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The refrigerator actually makes onions moldy and mushy. The only time we want our onions soft is when we're sauteeing or caramelizing them. Plus, onions emit some serious scent that other produce in your fridge will absorb. Do you want everything to smell like onions? Store these powerful vegetables like you would potatoes, just not with the potatoes, because together, they go bad. As a match, they're no good for each other. And while you're at it, master your technique making these basic caramelized onions.