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Old 10-19-2014, 08:15 PM   #1
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Hot Sauces - Fridge or Room Temperature?

I was watching a show on TV that comes on in the early afternoon.
One of the host's said that hot sauce (Franks, Tabasco ect...) should be left at room temp.
We keep ours in the fridge as our bottles are big and last a very long time. We get them at Costco.
He said the hot sauce would lose heat in the fridge.

Is this true?
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:24 PM   #2
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Don't know. I keep hot sauces at room temperature. I've noticed they lose heat over time at room temperature.
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Old 10-19-2014, 11:43 PM   #3
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Mine are always in the fridge. I'd happily keep them out if that's what is warrented, but they all say "refrigerate after opening."
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Old 10-20-2014, 02:26 AM   #4
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I keep ours in the pantry. I use them as in ingredient, but Himself tops his plated food sometimes. I suppose if he thought they lost some potency he would just put more on his meal. Meanwhile, neither of us have died, so that's good.
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:20 AM   #5
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Mine are on the lazy Susan on the table. I think it might depend on how much you use. I use a lot of hot sauces and they don't last more than 2-3 months in my house.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:10 AM   #6
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a co-worker taught me to keep hot sauces in your desk at work, not in the fridge.

they seem to magically get reduced in the office fridge, and if you bitch about it, they magically just get really thinned out.
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:39 AM   #7
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...and if you bitch about it, they magically just get really thinned out.

Kinda like the vodka my parents kept in the fridge when I was in high school.
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Mine are always in the fridge. I'd happily keep them out if that's what is warrented, but they all say "refrigerate after opening."
Interesting. None of mine indicate refrigeration.
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With the exception of sriracha, cholula, and tabasco, most of the hot sauces I have on hand are homemade. I keep them all in the fridge. Just because.
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Interesting. None of mine indicate refrigeration.

Now you're making me look.

Hm. Of the 8 bottles, only 2 say refrigerate after opening. So that frees up some fridge space!
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