So you ordered some food for dinner, but you can’t finish it, what should you do? When it comes to storing and reheating delivered meals, there are a few important tips to keep in mind to ensure that the food remains safe and delicious.
It's important to always store delivered meals properly. This means keeping them in the refrigerator or freezer as soon as possible after delivery, and making sure that they are stored in airtight containers or resealable bags. This will help to prevent any bacteria from growing on the food and will also help to preserve its freshness and flavor.
Next, it's important to reheat delivered meals properly. This means making sure that the food reaches a safe internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74°C), which is the temperature at which harmful bacteria are killed. This can be achieved by using a microwave, oven, or stovetop to reheat the food. It's also important to make sure that the food is reheated evenly, so that it is heated through to the center.
Another tip for storing and reheating delivered meals is to be mindful of any sauces or gravies that may come with the food. These types of liquids can often separate during storage and reheating, so it's important to stir them well before reheating to ensure that they are well mixed and heated thoroughly..
It's also important to consider the type of food when storing and reheating delivered meals. For example, delicate foods such as fish or seafood should be reheated more gently, to prevent them from becoming overcooked or rubbery. Similarly, foods that contain a lot of fat, such as fried foods, should be reheated at lower temperatures, to prevent them from becoming too greasy.
Storing and reheating delivered meals properly is crucial to ensure the safety and quality of the food. Proper storage, reheating at safe temperature, being mindful of sauces and gravies, considering the type of food and reheating it evenly are some of the tips that can help to keep the food fresh, safe and delicious. Following these tips will ensure that you can enjoy your Shuttle orders to the fullest, every time.