Quote Originally Posted by InsaneJ View Post
I've stored the following items inside of an Alloy Furnace for about 24 hours (not in-game time):

I took them out and kept them in my inventory for a minute or so.

No idea if this is normal or not. But it seems you can keep stuff stored like this for weeks.
This would be close to normal the test would need to be at least a few days. i took 48 hours off and watched sandwiches disappear. i will stick a fresh sandwich in the alloy furnace and check it next week sometime.