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Can I leave boiling hot chicken soup to cool overnight



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newbie613




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:26 pm
I just turned off the flame and want to go to sleep. Can I leave it out overnight? Or better to put big pot of soup in the fridge?
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devorah1231




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:27 pm
newbie613 wrote:
I just turned off the flame and want to go to sleep. Can I leave it out overnight? Or better to put big pot of soup in the fridge?


I usually leave on a simmer overnight. I find my soup cools enough to put away in about 4 hours.
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glamourmom




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:27 pm
I do it often. is your kitchen very warm?
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mommy3b2c




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:27 pm
Why can’t you put away hot soup ?
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eduardo




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:28 pm
I would only leave it out overnight if it was cooking, otherwise I’d be worried about bacteria
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newbie613




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:29 pm
mommy3b2c wrote:
Why can’t you put away hot soup ?
one rule I learned as a kid was not to put hot stuff in the fridge. Not sure if still applicable
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newbie613




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:30 pm
devorah1231 wrote:
I usually leave on a simmer overnight. I find my soup cools enough to put away in about 4 hours.
it’s been simmering all day…
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Eselle13




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:33 pm
Is it a huge pot that was just boiling? If yes, you can leave it out. It will still be quite warm in the morning. My mother does it all the time
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newbie613




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:35 pm
Eselle13 wrote:
Is it a huge pot that was just boiling? If yes, you can leave it out. It will still be quite warm in the morning. My mother does it all the time
probably a 10 or 12 quart pot.
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salamanca




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:50 pm
I would not put it directly in the frig. It will warm up the other food inside. I know it sounds painful, but I would set my alarm for 3-4 hours and go put it in the frig then.
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Tao




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:52 pm
I have done this and the soup went bad. Wouldn't recommend.
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Tao




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 10:53 pm
simmering overnight is not the same as no flame
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lucky14




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 11:27 pm
salamanca wrote:
I would not put it directly in the frig. It will warm up the other food inside. I know it sounds painful, but I would set my alarm for 3-4 hours and go put it in the frig then.


This is what I have done in the same situation. I go down real quick, stick it in and go back to sleep.
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ladYdI




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 11:49 pm
I make a really big soup. I shut my soup at 12 and let it cool til the morning
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Lovable




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 11:49 pm
Leave the lid on and go to sleep
No way your 12 qt pot of boiling soup is cooling off all the way in just 8 hours
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tweety1




 
 
    
 

Post Thu, Dec 07 2023, 11:59 pm
Depending what size pot. 20 qt? I do it all the time. 8 qt? Never. For my 20 qt pot often enough I can't even put it way first thing in the morning because it's still too hot.
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missknowitall




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Dec 08 2023, 12:09 am
Soup spoils quickly. It's a very common cause of food poisoning. Don't do it.
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Chana Miriam S




 
 
    
 

Post Fri, Dec 08 2023, 1:47 am
Proper food safety is to leave on very low overnight or batch it down so it cooks faster. Sorry.
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