Teapot in the fridge?
Dumb question but an honest one … when you brew a pot of tea specifically for icing down, do you put the (ceramic) teapot straight in the fridge? Any pros or cons to doing so?
You should never put any hot liquid… or item for that matter… directly into the fridge. It creates steam (and thus mold and other funky things) and can break your teapot.
Whoops, I should edit that to say “in the fridge after it cools.” No, wouldn’t put one in any warmer than room temp.
i have worked in food service for years
even if it’s hot it goes right in the freezer or fridge
all food services dishes should only allow about 1" deep of foods when possible to speed cooling process (shallow large pans, tall thin pots, thick is the enemy)
faster in less chance for growth-mind you we’re talking meat, soup, and ‘foods’ here not tea
now we’re talking tea
i don’t think it matters much, and probably is better for the other refrigerator inhabitants if you let it chill first then put it in
is the teapot covered? otherwise i see no reason to worry