Leftover pizza… left in the box on the counter or refrigerated?

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ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Tuesday’s 98.3 TRY social dilemma came from Rex. Here is his email:

Hi Jaime.

Quick question for your social dilemma. When you order a pizza and you have leftovers, do you leave the pieces in the box on the counter to be eaten the next day or do you put them in the fridge? I’ve always left them on the counter, but now my buddies tell me it’s disgusting. I don’t know why this is such a big deal. I put it in the microwave to warm it up when I go to eat it, so that would kill all the germs, right? That’s how I’ve always done it, and I’m 49. I can’t be the only one.

Thank you I like. Have a nice day!


Well, that’s an interesting question? I know here in the office in the pre-COVID days, when there was pizza left after a meeting, it would stay in the break room on one of the tables, but that’s because we expected to be eaten during the day. At home, I always wrap it up and put it in the fridge. I would be afraid to eat a pizza left on the counter overnight.

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