Questions tagged [refrigerator]

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is my thawed chicken still good 4 days later in the fridge? [duplicate]

I took out Frozen Perdue chicken breast on Sunday afternoon and put them in the fridge to thaw. They are each pre packaged. Today is Thursday are they still good to cook today?
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Partially defrosted chicken in cold water, then defrosted the rest of the way in the fridge

I thought I wanted to cook chicken last night, so I put the frozen chicken breasts (in original packaging) in a bowl of cold water to defrost. After about 30 minutes, I realized that to make the dish ...
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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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How long should it take my refrigerator to recover from adding new food to it?

I recently bought a new refrigerator, and just to make sure it's working right, I bought two standalone fridge thermometers to put in it, one for the freezer & one for the fridge portion. (We ...
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Buttercream frosting with 2T buttermilk - refrigerate overnight or no?

Typically I leave my buttercream-frosted cakes out of the refrigerator. However, tonight I tried a new recipe that called for adding 1 tbsp lemon juice and 2 tbsp buttermilk (in addition to 1 cup ...
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Milk pasteurization in the bottle via water bath: fridge live?

I am frequently buying raw milk in bottle, which needs to be boiled for pasteurization. So far I always poured it in a pot, boiled it, and transferred it to a clean bottle after. Since my old ...
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Shelf stability of uncanned vinegar-pickled vegetables

So far I've been storing my pickles (beans, sliced cucumbers, chillies; pickled in vinegar, not fermented) in the fridge from day zero, not canned, just in jars with a decently airtight sealing push-...
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Kiwifruit - slow drying

Last year, I accidentally slow dried some yellow kiwifruit in my refrigerator. I had simply forgotten about them. It must have been at least four months before I realized. When I pulled them out, ...
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Can I safely prepare these dishes ahead of time? [duplicate]

I'm making some dishes for an event. Due to constraints in my schedule I'm thinking of making them ahead of time. The first is a Buffalo Chicken Dip, it is mainly a bought cooked rotisserie chicken ...
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Why don't I have to refrigerate store-bought baby food but have to refrigerate home-made purees?

If I make an apple (or fruit) puree at home, the internet says I have to refrigerate it and then only have a couple of days to feed it to my child. But I can go buy a jar of Gerber baby puree off the ...
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Should I refrigerate vegetables in sealed bag or not?

Supermarkets sell vegetables in sealed bags. Best to refrigerate bags with vegetables inside, or take vegetables out of bags before putting them in refrigerator? Here are more pics of vegetables sold ...
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Canning tomato sauce for the refrigerator

I buy 3000 gram jars of San Marzano plum tomatoes, and when I open one, I have a lot left over. This time, I made a basic marinara from the pureed de-seeded/de-stemmed tomatoes with oil, garlic, ...
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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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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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