Have you ever came from work, or after a long trip and noticed that your digital clock is showing the wrong time?
“Certainly there was no power outage!” You might think. Even if it was, you simply cannot acknowledge how long there was no electricity…
Maybe it was for a few days, leading to defrost food and its deterioration. When electricity comes back, foods freeze again and you almost do not notice that they were thawed.
As we know, it can be very dangerous, because some foods are at risk of spreading salmonella and other bacteria!
Today you’ll discover a way to find out if – and how long your freezer was without electricity!
You will be able to find out whether the food may be consumed or was too long being in warm.
For this you need:
- a cup
Pour water into a bowl and place in the freezer to freeze. When in the cup remains only ice, put a coin on the top of the cup and then return it to the freezer.
When, for example, after the holidays back home, before eating food from the freezer, look where the coin is!
If the coin is still at the top you are good to go, but… If the coin is now at the bottom of a cup, it means that electricity was out for a long time, so the water completely dissolved, and the coin sinks all the way to the bottom. Then it is better not to consume the foods from the freezer.
Brilliant trick, easy to use. Especially useful when you go on a long trip!
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Originally taken from Cusine and Health