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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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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 ...
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How to store a 5 gallon bucket of pickle slices?

A family member just gave us a 5 gallon bucket of kosher hamburger dill slices (for frying). I moved the shelves and shifted everything around, and found room for it. The shelves are tempered glass, ...
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Condensation inside packed, refrigerated food

I've got a bit of a problem with my... refrigerator? I'm not sure. Basically, after a single night in the fridge packed food develops severe condensation on the inside on the top-lid. I wouldn't ...
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How long does an opened and unrefrigerated tub of yogurt last? [duplicate]

I have found online that unopened and unrefrigerated yogurt will last for a few days without refrigeration. However, is this also true for opened and unrefrigerated yogurt? By "opened" I mean that I ...
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Do Dumplings Mind Being in the Fridge?

I made dumplings from white flour and Atora vegetable suet. The suet is in hard pellets so I'm not worried about having overworked the mixture. I made them at the same time as the stew to save on wash-...
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How to remove most water from food when cooling them down before putting to a refrigerator?

Today I baked some liquid eggs, see the picture below. After baking, there was no liquid in the eggs any more. I waited till them became lukewarm, and put them inside a plastic bag used for packaging ...
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Will my bizcocho dominicano cake rise?

I'm planning to make the cake batter from scratch on Sunday, refrigerate it (not freezing!) for about 3 days, and bake it up on Wednesday. But I'm cramped for time on that day. I've researched that ...
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Can I store soft serve ice cream in my regular freezer?

I was gifted with a soft serve ice cream dispenser. however it's such a pain to always keep the machine on and running each time I want ice cream--more so that it highly consumes electricity. I wish ...
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How to know when spinach has gone bad?

I just opened up a fresh pack of spinach which is two days until its use by date. It had been stored in the fridge at perhaps 6c since yesterday. I noticed that some leaves have little brown dots on ...
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How best to store steaks in the fridge (for taste)

This question is not about preventing meat from going bad or about aesthetics due to oxidation etc. and is specifically about how best to store meat in the fridge for taste. Depending on who I get my ...
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Container for keeping butter/chocolate at 74°F/66°F (23°C/19°C)?

Keeping my entire home at 74°F isn’t practical. Is there a device for storing butter and chocolate at a temperature that’s reasonable for use and consumption? Two devices, one to warm in the winter ...
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Why does water leak from a refrigerator?

My Whirlpool refrigerator is leaking water. I was using the the highest setting #5. My landlord said I probably froze something behind the unit (it is not a freezer that ice builds up in and you have ...
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How to spread peanut butter that is required to stay refrigerated?

I recently bought some "natural" crunchy peanut butter from Harris Teeter. Other than natural my only other description is the oil rises to the top when it isn't stirred for a while. There is a very ...
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How do I cook a cottage pie from chilled?

I made a cottage pie yesterday afternoon but did not cook it. I cooked the mince and veg and the mash, put it in the dish but did not put it in the oven. I then allowed it to cool and then placed it ...
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Making a sausage and letting it dry out in the fridge

I got a kg of ground beef and put two tablespoons of salt with it. I also put a lot of spices, stuff like paprika, black pepper, allspice, tumeric, lots of garlic, and two tbsp vinegar. This is ...
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Soy milk; fridge vs. shelf?

Occasionally, I see a product in the supermarket that is either sold off the shelf at room temperature (then expected to be refrigerated after opening), or right out of the fridge. I use soy milk as ...
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Refrigerate after opening, but why?

When I open a jar or a bottle of...well, anything (but especially juices or sauces), I have to put leftovers in the fridge if I want to finish it later. What makes this food okay to leave on the ...
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What is the best method of storage for condiments?

I have read a fair few articles about storing condiments like Siracha, Ketchup, and BBQ Sause, but they all seem to contradict themselves; some say that storing them in a fridge is bad since it has ...
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Why did the skin of my tomatoes fracture after a few days in a refrigerator?

I purchased a bunch of red tomatoes on a twig a few days ago, and put them in a plastic bag in my refrigerator. When I opened the plastic bag five–six days later, all the bottoms of the tomatoes (...
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Why do fridge temperature standards between US and other countries differ?

US recommendations always go for +4°C at most, and this would correlate with how the danger zone is defined in the pertinent literature. In Germany, most literature (and also the specification next ...
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How do I prevent opened canned tuna from going stale?

I want to start buying those big tuna cans to save on costs, but I know that after one day at the fridge opened tuna becomes stale. It loses its tangy flavor and gets a rubbery texture. Is there a way ...
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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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What temperature does “keep refrigerated” mean?

The packages of my cheese and hotdogs say "Keep Refrigerated" (see photos below). Does that mean I should put them in the freezer, or the other room of the refrigerator? Many food products' packages ...
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How to store bread dough in the fridge for proofing?

My bread book says that I can store the shaped loaves of white bread with sourdough starter and yeast in the fridge overnight instead of just leaving them to proof for two hours outside under a moist ...