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Does worcestershire sauce need refrigerated?

Discussion in 'Recipes and Tips' started by janezapchef, Feb 5, 2009.

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  1. janezapchef

    janezapchef Senior Member Gold Member

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    Anyone know? I'm clueless about sauces that do/don't need to be refrigerated.
     
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  2. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I don't know if it has to be, but we do. We don't use it fast enough to store it on the shelf.
     
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  3. kam

    kam Legacy Member Staff Member

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    We refrigerate ours once opened, but I tend to "refrigerate when in doubt".
     
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  4. peichef

    peichef Senior Member

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    I'm 90% certain it should be refrigerated.
     
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  5. raebates

    raebates Legacy Member Staff Member

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    My bottle doesn't say anywhere to refrigerate after opening. My guess is that there's enough salt in it that it won't go bad quickly.
     
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  6. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I have never refrigerated mine, and it's always been fine. But, most of the time that I use it, I use it in something that is being baked or grilled.
     
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  7. chefann

    chefann Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I don't refrigerate mine, and it's been in my pantry for ages.
     
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  8. AnnieBee

    AnnieBee Senior Member Gold Member

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    Ditto Ann :).
     
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  9. janezapchef

    janezapchef Senior Member Gold Member

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    Thanks everyone!
     
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  10. heather223

    heather223 Senior Member Gold Member

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    I don't refrigerate mine either. :)
     
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  11. janetupnorth

    janetupnorth Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Ditto Ann and Annie...Mom never did, I never have...never gotten sick either...
     
  12. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I don't refrigerate it either.
     
  13. ChefBeckyD

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    Interesting - I've always refrigerated mine, but now I'm thinking I don't have to, and can free up some valuable refrigerator real estate!

    What about Soy Sauce? Would that be the same thing?
     
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  14. chefann

    chefann Legacy Member Gold Member

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    So many of those condiments have so much vinegar and salt that they're perfectly fine in the cupboard unless they specifically state to refrigerate. Heck, I didn't even keep ketchup in the fridge until this last bottle I bought indicated "refrigerate after opening" on the label.
     
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  15. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legacy Member Gold Member

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    never refrigerated soy sauce either
     
  16. chefann

    chefann Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Becky, my soy sauce is in the cupboard, too. Right next to the Worchestershire, actually.
     
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  17. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legacy Member Gold Member

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    mine are hanging out together too :)
     
  18. jrstephens

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    I have always refriged mine. I have never thought about it though. My mom does and I followed her.
     
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  19. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I have one in the fridge and one in the pantry next to my soy sauce
    depends on who uses it as to where it goes
     
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  20. cactus_flower

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    Recently I couldn't find my soy sauce in the pantry, so I looked in the fridge and there it was. So, I read the label and discovered "refrigerate after opening". Well, for 30+ years I have been storing it unrefrigerated. I tried refrigerating it after reading the label, but, honestly, I prefer it unrefrigerated.
     
  21. gailz2

    gailz2 Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I never would have given it a thought to NOT refrigerate it. I've been doing it for 35 years, and my mom did before me. I suppose I should read labels more often.
     
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