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Questions tagged [storage-method]

Questions about how to store food so as to preserve its freshness and overall quality.

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How does sunlight degrade cooking oil?

Why exactly is it recommended to store cooking oil away from sunlight? How does sunlight accelerate spoilage?
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Used Fish Grease

I fried fish in my indoor turkey deep fryer last week. It's been outside on my back porch since that day. The temperature outside has been up and down. Although the top has been closed since then. Is ...
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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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How to keep cooked French fries (for French fry dogs) warm and crispy?

I want to make French fry dogs. Basically, hot dogs that are battered and then coated with cooked French fries and then deep fried. I have tried cooking them and then setting them aside for a couple ...
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Storing cut up potatoes (chips/fries)

I have fallen into a slump at the minute where i just don't feel like preparing food when i get home from work, and i would prefer to cut up a larger batch of potatoes in one go and store them in the ...
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Where can one find a food vacuum?

It is a big pain to get soup out of a crockpot and put it into a ziploc bag. I am looking for a food vacuum which would basically just suck up the soup and put it in the bag. Does this exist?
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How to know if a recipe is acidic enough for storage/bottling?

I've made some hot sauce that consists of: Whole large white onion Jalapenos (about 5, seeds and veins) Poblanos (about 3, seeds and veins) Sweet Peppers (about 6, seeds and veins, unknown name, ...
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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this question outdated by ~7 years -- What temperatures should I keep my refrigerator and freezer set at?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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What would happen with food stored in a sterile environment?

Imagine I get a heat-proof plastic bag or other convenient container, put a chicken in it sealling it completely and bake it. All bacterias/living thing should be dead and the food should rely inside ...
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(How) can I keep cheddar in a car in summer for 2 weeks

Is there a way I could prepare and store some cheddar cheese such that it would stay edible while being stored in a car in summer for about 12 days. I am going on a road trip, and I am trying to ...
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How to store hydrated but uncooked dal short term

I have soaked toor dal and now I don't need it. Can I used it later or next day. If yes, should I keep in cover in aluminum or plastic paper?
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How to avoid Rice Bugs in a small storage [duplicate]

we have a small storage which we store about 9 tons of rice in it. How can we avoid rice bugs? We try to keep the storage cool but it can not avoid them as well as we need.
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How should I store chilli for freezing and later defrosting?

I usually make too much chilli so I want to freeze it and defrost it later to eat. Right now I am just using unbranded plastic containers to hold the chilli when it's frozen. I'm assuming it's ...
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Goldenberry Storage Conditions

I have a question about goldenberries (aka Cape Gooseberry, Physalis, ground cherry.) Is it better to keep goldenberry in the fridge or not and for how many days maximum? My berries rotted in 3 days ...
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What brand of tupperware-style (kitchen storage containers) are the easiest to clean? [closed]

I'm trying my best to keep this from being too opinionated, but I won't be offended if this gets closed. I'm looking for a new set of storage containers and while there are a lot of factors that ...
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storage tips for fresh corn tortillas

How do I store bought-warm corn tortillas to keep fresh longer? reheating tortillas has been discussed here After refridgerating 24hrs, a quick reheat in micowave or on griddle yielded a pliable ...
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Are Pull N Pak plastic bags appropriate for storing raw or cooked meat in freezer snd vegetables in fridge?

Pull-n-Pak plastic bags are freely available in supermarkets at produce and meat sections. When I buy a package of 12 drumsticks or a jar of chicken livers, I plan weeks to eat them. So I use the ...
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How to keep profiteroles fresh

I am having family over for dinner soon, and would like to make profiteroles for dessert. I will, however, be busy during the daytime and will only have an hour or so before people arrive for dinner, ...
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How to preserve scallions?

My green scallions go dehydrated and become no longer fresh after they are placed in the fridge for a few days. The white part usually stays good for longer, but the green leaves go dry easily. Is ...
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How to store honey so it's fresh and the opening of the container is not always a mess?

How to store honey so it's fresh and the opening of the container is not always a mess? The plastic container the honey comes in has a small opening for squeezing, but it is always a mess.
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How to prevent carrot juice from turning brown?

I've been juicing up carrots with a centrifugal juice extractor. There's a lot of overhead (prep and cleanup) so it makes sense to do a big batch and keep it in the fridge for a couple of days. ...
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Mothballs in food cabinets [duplicate]

I tossed mothballs in my kitchen cabinets about a month ago, now everytime I open cabinets all I smell is mothballs, and the food smells like mothballs too. Can I eat the food or should I throw it ...
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How do I prevent curd from getting sour?

I usually take homemade curd in lunchbox to work. Since there is almost 4-5 hours gap between the lunch break and time when I get my lunch packed. I don't have refrigerator or any cool medium to store ...
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Can Freshly Caught Fish Remain “Fresh” for 2 to 3 Days in Refrigerator?

I have often heard that fresh-caught fish, properly stored in a refrigerator, will remain fresh for 2-3 days. Does this mean that the fish can be considered fresh, stored in this manner, by counting ...
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Preparing/Storing freshly made noodles/pasta

We picked up a noodle maker recently - it mixes dough than extrudes noodles kinda like this I figure I could prepare a large batch - and store it somehow. What's a good way to store home made ...
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How can I preserve yogurt for at least 2 weeks without preservatives?

How can I preserve a creamy yogurt for at least two weeks without using any preservatives?
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How to increase the shelf life of Bechamel sauce?

how to increase the shelf life of bechamel sauce and what is the actual shelf life of white sauce?
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How do I stop my Crispie/Crispy cake from going stale?

I make a Crispie type cake, but with my own homemade ingredients, Mallows,etc when I make it with shop bought Marshmallows etc it lasts for weeks, when I make it with my own ingredients it goes soft/...
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Storing a bear roast after cooking in a crockpot

How do you store a bear roast after cooking it in a crockpot until you're ready to eat it? It was done at 8:30am and I plan to eat it around 6:00pm. It was cooked in beef broth.
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How far in advance can a vegetable filo strudel be made and kept in fridge?

I would like to make a roasted vegetable filo pastry strudel 2 days in advance of cooking, is this OK or should it be made the day before?
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How should I store vacuum-sealed sliced salami?

I had a whole Genoa salami that I sliced into very thin slices. I would like to save the remaining meat for consumption later, so I separated them into approximately 1-pound bags and vacuum-sealed ...
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How do you dry fruit slices in a humid environment?

In a humid environment, with an abundance of fruit at certain times of the year, what is the best method for drying fruit slices for later use? I don't want to use any type of equipment that needs ...
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Is ok to have boxes of raw chicken stacked on top of each other

I have a small walk in refrigerator. To save space I stacked eight boxes of raw chicken wings on top of one another on a completely separate shelf from everything else. Is this safe health inspector/ ...
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Food Vacuum Storage Systems

What do consumers need to keep in mind when shopping for food vacuum storage systems? It seems FoodSaver is the most well received brand with the largest market share in the food storage space, ...
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Cooked food / heat and serve meal, long term packaging

How does package food producers such as "Seeds of Change" or "Pacific Foods" package their food to keep for up to 15 months and store without refrigeration? What consumer, or DIY approach, most ...
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How long do pre-chopped portobello mushrooms last in the refrigerator?

I'm looking to clean, wash, and pre-chop about 10lbs of portobello mushrooms. Will they be the same quality in the refrigerator for about 24 hours? This is in an effort to find more efficient ...
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How shall I arrange my slowly-eating plan and preserve a box of 5Lb frozen eggs over a long period?

I have a box of 5Lb of frozen eggs with citric acid, where 1 Lb is 9 large eggs Unopened product should be used within 3 days of thrawing. Unused portion should be kept refrigerated and ...
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How to store fish bones?

Suppose I was to cook some fish bones and make them soft. If I wanted to use them in the future what would be the best way to store them? Do I freeze it in which case after defrosting wouldn't it ...
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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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Storage method and signs of decay of curd

How can I know the decay of curd?Rotten smells? Change in colour? How long can curd be stored outside the refrigerator?
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Storing spices against mold

I'm storing spices and dried herbs, as I always did, in glass containers into a spice only-drawer. It always worked fine. But looks that this house is particularly humid, because ground spices, and ...
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How to store batter (contains raw eggs) under 41 degrees F?

We had a food inspector come by today and they had recommend that we store our batter (contains raw eggs) in an ice bucket at 41ºF (5ºC) or below at all times. I feel that this process is a bit ...
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Drying store bought bread for stuffing

I am drying a loaf of sourdough on my counter. There is a lot of it, so I will need to store some of the dried cubes. My question is, how do I store it and how will I know if it is no longer good to ...
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How does “That's It” makes fruit bars with no preservatives

"That's It" is a company that makes fruit bars, stating: "That’s it. fruit bars are made with literally two ingredients: fruit and fruit and that’s it! You can’t get any simpler than that!" The bars ...
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Storing dried peppers

I've got about 20 red thai peppers from my garden this year that I air dried. I currently have them in a mason jar with the lid and ring on (not sealed though). Is this a sufficient storage method, ...
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Can raw egg yolks gelatinized from being stored be saved by blending and for which uses?

I had a recipe that called for four egg yolks, and I was saving the yolks in a little dish over a couple days until I had all four. By the time I got the last, the first couple had dried a little and ...
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Do products derived from coconut need to be kept cool?

I have something that's a mix of coconut oil and butter gee. How should I store it? It turned brick hard when I put it in the refrigerator. Here is a picture. UPDATE: I tried keeping it in the ...
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Is it difficult to make a béchamel sauce for 15 persons?

Is it difficult to make a béchamel sauce for 15 persons? Is the process different than preparing 2 or 3 servings, and how can I have it come out the same?
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How to store fresh peaches?

I bought fresh, ripe peaches, and I don't eat them super fast. I want them to last fresh for as long as possible. How should I store them? Helpful details would address: Under what parameters would ...
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Am sprouting beans in machine is the color normal

I have been sprouting my beans for three days now I am not sure if it is ready to harvest and is the color normal and what is the best way to store it? I've attached photos. Thank you