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Safely reheat leftovers

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Sep 29, 2020.

When you're ready to eat leftovers, reheat them on the stove or in a conventional oven or microwave until the internal temperature reaches 165 F (74 C). Slow cookers aren't recommended for reheating leftovers because these devices may not heat foods hot enough to kill bacteria.

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