You are back from a weekend and your the digital clock shows the wrong time? This shows that there might had no electricity but you can’t know for how long the electricity has been gone.
It might be from a few hours to a few days, this can cause your food to defrost and deteriorate.
When the electricity is back ,the food will freezes again and you wont know that it is spoiled .
It is dangerous because the foods are at risk of spreading salmonella and bacteria.
Here we will show you a way to find out how long your freezer has been out of power and is your food still good for consumption, or not.
- 1 cup,
- a coin,
- put water in the cup
- place it in the fridge
- wait for the water to freeze
- put the coin on the top
return it to the freezer.
When you come back after holiday, the coin will show you if you should eat or dispose the food.
Here is how:
- if the coin is on top in the middle of the ice cubes, it means that there was not a power failure and your food is safe for consumption.
- if the coin is at the bottom of the cup, it means that the electricity failure was for a longer period of time, and you shouldn’t consume your food.