Why have you never mentioned the cleansing benefits of cold? I learned this by accident, and am able to take advantage of it because of my northern residence, but cold helps many things. Lasagne, mac 'n cheese, chilli, baked beans, TURKEY PAN, etc. are all made easier to clean if they are cold. Just try putting a half-eaten casserole in your fridge (or out on your balcony if you live in the north) and you will be amazed at how easily food lifts off it!