Chalk this one up to a simple tip that may not be for everyone but could help that person who has lost a freezer full of food before from an electric outage! 🙂
A Simple Tip for Your Frozen Foods While You Are Away
Over the last 8 years or so, the 3 homes we have lived in have all had issues with power outages. It wasn’t the houses but the locations we have lived in (high wind areas).
This meant that many times that we were out of town on trips, we would come back to find we lost power at some point during our trip. The problem was that we had not known how long we were without power.
A couple of times, we had to toss the contents of the freezer because we thought it could have been too long. That can be a big cost – especially if you don’t have to if the power was out for just a short time.
Well, fortunately, there is a cheap solution – as in a solution for a penny! 🙂 A friend told me about this a couple of years ago and we have used it with great results since then.
What To Do
Simply take a penny (or any coin) and put it on top of an ice cube in your freezer. That’s it! If you come home and find you lost power, just open the freezer to check the status of your penny!
If the penny is in the ice cube, it means the freezer warmed enough for the penny to drop. You can even tell how long it was like that based on how far the penny has sunk.
Yes, a very simple tip and one you may already know about but if you don’t, this is a nice solution to know if you need to toss your food when you get home and find the power was out.
Do you have any other tips for when you are away on trips?
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