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Another Question: Is it OK to Put Hot Food Directly Into the Fridge?
Answer: It’s fine to place hot food directly in the refrigerator.
Don’t worry about overheating the fridge — as the U.S. Department of Agriculture points out, the refrigerator’s thermostat will maintain a safe temperature of 40° F or below.
What you do need to worry about is whether the hot food will cool off quickly enough to reach a safe temperature once it’s in the refrigerator. So never put deep containers of hot food in the refrigerator- place the hot food in shallow containers so it will chill quickly.
A large pot of soup or stew, for instance, should be divided into smaller portions and placed in smaller containers before being refrigerated. A large cut of meat or whole poultry should be divided into smaller pieces and wrapped separately or placed in shallow containers before refrigerating.
Here’s a complete safety guide for thousands of foods and beverages. You can keep this on your computer desktop where you can refer to it daily.