Is it Ok to Store Hot Food in the Refrigerator?

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To keep food fresh, the refrigerator is a practical solution chosen by most people in Indonesia. By storing in a refrigerator, food will have a longer shelf life, including keeping fruits and vegetables fresh for longer.

However, there are several rules to consider when putting food into the refrigerator. One of which is that hot food should not be directly stored in the refrigerator, but we need to wait until it cools down and then we can store it.

Why shouldn’t we put hot food in refrigerator?


In fact, there are several reasons why hot food shouldn’t directly be put into the refrigerator, some of which are:

  1. Due to its high temperature, the burden of the refrigerator to cool or lower the temperature of the food will increase. This condition will cause the electricity burden to surge.

  2. The food cooling process will take longer because the refrigerator needs to lower the temperature of the food to normal before cooling it further.

  3. Hot food that is directly cooled will cause substantial water vapor. Well, this vapor can cause frost in the evaporator.

  4. Not just causing frost in the evaporator, the vapor coming from the food can cause an unpleasant odor in the refrigerator.

>>> Read more: What is the Right Refrigerator Temperature for Storing Food?

Electrolux NutriFresh refrigerators are the best choices for safe food storage


To prevent this, it is highly recommended to first cool the food down to room temperature before putting it in the refrigerator. If you are looking for a high-quality refrigerator for safe food storage, you might want to check out our range of Electrolux UltimateTaste 500 refrigerators.

With the TasteGuard feature, our UltimateTaste 500 refrigerators such as the Electrolux 503L inverter ETB5400B-A are capable of eliminating 99.8% of bacteria and unpleasant smells, keeping the food fresh. Furthermore, there is the Door Alarm feature which will sound if the door of the refrigerator is left open for a long time. This will help you save energy.

Other interesting features are the 360 AirCool support and TasteLock, which function to ensure that your food stays fresh and delicious. All ranges of Electrolux refrigerators come equipped with the latest technology to ensure the freshness of fruits and vegetables can be preserved for up to 7 days. This capability has entered the MURI records as the refrigerator that is able to preserve the freshness of fruits and vegetables for the longest time. Isn’t that amazing?

Learn more about our collection of Electrolux UltimateTaste 500 refrigerators below:


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