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AUDIO | This is how long you can keep certain foods out of the fridge

AUDIO | This is how long you can keep certain foods out of the fridge
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While you may think you know how long you should keep your food out of the fridge, the results below are surprising...

From store-bought rotisserie chicken to freshly made apple pie, here is how long you can keep certain foods out of the fridge:

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Freshly cooked or boiled eggs

2 hours is the maximum amount of time freshly cooked or boiled eggs can be kept out of the refrigerator. 

Butter

Although many keep their butter on the counter at all times, butter should be kept out of the fridge for a maximum of 2 days.

Cheese

Cheese can be kept out of the fridge around 2 to 12 hours, depending on its type and brand.

Fruit pies

Surprisingly, fruit pie can be kept out of the fridge for a whole 48 hours before it goes bad!

Mayonnaise

Don't leave the mayo out for more than 8 hours or it will go bad!

Cooked chicken

The verdict is in...cooked chicken should not be left out of the fridge for more than 2 hours before it goes bad. 

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