Can I put Metallic things in the fridge?

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Found 21st Jul 2010
I don't know why, but I never have - insisting on transferring remnants from tins to plastic containers before refrigeration. My OH however, just shoves the can in the fridge. Is there a reason why one shouldn't do this, or have I just picked up some weird and wonderful random habit?

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lol... do you put your tuna in the cupboard then....

what do you do with cans of beer?

no reason not to put metal things in fridge -
cans of baked beans where only half the tin has been used sit in my fridge for a day or so.. half eaten takeaways in the foil tin.. ( may sound like a students dream but i'm a 32 yr old with wife and kids... lol)

are these the kinda things you mean? or do you even put cans of pop/lager in the fridge??

Don't think you are suppose to put open cans in the fridge Has something to do with bacteria ! I think

t0mm

lol... do you put your tuna in the cupboard then....



Yeah I do, always have done.

Grrrr, this is a pet hate of mine that my Hubby does, if say we open a tin of beans and only use half i always put the remaining half in a tupperware, my Hubby just puts the can with tin foil over the top in the fridge !!! i open fridge , see it and go MAD !, i think i read somewhere once that its not good to store food in tins once opened , but cant remember the reason !

Original Poster

I don't get the comment about the tuna... tinned stuff lives in the cupboard, once it's opened it goes in the fridge... hadn't occurred to me about tins of pop or beer (I buy neither). Just have something at the back of my mind about refrigerators having to work harder, or the presence of a tin can causing damage (makes sense in my mind!)

Off this website http://www.eatwell.gov.uk/keepingfoodsafe/storing/

Tin cans
When you open a can of food and you're not going to use all the food straight away, empty the food into a bowl, or other container, and put it in the fridge.

Don't store food in an opened tin can, or re-use empty cans to cook or store food. This is because when a can has been opened and the food is open to the air, the tin from the can might transfer more quickly to the can's contents.

This advice doesn't apply to foods sold in cans that have resealable lids, such as golden syrup and cocoa, because these types of food don’t react with the can.

Original Poster

shopstilldrops

Grrrr, this is a pet hate of mine that my Hubby does, if say we open a … Grrrr, this is a pet hate of mine that my Hubby does, if say we open a tin of beans and only use half i always put the remaining half in a tupperware, my Hubby just puts the can with tin foil over the top in the fridge !!! i open fridge , see it and go MAD !, i think i read somewhere once that its not good to store food in tins once opened , but cant remember the reason !



I am the same. I freak out at hubby when I see cans in the fridge - and he doesn't even cover them) but have no evidence/science to back up my freakiness...

According to the Food Standards Agency....

Tin cans
When you open a can of food and you're not going to use all the food straight away, empty the food into a bowl, or other container, and put it in the fridge.

Don't store food in an opened tin can, or re-use empty cans to cook or store food. This is because when a can has been opened and the food is open to the air, the tin from the can might transfer more quickly to the can's contents.

This advice doesn't apply to foods sold in cans that have resealable lids, such as golden syrup and cocoa, because these types of food don’t react with the can.

eatwell.gov.uk/kee…ing

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no you are not supposed to put cans into a fridge once opened

Original Poster

Ah-ha! Sciencey stuff! Thanks people, now I can freak out at hubby with Governmental Backup.

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for one minute I thought the thread was can I put Metalica in the fridge X)

It seems like an autistic tendency to me. Are you any good at the casino??

Penny Saver

Ah-ha! Sciencey stuff! Thanks people, now I can freak out at hubby with … Ah-ha! Sciencey stuff! Thanks people, now I can freak out at hubby with Governmental Backup.



lol, me too !;)

More examples of nutty women

pinkleponkle

More examples of nutty women



Yep !!, hehe

I was doing a food safety course yesterday at work and was told not the store open cans with contents in the fridge (I always used to and it never did me any harm! But now I've stopped that and transfer things to covered bowls or tupperware!)

I put half empty tins of beans in the fridge all the time, then eat the next day. I'm still alive unless I'm mistaken and I'm ancient to boot.

deek72

I put half empty tins of beans in the fridge all the time, then eat the … I put half empty tins of beans in the fridge all the time, then eat the next day. I'm still alive unless I'm mistaken and I'm ancient to boot.



+1

I think you may have confused your fridge with your microwave.

(_;)

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I think you may have confused your fridge with your microwave.(_;)



Lol @ your endless amount of sarky comments

MBeeching

Don't store food in an opened tin can, or re-use empty cans to cook or … Don't store food in an opened tin can, or re-use empty cans to cook or store food. This is because when a can has been opened and the food is open to the air, the tin from the can might transfer more quickly to the can's contents.

It might be bad...
Just like it might be bad to transfer unused tinned food to another container and exposing more food to the air than if you had just left it in the tin.

Original Poster

Oo-er. Just read the bit about reusing emtpy cans to cook food - I do this all the time!!! (making mini cakes in old bean cans.) Never mind eh - at leats I know there was a reason behind my 'not putting cans in the fridge' mentality. Shame I've poisoned us in every other way!

anything goes in the fridge, i found a magazine in there the other day X)

Penny Saver

Oo-er. Just read the bit about reusing emtpy cans to cook food - I do … Oo-er. Just read the bit about reusing emtpy cans to cook food - I do this all the time!!! (making mini cakes in old bean cans.) Never mind eh - at leats I know there was a reason behind my 'not putting cans in the fridge' mentality. Shame I've poisoned us in every other way!



as long as food is heated to over 70 degrees celsius throughout. All human pathogens and spores will be killed.
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