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Hot food in bags and containers?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 28, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Is it bad to put steaming hot food like meat and veggies in a plastic container or ziplock bag right away? Does it partially melt the plastic or anything? Sometimes I'm in a hurry and have to do this...

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on August 28, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Yes, but only when in contact with high acidity

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:31 PM

I put hot food into glass containers. If I need to put them in plastic, I let them cool first, then repackage.

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:31 PM

Aluminum can be bad as well.

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on August 28, 2012
at 05:34 PM

I often wonder this myself. I usually end up waiting until my food has cooled down in the pot before I put it in plastic baggies.

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(3213)

on August 28, 2012
at 05:27 PM

Yes, it is bad, when you heat up plastic and put it in contact with food, it bleeds BPA and other Hormone disruptive chemicals, I would rather use aluminum foil or a glass container.

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(3213)

on August 28, 2012
at 09:07 PM

Yes, but only when in contact with high acidity

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

(3043)

on August 28, 2012
at 08:31 PM

Aluminum can be bad as well.

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on August 28, 2012
at 06:37 PM

Use a glass jar. I put my lunch in glass jars now instead of plastic containers.

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:31 PM

I put hot food into glass containers. If I need to put them in plastic, I let them cool first, then repackage.

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on August 28, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Would aluminum foil be a better choice?

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