15 Ingredients You Should Never Store in Your Fridge

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That's a bird sculpture made with butter. Isn't that cool? Oh, yeah, refrigeration …. There is a conflict of opinion on this one. Pasteurized butter doesn't have bacteria, so leaving it out might be fine. Many people do, and they're healthy. They keep it on the counter or table, covered or sealed. Most butter is pasteurized. How long you can leave it out of the fridge is also up for debate: A few hours, or all the time. Salted butter is especially safe to leave out. Because salt. Also, don't keep batteries or nail polish in the refrigerator. Battery life will decrease, and polish hardens. We prove everything is better with butter with this collection of buttery recipes.

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