How To Reheat Leftovers Safely (Without Ruining The Taste) [Infographic]

How To Reheat Leftovers Safely (Without Ruining The Taste) [Infographic]

Reheating leftovers has become much simpler since the advent of the microwave. However, there’s still a lot that can go wrong in terms of taste and food safety. This infographic covers everything you need to know; from best storage practices to fool-proof nuking tips.

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The infographic below comes from self-improvement blog Happy To Survive. It contains detailed advice on reheating previously cooked food with equal emphasis on food safety and tastiness. There are also some effective cooling tips for when you want to store cooked food immediately. (We’re not sure about adding ice cubes to soups though; surely that would dilute the taste and texture?)

In terms of food safety, the main thing to remember is that leftovers should be reheated to 165 degrees Celsius (or brought to the boil) to guard against food poisoning. For more tips, check out the full infographic:

[Via Happy To Survive]


  • oil does not go in the water with pasta ffs. it prevents the sauce from sticking to the pasta. you just need to stir every now and again to prevent the sticking.

    • THIS! It’s okay to use a little afterwards for flavouring but omg indeed don’t ever do this. Pasta ruined! If you really want it to not stick so much, use a little butter instead after you have drained the water. Even that is blasphemous for most people but it’s a lot better than oil.

    • you tie a spoon and hang it from the center of the microwave, just dangling enough to touch the contents of what you are re-heating, and then turn it on and voila.

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