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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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No frost refrigerator

Can I put popsicle in no frost freezer? I bought popsicle and put in my -24c "No frost" freezer and all of my popsicle melt. Is it normal or my "No frost" freezer need service? ...
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How long can I store fish cake in the fridge? [duplicate]

I bought fish cake package for preparing Kimbap, and It has been in my fridge for more than a week now but I'm not sure if I can still eat it. Note: I opened the package while preparing Kimbap but I ...
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Should I store chili crisp in the refrigerator?

Generally speaking I only refrigerate things that say something along the lines of "refrigerate after opening" or "keep refrigerated" on the label. I opened a new jar of chili ...
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Converting bread recipes for an overnight rise?

I often find myself with an urge to bake things in the evening, but without enough hungry mouths left to justify actually producing anything substantial by the time the recipe is done. As such, it'd ...
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How long can I refrigerate cookie dough?

I made the mistake of making my neighbors these cookies peanut-butter-oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cookies. Every time I see either neighbor they thank me again for the wonderful cookies, "Oh they were ...
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Can ham be eaten after it’s not refrigerated for the night? [duplicate]

I left some ham out for a whole night in my room which stays at about 70 degrees during the day. I refrigerated it after I found it but I’m not sure if it was safe to eat. I left it in a ziplock bag ...
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Safe temperature for fridge [duplicate]

I bought a fridge thermometer for my new fridge and the temperature has been fluctuating between 5 and 6.5 degrees celsius... this is whilst being on the max setting. I would have thought it would be ...
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Frozen stew on transit

I am travelling later via plane bringing a frozen stew in a Tupperware inside my luggage. I don't have a cooler with me so I'm just wrapping the container with cloth to hopefully maintain the low ...
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How can I keep extra virgin olive oil cool and usable, while it's hot in the summer and when the fridge solidifies the oil?

I've read Gut by Guilia Enders. It says that extra virgin olive oil cleans your heart vessels and has other beneficial effects. The oil binds free radicals in your body. But the oil doesn't wait to ...
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Cooling coffee rapidly without dilution

I like iced coffee when the weather is hot, and I like to drink it black (or nearly black) and undiluted. What is a good setup for cooling freshly brewed coffee quickly, without a lot of hassle? I'm ...
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Why can't I keep chicken in the refrigerator for more than 2 days when the supermarkets can

So I have this raw chicken breast that I haven't opened (sealed shut in the original plastic container) in my refrigerator for 5 days now and there is still 2 days until the expiry date printed on the ...
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How far can I stretch the "Use within X days of opening" warning?

Many refrigerated products (Bacon, ham, black pudding etc.) have this warning on the packs. I assume this is due to being packed in a protective atmosphere. Provided I wrap the remainder securely in ...
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What is the best way to store cucumbers? Do I refrigerate or not refrigerate?

I purchase the cocktail and snackable Persian cucumbers from my big box store because I enjoy the taste of the smaller cucumbers over the larger varieties. I always store them in my refrigerator ...
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Strawberries that keep in the refrigerator for more than two days

I buy fresh strawberries frequently. Unlike this question, I try to buy them to last, preferably a few days. I naturally avoid strawberries that look overripe (or worse mouldy), preferring punnets ...
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Boudin Balls, Isaac Toups - Question about cooling/refrigerating the boudin

I'd like to try Isaac Toups' recipe for boudin balls, for a cooking get-together with a friend of mine. We'll start in the afternoon; ideally, we'd like to have it done for (late) dinner that day. The ...
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What is a refrigerator tray in older recipes?

Many older cookbooks call for filling a “refrigerator tray”. For example, in the 1960 Better Homes and Gardens Dessert Cook Book the recipe for “Banana Ice Cream” says to “Pour into refrigerator trays....
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Can I refrigerate lower hydration dough for storage like I would no-knead dough?

I've been baking with the Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day recipe for nearly a decade, off an on, and like a lot of people I decided to try to step up my game over the last year. I feel like I've ...
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With few items, it easier/safer to use the fridge for everything, are there trade offs?

I don't keep much food in the house, and generally use the fridge as a general purpose store for all kinds of food, as a way to slow down chemical reactions and lifeform growth alike, as well as ...
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From a food safety perspective, what's the difference between a dish I ate in and rinsed off afterward vs. a dish with food that I didn't eat in?

I have asked the following question before: Is it safe to only rinse visible residue from container if I then refrigerate the container? I've gotten some great answers to it which help me further ...
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Store bought frozen coconut milk

For how long can you keep store bought packaged frozen coconut milk in the refrigerator after it's been thawed?
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Freeze or refrigerate bread?

What is the better way to store lots of preservative-less bread approaching the expiration date: freezer or refrigerator? Does one method dry out the bread more than another?
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Can meat spoil outside the fridge if it's baked into bread as a filling?

I made some meat buns tonight (that is, buns with cooked chicken stuffed inside them before being baked), and I'm wondering if I should bother keeping the buns inside the fridge, because that would ...
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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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Freezer doesn't have a temperature control. Does the fridge thermostat control freezer temperature?

I have a Midea 3.1 Cu. Ft. Compact Refrigerator. There is a place to control temperature in the fridge part but not in the freezer part. Does making the temperature colder in the refrigerator make the ...
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How to prevent beef muscle meat losing water during storage in the refridgerator?

I am storing raw beef muscle meat (for example tenderloin), in the refrigerator (just above freezing 0°C / 32°F), just for several days. I put the raw meat in a canning mason glass jar and screw the ...
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How long does maple syrup last in the refrigerator? [duplicate]

I have bought a biological (as per the label) maple syrup that states: Limited shelf life in the refrigerator after opening. The bottle itself is 250mls and says that the portion size is 10ml and ...
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Is it healthy for no frost fridge to have water in ice cube forms?

It's said that we should close liquids when we put them into fridge that has no frost system (no ice formation in the freezer).Or ice will appear and the fridge will not serve that long. At the same ...
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Can I Brown Beef For Slow Cooking the Night Before

Many slow cooker recipes suggest that beef be browned before being added to the slow cooker, which is definitely better for the flavor of the dish. I've always believed that this browning must occur ...
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Frozen/Defrosted blueberries [duplicate]

I bought a bag of frozen blueberries 4 days ago. They have been out of the fridge for 2 days. They look good and there is no mold. Are they still good to use?
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Are there "home" category powered refrigerated plates?

Consider this example commercial product, powered refrigerated cold plate It has A a compressor unit like in any fridge, B the piping and C a cold plate. These commercial units are three or four ...
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How long will homemade Pico de Gallo last in the refrigerator?

I am trying to start doing more prep work in the beginning of the week due to a busy work schedule. We love eating pico de gallo on omelets. Was just curious how long homemade pico would last in the ...
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Can you store frozen dinners in the refrigerator for up to a week before eating them?

Given that this is "Seasoned Advice", my question may be considered blasphemy, but I'm going to take a chance anyways as the good people here are likely best suited to know the answer. ;) Is ...
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Does grenadine need to be refrigerated?

I've been looking for a bottle of Rose's Grenadine for quite a while without luck, so when I saw a big ol' liter of Llord's at the liquor store, I grabbed it. I'm not sure I want to allocate that much ...
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Halloumi at room temperature [duplicate]

I recently ordered a batch of halloumi cheese online. It was packaged as fist-sized, vacuum-sealed pieces with a little liquid in each (brine I guess). It is supposed to be refrigerated, and the ...
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Does food at room temperature spoil faster if refridgerated beforehand?

I've been told (with anecdotal evidence, by family) that if I put food in the fridge then leave it out at room temperature, even if unopened, the food would spoil faster than if it was never put in ...
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What is meant by freezer?

I came across the word related to freezer in several statements as follows Regarding chicken Raw chicken pieces can be stored in the freezer for up to 9 months, while a whole chicken can be frozen ...
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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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How does repeatetly moving food from freezer to fridge and back every day affect it?

My fridge and freezer makes noise to the point that it is hard for me to sleep (even with earplugs) so I have began to shut off the power to the fridge and freezer during the night. My fridge is set ...
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How long can halloumi be stored in refrigerator? [duplicate]

I am planning to store a cooked meal of halloumi + couscous in the refrigerator. How long can it be stored safely?
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Salmon turned green - is it safe to eat?

I left a meal with salmon in the refrigerator for 3 days. The salmon skin is turning green. Is it safe to consume it? If not, is it salvageable at all?
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Can refrigerator pickles be processed?

I have a made refrigerator pickles and put them in jars with lids sealed. Can I now process them?
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How can you tell if if a meal is thawed?

I am planning to place a meal (salmon + rice) in a refrigerator after having frozen it. How can I tell when it's thawed?
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Defrosting: How long should food be kept in refrigerator?

I am trying to defrost some meals by placing them in a refrigerator. The meals are a variation of salmon/halloumi + rice + greens How long should it be placed in the refrigerator? Does it depend on ...
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Why must potato salad be placed in the refrigerator before serving?

Many recipes for potato salad state that one should place the salad in the refrigerator after preparing. Some recipes state that one hour is enough. Others ask for several hours. Some recipes even ...
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Sushi in lunch box? Sushi rice preservation

I want to make maki rolls for my 10 year old's lunch box. As I will be making the sushi rice the evening before, I will be refrigerating it until the next morning when I will do the maki rolls with ...
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How long can fruit macerate in the fridge?

I have begun to macerate pitted cherries in sugar and lemon juice. Due to some issues, I've had to leave them macerating for 2 days before I cook & can them for jam. Will the macerated fruit be ...
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Days kept after opening mentioned in packages and how valid are they?

I bought a pita bread package, that I saw it writes: after opening keep in an airtight container and consume within 2 days. The thing is that I am keeping it in the refrigerator and it is been more ...
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Is it safe to put hot food in the fridge?

I heard that putting really warm food in the fridge right after cooking it is not the right thing to do. It might cause bacterial growth? Is this true?
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Curries as receptors of odor transfer in refrigirators

Odor transfer is common phenomenon that occurs in refrigerators when we place items close to each other. Since the space is less in my refrigerator,I need to keep things near to each other. Although ...
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ozone and its impact on cold fermentation

Baking is my new hobby and I am experimenting a lot. There is an interesting observation and a guess, I'd like to hear some opinions from more experienced bakers. I have a number of failures with the ...

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