posted on Nov, 19 2016 @ 04:11 PM
Did you ever wonder if your freezer is working properly? Did you ever wonder if your freezer stayed working while you were on vacation or away?
Maybe the power went off, but for how long? Did the food thaw...and then refreeze?
We have numerous freezers full of meat (cattle business and all). I often worry that if I don't check them every day if one were to shut off or break
and we didn't know it hundreds of pounds of meat and frozen foods could be lost. Now if they quit working completely that would be pretty obvious,
but what if they started working only intermittently?
Well, here's a clever trick which solves this problem and addresses all the other concerns also. I read this tip on another forum and thought I'd
Take a plastic cup / jar and fill it with water, something that won't break. Freeze the vessel solid in the freezer. Then place a coin such as a
quarter on top of the frozen water. Set the vessel with the coin back in the freezer in an upright position.
Now just periodically check the vessel and ensure the coin is still on top. If the coin is partially down in the frozen liquid, your freezer (and
your food) partially thawed at some point and refroze. If the coin is at the bottom, your freezer (and food) completely thawed and refroze.
If your jar is liquid when you open your freezer, and the coin is at the bottom...grab your nose QUICK!!
edit on 11/19/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)