(Closed) How long can you leave cooked food out of the fridge?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i always leasve chicken out to cool, up to an hour usually. its ten times worse to put in the fridge hot than to leave it for an hour.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

when its still hot and you put it directly into a cold environment, its a breeding ground for bacteria!! i learned this the hard way maybe 10 years ago “/ food poisoning for like two days!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mom always told me that you shouldn’t put hot stuff in the fridge. So, I always leave it out on the counter to cool down before it goes into the fridge.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I always let my food cool down before I put it in the fridge.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I usually leave it out for however long it needs to cool down. But it is recommend for no more then 2 hours out.

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