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Questions about the storage of food ingredient in cold environments both before and after preparation and cooking.

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Are semi-frozen meat and vegetables safe to cook?

My refrigerator maintains a temperature between 0-5 degrees C. However, I quite often find that carrots, mushrooms etc. stored in the salad drawer are either coated in ice, or semi-frozen. Today I ...
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Perpetual stew-like stock using the fridge: is it a good idea?

I work in the science behind nutrition and one of the first things you learn is that a huge amount of nutrients from your food goes down the drain when you throw out the cooking water. In the water ...
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How long is raw (unrendered) beef suet is good for in the fridge? [duplicate]

Note that this question is about suet (unrendered kidney fat from cow), not tallow. was never answered before on this site; this question specifically does not say anything about unrendered fats. ...
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Beef suet in fridge [duplicate]

How long is beef suet good in fridge? Does it make any difference if I store it as a whole or chopped into pieces? EDIT: This is suet, not tallow, which can even be left outside the fridge for 1 ...
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Is week-old cooked ground beef safe to eat? [duplicate]

I have some ground beef in the fridge, that was cooked about a week ago. Is it still safe to eat, of course after reheating to at least 74 degrees?
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What is the shelf life of Pylsusinnep (Icelandic mustard)? Does it need to be kept refrigerated before opening?

I'd like to purchase a case of Pylsusinnep mustard to save on expensive shipping costs versus buying a small number of bottles, but I'm unable to find any information about its shelf life.
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Precook or raw when chilling meat?

I currently have an unopened package of raw sausages in the fridge (with several days left before expiration). I also have a recipe to use all of the sausages, but due to the other ingredients in the ...
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My refrigerator is not efficiently cooling

I have a problem with my twin door refrigerator, first its not cooling properly the freezer side is not freezing as required. secondly there is red sign that's coming in the dash of the refrigerator,...
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How to Remove Garlic Ginger Paste smell from refrigerator

When I put paste of garlic and ginger in the fridge the smell of paste spread in all the fridge and the other things too which are in the fridge.Kindly help me how to get rid of this to avoid the ...
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Why does custard go runny if left exposed in the fridge, what is the chemical reaction?

If I leave opened custard in a carton with just the spout open the custard remains thick the next day, but spread out on a plate its like water the following day. Is it water inside the environment? ...
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I refrigerated fresh baked chocolate chip cookies over night. Will they recover?

I refrigerated 6 dozen fresh baked chocolate chip cookies over night, then discovered that baked cookies should not be refrigerated. They are at room temp now, but my question is, will they recover?
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Bag-cooked omelettes turning gray when stored in the fridge

So, we found the omelette in a bag recipe, and decided to use it. Pretty simple, beat the eggs, drop in ingredients, (Usually either Great Value Mozzarella, Fiesta Blend Cheese, or Cheddar) and some ...
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How long to keep defrosted vegetables in the fridge

I normally buy frozen bags of vegetables from the supermarket, but I currently don't have a freezer to store them in and have been putting them straight in the fridge instead. How long will they keep ...
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Are steel containers good for storing food in the refrigerator?

I have heard some people say steel containers should never be used in the refrigerator, while others say steel is the best. Which is correct?
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How to keep basil leaves from turning black? [duplicate]

What is the best recommendation to keep fresh basil leaves from turning black after having used some of it?
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How can I remove a strange smell from the refrigerator? [duplicate]

Sometimes I feel that my refrigerator has a strange smell when I open it. How can I remove this smell?
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How to avoid the blackening fruits once they are cut?

Apples and bananas start to blacken and sour in taste soon after cutting, which spoils the presentation of dish, especially in fruit salads. How can I avoid this? Also, does browning impact ...
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Whether a piece of meat is near its shelf life or not, does it also determine how long it can be stored after it is cooked?

For example, to buy two pieces of meat in supermarket. They are well sealed and can be kept for a few days; one piece is new, another piece will be expired just next day. Generally speaking cooked ...
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How long does cooked corn on the cob keep in the fridge? [duplicate]

There's a question here that indicates the cooked corn on the cob should be refrigerated, but doesn't indicate how long it will stay good for. Does it make a difference whether the corn on the cob ...
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Is cooked chicken brought to work but left unrefrigerated for 5 hours safe to eat? [duplicate]

I cooked chicken last night and stored it in the fridge right after. Today I brought in chicken in a glass container within my backpack and opened it 5 hours later. I put it in the microwave for 1 ...
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Ought I refrigerate an Inner Pot with stew inside?

If I can't finish stew in the inner pot beneath, can I place the pot (with the lid on) into the refrigerator. After 2 hours in the thermal cooker, it usually will have cooled enough. Being lazy, I'm ...
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Refrigerator with humidity control

I just moved into a house which has a fridge that has humidity control on a couple of it's doors. The scale simply reads "low" to "high". So, aside from the question of how this fridge is actually ...
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Refrigeration of Cream Liquor

I recently bought a bottle of Jackson Morgan cream liquor. The alcohol content on the bottle is listed at 15%. After looking up when alcohol percentage becomes a preservative I found an article that ...
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Sanitizing fridge and freezer after days of no power

Coming back from 10-day vacation, we found that our fridge was off the whole time. Fruit and packaged ham in the fridge, veggies fruit and meat in the freezer. Oops. Obviously everything has thawed ...
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How to adjust this salad dressing recipe to extend storage life?

Following this question: How long will this homemade vinaigrette salad dressing keep in the fridge? Which of these adjustments will prolong storage life to a significant extent? remove garlic add ...
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How to adjust refrigerator temperature/power?

On my refrigerator, there's a wheel (1-5) to adjust temperature/power, but there's no indication about it - is it power (1 is low power and 5 is max power with max cold) or are those numbers the ...
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Is it safe to eat butter that have mold on the surface?

I have got a large chunk of butter, with some green molds growing on one surface only, with spots that are 1cm in diameter, and only like 3~4 of them total. the butter itself tastes and smells fine, ...
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Fridge life of sauce/condiments

Right so, for many sauces i buy, they have a use within 3 days / 4 weeks after opening in the instructions on the back. For most.. they have an expiry date on the actual bottle and "Refrigerate ...
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No knead bread dough looking slimy after a week

I have been baking no knead bread on a regular basis for a few months now and the fresh bread gets devoured still. I usually mix a double batch and use it throughout the week. Sometimes, at about a ...
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I dont have refrigrator what are ways to keep milk without that?

What are old ways to store milk without refrigerator. I boiled twice a day still it spoils.
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Is it better to refrigerate cooked chicken

Is precooked chicken bought from the store better refrigerated or put in the freezer? which makes it fresher and tastier or does that only apply to raw meat?
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Refrigerator setting… help!

I have a Hot point RLA36 149 litre fridge with numbers on the temperature gage. I moved it by accident and my dad will be mad. is 3 the standard setting? Will this be cool enough? If Thanks
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What's the benefit of chilling my cookie dough before baking?

I'm making some chocolate crinkle cookies, and one of the recipe steps is to refrigerate the dough at least four hours before baking. Does this cause any changes in the dough such as something to do ...
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If I have too much fresh pasta, should I cook it up or store it as is?

I overestimated the amount of fresh ravioli (cheese and wild mushroom, if it matters) I'd need when buying from the local pasta shop, and ended up only cooking half of it for our meal. Assuming we'll ...
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Refrigerate and separate patties

I make up several burger patties in advance with peppers, onions, and spices. I use wax paper to separate them. If I put them in the freezer they separate fine. If I just refrigerate they stick ...
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On-top-of-fridge storage

Is there any concerns (food safety, quality, otherwise etc) with storing dry goods [spices, protein powder], or bottles [wine bottles, pop cans] on top of a refrigerator unit?
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Self-made fatty dough separates in refrigerator, how to prevent

I'm not sure if this dough has a specific name in English, it consists of 3 parts (by weight) flour, 1 part fat (mix until it consists of small crumbs) and 1 part water (+salt, mix until it's smooth). ...
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Is it okay to freeze fish at home, after it was only refrigerated in the supermarket?

Let's say you buy packaged fish from the supermarket, which was kept cool, but not frozen, by their commercial refrigerators. The wisest thing to do would be to prepare and consume this at the ...
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Is it necessary to keep vinaigrette in refrigerator? [duplicate]

I made vinaigrette which is composed of red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and sugar. Does this need to be refrigerated, or is it safe to leave it out of the fridge?
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Can canned food (like tuna) be refridgerated for months then put back in the pantry?

I forgot about the tuna I left in the fridge.
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how much difference really would various fridge temp affect the food life stored within? [closed]

this question outdated by ~7 years -- What temperatures should I keep my refrigerator and freezer set at? -- ask how much temp a fridge or freezer should be at but im very confused about how much ...
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Sealed package submerged in water in the fridge, still safe to eat?

In my fridge I had a sealed package of bacon and hotdogs in the bottom drawer, and the water of the fridge somehow got in there. The package was partially submerged in this water (1 inch of water). ...
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Can I still eat my bean sprouts that I left unrefrigerated? [duplicate]

I forgot a grocery bag in my trunk, and didn't realize it until 24 hours later. I had bean sprouts in the bag, and it says to keep refrigerated. Are they safe to eat? I am not sure what happens to ...
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How long takes store-bought fried tofu to go bad? [duplicate]

According to expiration date in the package it only takes a week. Maybe it can keep for longer?
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Food accidentally left unrefrigerated for up to 10 days — what needs to be thrown away?

We have a small, rarely-used auxiliary fridge (dorm-room size) in a storage room. Last week as part of preparing for Passover we took nearly everything from our kitchen fridge that we knew we wouldn'...
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Cold / cooked pasta safe to eat?

If I cook a pan full of pasta and then put it in the fridge, is it safe to eat it cold over the space of several days? I'm all about the convenience and don't want to have to rely on putting boiling ...
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whipped cream icing beforehand vs right before serving

I found a recipe of a chocolate poke cake with chocolate ganache in the holes and a whipped cream icing that it's supposed to be only on top, and then with pecans and chocolate flakes and dulce de ...
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Do I need to seal the food with food wrap before put them in the fridge?

I've always seen friends putting leftover, cooked food in the fridge with food wrap. I asked them why they are doing it and they don't even know why they are doing it. It is necessary to put just ...
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How can I stop puddles of water forming on the shelves of my new refrigerator?

How can I prevent puddles of water forming on the shelves of my new refrigerator.
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Can I / should I keep spices & dried herbs in the fridge?

Common wisdom regarding spice storage (whether whole or ground) seems to tend towards cool, dark, dry places. However, I'm somewhat limited on kitchen cupboard space, and obviously the various spice ...