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Broken fridge -- Worcestershire sauce

Clarissa May 2, 2012 11:31 AM

My fridge broke for a week. It was about 65 degrees in there, and stinky. I tossed almost everything, but there was a very large bottle of Worcestershire that I saved. Can it be used? I need some today. Thanks.

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    Clarissa May 2, 2012 06:01 PM

    Thanks, all. It's all psychological -- because the fridge was all hot and smelly from being off for a week during warm weather, I felt funny about using it. But if it requires no refrigeration, that means the same thing in all climates, so I'm definitely going to use it tonight.

    Thank you all very much for the helpful responses!

    1. Bacardi1 May 2, 2012 03:31 PM

      Will be just fine. Worcestershire sauce requires no refrigeration before or after opening.

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        MonMauler May 2, 2012 03:16 PM

        I'll agree with all those that think it should be ok. I don't refridgerate my Worchestshire at all after opening it. That stuff sits in my pantry, unrefridgerated, all the time.

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          ferventfoodie May 2, 2012 02:14 PM

          A chef friend who worked in the L & P development kitchen assured me several years ago
          that their sauce does not need to be refrigerated.

          1. Robin Joy May 2, 2012 11:39 AM

            Lea and Perrins (the brand which must have 95% of the UK market) requires no refrigeration. You'll be fine.

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              Clarissa May 2, 2012 11:40 AM


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              tzurriz May 2, 2012 11:38 AM

              I don't refrigerate my Worcestershire sauce. I think it should be okay.

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                Clarissa May 2, 2012 11:39 AM

                Thanks! Being cheap and lazy, I didn't feel like having to get more.

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