9 Simple Hacks For A Hazard-Free Kitchen

Easy ways to make everything from food prep to cleanup safer and healthier
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A cooling conundrum

Leaving leftovers on the kitchen counter to cool before you put them in the fridge or freezer is tantamount to sending bacteria an engraved invitation to settle in and multiply. On the other hand, if you stick still-hot food into your refrigerator or freezer it will bump up the temperature and put everything inside at risk of spoiling. One way to get around this problem: Speed-cool leftovers by putting the pot or dish they were cooked in into a larger pot, dish or other container filled with ice.