Complete Guide to Storing Food in the Fridge

Is it bad to put warm food in the fridge?

There are several reasons why you might want to put some food in the fridge.

You want to use up some of the food you bought in advance and you want to avoid throwing it away. You want to store food that is too fresh for immediate consumption. You have leftover food that is safe to eat.

Is it bad to put cooked food in the fridge?

In general, no. If you are cooking a meal, there is nothing wrong with leaving it in the fridge. The problem comes when you are putting food in the fridge that is still cold. This could be food that is still hot from cooking, leftover food from last night, etc.

If you are worried that the food is still cold after it has been put in the fridge, you can place the food in a cooler with the door closed. This will help to slow down the cooling process and keep the food warmer.

Where should you put food in the fridge?

Frozen or chilled: This is the simplest option since it keeps everything at the same temperature.

This is the simplest option since it keeps everything at the same temperature. Refrigerated: If you want to preserve a good amount of freshness (it will last for a couple of weeks or more), use this option.

If you want to preserve a good amount of freshness (it will last for a couple of weeks or more), use this option. Frozen and refrigerated: Use this one if you can’t wait to get out of the cold and you don’t mind having some fresh food sitting out.

How to store fresh food for longer than a couple of weeks

How long should you freeze food for? The longer you freeze food, the better the quality of the food will be.

For fresh vegetables and fruit: Keep them at -20°C (-4°F).

Is it bad to leave a metal spoon in food in the fridge?

The answer is that if you have a metal spoon in the fridge it is perfectly safe.

The metal can cause no harm and it is not likely to make you sick.

The safest method for storing food in the fridge is using the ‘straws’ method. This is the normal way to store foods.

This method is:

Put the food in a cup or bowl on top of a cold lid. Make sure there is at least two inches of space between the food and the lid.

Put the lid on tightly.

Close and seal the lid tightly.

When you open the fridge, the food should be cold.

If there is not enough space in the cup/bowl, try using an ice cream scoop. The ice cream scoop is better for smaller amounts of food because it can fit in a small cup or bowl.

If you do not have a spoon, you can

Should you let chicken cool before putting the fridge?

Let the chicken cool completely before putting the fridge in. If you try to put the fridge inside the fridge, you can get the fridge open to high temps without venting, which could be deadly for your chicken.

Does chicken taste like chicken?

Chicken tastes just like chicken. The best part is that you don’t need to refrigerate your chicken. The cool temperature will make the inside dry and crisp up nicely. This can be delicious.

How to put a chicken in the fridge

So what do you do after placing chicken in the fridge? Let us show you the right way to do it:

1) Put it on a tray in the fridge and refrigerate it for 1 week.

2) After 1 week, you can remove the chicken from the fridge.

This works just like how you put a hot dog in the fridge or a potato in the freezer.

Will carrots go bad if not refrigerated?

Carrots are very picky, so keep carrots refrigerated. If they get a bit stale, refrigerate again.

Are carrots good for you?

Yes. Carrots are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and have been shown to lower cholesterol. Carrots are low in calories and saturated fat.

Do carrots taste good when raw?

Yes, when raw, carrots are mild and have a sweet, sweet flavor. When cooked, they turn from a sweet to a bitter and nutty flavor.

Should you cook carrots?

Yes. Carrots turn from a sweet to a bitter and nutty flavor, which is why cooking carrots is important. Raw carrots will make for a great salad, but if you cook them they become a little nutty.

Can you peel a carrot?

Carrots are fairly easy to peel. If you are concerned about peeling the skin, peel

Can you put rice in the fridge?

This is the kind of thing that gets me in trouble a lot. In the US it is considered normal to bring food to a work event and put it in the fridge.

I usually have it with the other food on the counter, but in Germany, it seems like it is a huge no no to bring rice to a party. In the US, I always get asked if I put it in the fridge. If I have any leftover rice, I just eat it immediately.

Here in Germany, I always bring a bag of rice that I can put in the fridge.

I do this because when I go to a party, I like to have leftovers of my favorite food to snack on in the bathroom. Sometimes I even bring my water bottle and a sandwich and eat that during the meal.

This way I am usually able to put in the fridge an amount of rice that I can still eat after a meal

Why shouldn’t you put hot food directly into a fridge?

It’s actually one of the most common questions we get asked. We have a lot of answers to that question and a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t.

This post will not get into the finer details of food safe storage at home. Instead, we want to get you comfortable with the fact that even when your family is using the “hot” method, they should be prepared to do so in an effort to avoid food-borne illness.

We’ll also share some tips to help you keep the food from getting hot when you’re preparing food at home, and you can then make decisions based on that information and not be worried about food-borne illnesses.

This post is also geared toward the food processor and food warmer, but you should be able to use the same technique for the microwave or the oven if you don’t use a food processor.


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Mashed Soups Using a Blender

Any soup can be turned into a soup puree, just use the convenient kitchen assistant a blender. Try these recipes!

Mashed Potato Soup


  • potatoes 4 pieces;
  • 2 onions 1 tbsp. l;
  • flour 1 tbsp. l;
  • sour cream;
  • 1 egg;
  • salt, pepper to taste;
  • fresh dill;
  • olive oil.

The method of preparation of soup puree:

Rinse the potatoes and onions well, peel them, cut them into cubes and throw them into boiling water.

Boil the egg in a separate pan until cooked, cool and cut into cubes.

Slightly fry the flour in olive oil until golden brown.

Then mix the boiled potatoes and onions, soup, flour, and egg, and beat in a blender until a homogeneous mixture is obtained.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Mix well and garnish the mashed potato soup with fresh dill.

Mushroom Cream Soup


  • Ceps 200 g;
  • Champignons 500 g;
  • Bulbs 2 pcs;
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp. spoons;
  • Vegetable broth, 1 l;
  • Whipped cream 250 g;
  • Marjoram;
  • Salt;
  • Cayenne pepper.

How to cook:

Peel the mushrooms, rinse thoroughly, chop finely.

In a pan with a thick bottom, heat the oil.

Peel the onion, finely chop and fry in hot oil.

Add mushrooms, lightly fry, pour in vegetable broth. Shuffle.

Pour in whipped cream, bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes.

Grind the soup in a blender. Bring to a boil and turn off.

Rinse marjoram, dry in a paper towel, chop finely and add to soup.

Season with cayenne pepper and salt and serve.

Cheese Cream Soup


  • 2 processed cheese;
  • 200 g smoked meat;
  • 1 carrot;
  • 2 potatoes;
  • vegetable oil;
  • salt to taste;
  • 1 onion;
  • rusks for serving.

How to cook cheese cream soup:

Put the cheese in the freezer for 10 minutes.

Wash the potatoes, peel and cut into cubes.

Boil in water.

Grate peeled carrots on a grater.

Cut onions, fry together with carrots in vegetable oil. Add vegetables to the potato soup.

Finely chop the meat. Add to soup.

Rub on a coarse grater cheese, removing them from the freezer. Add to the soup, stirring well until the cheese is melted.

Salt the soup.

Grind the finished soup in a blender. Bring to a boil and turn off.

Pour into plates and add crackers to the cream cheese soup, if desired.

Italian Tomato Soup


  • Olive oil 0.3;
  • Glass Carrot 5 Pieces;
  • Onion 1 Piece;
  • Dried basil 1 Tbsp. a spoon;
  • Fresh or canned tomatoes 700-800 grams;
  • Chicken Broth 400 Gram;
  • Cream 2 Glasses;
  • Fresh Basil To taste;
  • Spices To taste

Servings Per Container: 7-8

How to cook Italian tomato soup:

Peel the carrots, cut into rings, not too small, medium-sized pieces. Dice the onion.

Pour olive oil into a large pan, make sure that not only the bottom but also the walls are oiled (so that the vegetables do not burn). Then add carrots, onions and dried basil. Stir and fry over medium heat until the vegetables are lightly browned 10-12 minutes.

Then add the tomatoes: if you took fresh ones, they should be blanched and peeled. If canned just add the whole, along with the mashed potatoes that were in the jars. By the way, you can add tomato puree (or pasta as a last resort) to fresh tomatoes. Pour in the broth, mix.

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and cook for 20 minutes. Then remove the soup from the heat, use a blender to grind the contents in mashed potatoes.

Then, return the pot of mashed soup to the fire again. Add cream, mix and cook for a couple of minutes until the soup warms up again.

Serve the finished mashed soup in a blender by garnishing with basil leaves. You can still serve bruschettas.

Bon Appetit!

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