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Help ... do I leave hot food out overnight or put it in fridge?

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Millie1 Sun 01-Jul-07 22:37:35

It's a meat loaf which came out of the oven a couple of hours ago. Still really hot. Fridge or worksurface - can anyone advise please?


Dior Sun 01-Jul-07 22:38:27

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BBBee Sun 01-Jul-07 22:38:35

wrap in foil and newspapaer and then fridge

is hot

is meat

WideWebWitch Sun 01-Jul-07 22:39:02


missyhols Sun 01-Jul-07 22:39:07

i usually leave out until completely cooled then put in the fridge. in which case i would leave it out all night

CantSleepWontSleep Sun 01-Jul-07 22:39:09

Ooh I can never decide on this either! If it's been out a couple of hours, then I'd prob go for fridge, but not touching anything else.

Skribble Sun 01-Jul-07 22:41:13

Don't know about meat but I put my soup in the hut to cool overnight then put in the fridge or freezer before it gets warm outside.

Millie1 Sun 01-Jul-07 22:41:39

Heavens ... that was quick - thank you!

Fridge it is then - it's already wrapped in foil in the loaf tin but i'll cover the top and put it in.


lilolilmanchester Sun 01-Jul-07 22:49:40

Hi Millie1... "it's already wrapped in foil in the loaf tin" ... perhaps that's why it's taken 2 hours to cool? Another time, remove from foil and tin (which are insulating the food) so you can cool it as quickly as possible

Millie1 Sun 01-Jul-07 22:55:59

Hi Lilli ... it's a very dense/heavy loaf which needs to cool in foil & tin otherwise it comes asunder. Believe me, it takes hours to cool and no doubt the insulation slows it down but there's no other way. Usually I make it in the morning then I don't run into these problems at bedtime!

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