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator, and seems to me that the cold keeps them from sprouting.
I don't put the potatoes in the fridge, but that's only because my wife insists it's not good for them -- and they do sprout if not used soon enough. I think the cold would delay that, and I can't imagine why it would hurt them. Does it?