I've some leftover cranberries that I was going to freeze for later. I was going to rinse them before freezing them, but is there a reason I shouldn't? Just freeze them as is, and rinse after thawing them?
re: Pat Hammond
They are best used straight from freezer, not thawed then used. As such, I guess I'd wash before freezing. I've never done this (always rinsed before using, but then they form an ice layer).
I've never thought about it before, so thanks. From now on I will wash first.
Depending on your use, thawing creates a mess, as the ice crystals break down the firmness. Hence, for baked goods, I like them best without thawing.