Does worcestershire sauce need refrigerated?

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  1. janezapchef

    janezapchef Gold Member

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

    Chef Kearns Gold Member

    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.
  3. kam

    kam CS Leader Staff Member

    We refrigerate ours once opened, but I tend to "refrigerate when in doubt".
  4. I'm 90% certain it should be refrigerated.
  5. raebates

    raebates CS Leader Staff Member

    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.
  6. pampcheflisa

    pampcheflisa Gold Member

    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.
  7. chefann

    chefann Gold Member

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

    AnnieBee Gold Member

  9. janezapchef

    janezapchef Gold Member

  10. heather223

    heather223 Gold Member

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

    janetupnorth Gold Member

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

    pamperedlinda Gold Member

    I don't refrigerate it either.
  13. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Gold Member

    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?
  14. chefann

    chefann Gold Member

    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.
  15. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Gold Member

    never refrigerated soy sauce either
  16. chefann

    chefann Gold Member

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

    pamperedlinda Gold Member

    mine are hanging out together too :)
  18. I have always refriged mine. I have never thought about it though. My mom does and I followed her.
  19. Teresa Lynn

    Teresa Lynn Gold Member

    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
  20. 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 Gold Member

    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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