Is It OK to Put Leftovers in the Fridge While Still Warm? โ€” Food Safety

If you’re wondering about the right way to put leftovers in the fridge, you’re not alone. This may well be one of the great kitchen debates! Some insist that leftovers need to be kept out of the fridge until they reach room temperature, while others see no problem putting them in the fridge while they’re still a bit warm (and maybe this is even the better way).

So, who’s right? Is one method safer than the other, or does it even matter?