Can you store food in metal pans in refrigerator?
Hereof, can you put metal in the fridge?
Storing food in the fridge in an opened tin is a bad idea, but it's not because of botulism (at least, not directly). When these foods are stored in the opened metal can, tin and iron will dissolve from the can walls and the food may develop a metallic taste.
Considering this, can you put pots and pans in the fridge?
If you can hold the metal pan with your bare hand, you can put it in the oven or into the refrigerator. A metal pan with a non-stick coating might suffer from a radical temperature change. You would want these pans to come to room temperature before putting one into the refrigerator or on/in the heat.
Stainless steel doesn't absorb bacteria nor does it leach chemicals, so storing your food in a stainless steel container can give you peace of mind when it comes to your health. Stainless steel is non-staining and non-porous. These containers are refrigerator safe, making them a great option for leftovers or lunches.