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I found the fridge and freezer unplugged. Now what?

I found the fridge and freezer in my (6 person) shared house turned off at the plug socket this morning. The freezer temperature had got to -6 degrees C. I read that it should be -18 degrees C. My breakfast milk from the fridge was room temperature. I don't know when the plug had been switched off. My housemates have meat in the freezer. To avoid the risk of food poisoning, should I tell everyone to throw all their food out? If not everything, what should we prioritise getting rid of?
posted by mister_kaupungister on Nov 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Another refrigerator pickle pickle

I made a big batch of refrigerator pickles last night, and forgot to bring the brine back to a boil before pouring into the filled jars. The brine was warm-hot, but definitely not boiling. Today I have a bunch of cold vegetables that do not taste very pickle-y. Can I strain out the brine, re-boil it and try again in the same jars? Or have I ruined it?
posted by mefireader on Jul 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Kitchen appliance anxiety

It's time for another big grown-up milestone: new kitchen appliances. And I'm paralyzed by the thought of making the wrong decisions. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jan 13, 2014 - 33 answers

Put it in the fridge. No, not THAT part.

As I was leaving for work yesterday, I instructed my mother to "help yourself to the oatmeal; afterwards, put it in the downstairs fridge." This morning, as I opened the downstairs fridge, I discovered she'd put the actual slow cooker appliance into the fridge along with, instead of just, the ceramic insert with the food. Will this harm the slow cooker? [more inside]
posted by Zelos on Dec 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Any plumbers awake?

We need to disconnect our refrigerator's water line (going to the ice maker) ASAP. Like, tonight, or before 8am tomorrow. (It's a long story.) There is a copper line that runs from the fridge to a hole in the floor. There are no valves. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Sep 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Chalkboard-painting a stainless steel refrigerator: possible?

Can I paint my stainless steel fridge with chalkboard paint? I've found lots of tutorials on how to do it with a regular white fridge (whatever those are made of) but nothing on stainless. Should I try to sand it? Do I need primer? Please advise. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Sep 1, 2013 - 15 answers

mystery fridge shelf

We have a refrigerator/freezer shelf that fits in the door of our GE Profile fridge, but isn't shaped in a way that actually holds anything...if we put stuff in there, it just falls out. Dr. Google and the GE website are not helping me. What is this shelf for and can we use it for anything?
posted by quinoa on Jul 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Can I Eat It Filter: Refrigerator Left Open Edition

We left the refrigerator door open an inch this morning before going to work today. Is our food still okay to eat? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Jul 15, 2013 - 18 answers

Baa baa warm sheep

Asking for my sister: "Accidentally left the fridge door a crack open last night. Inside was a pound of ground lamb. When discovered this morning, a thermometer registered the meat at 50 degrees. Is the meat ruined, or still within temperature limits?"
posted by deezil on Jul 2, 2013 - 16 answers

Living without a fridge

My fridge is a 115L bar fridge with a small freezer, and it's never particularly full. I've been thinking about getting rid of it altogether. I would like to hear from anybody who successfully gets by without a fridge: any tips and tricks? what did you not realize before you made the transition? anything else I should consider? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jun 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Keep Track of My Food

Is there a good way for my family to keep inventories of our refrigerator and freezers? [more inside]
posted by EtzHadaat on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Living in a box, living in a cardboard box

Remodeling with an eye toward my own use (for the next 4-5 years) and rentability (in ~5 years?). [more inside]
posted by bendy on Jun 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Ice Box Man

I was recently watching the 1985 Tom Hanks movie The Man With One Red Shoe. In it, a dead CIA agent is briefly hidden in Tom Hanks' refrigerator. Can you think of other movies with people in refrigerators? [more inside]
posted by Confess, Fletch on Apr 6, 2012 - 33 answers

Stop my runaway fridge!

My fridge is running and I can't catch it! [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Aug 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Refrigerator repair or reefer madness?

My refrigerator runs too long, methinks. What might be the problem, and would it be madness to try to fix it ourselves? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal on Jul 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Broken refrigerator

Refrigerator trouble. [more inside]
posted by rainy on Oct 29, 2010 - 6 answers

What could be wrong with my elderly, non-cooling fridge?

I just discovered that my fairly elderly refrigerator and freezer have stopped cooling. What is most likely to be wrong, and is it worth it to attempt to fix it? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Aug 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Clunks from a refrigerator

Refrigerator trouble - loud clunks - what should I do? [more inside]
posted by rainy on Jul 17, 2010 - 4 answers

She don't seal like she once did

Replacing a refrigerator door seal: handy homeowner project, or professionals-only procedure? plus related questions. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jul 15, 2010 - 16 answers

I need ice! Help me make it happen.

I bought a kit to hook up my ice maker to a cold water line. I am having a hard time figuring out how to get the poly tube connected to the saddle valve. Pics inside... Also, I am aware that the back side of the saddle valve is not pictured. I have that, but its not in the pictures. [more inside]
posted by Brettus on Jul 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Unplugging my refrigerator for 24 hours fixed it. Will the fix last?

My side by side refrigerator/freezer stopped cooling, so we unplugged it and went to buy a new one. On a lark I plugged it back in 24 hours later, and now it functions perfectly. Anyone know if the problem is likely to return (or what the problem might be?) I vacuumed the back-bottom compartment where the compressor is located, but there wasn't much dust there so I doubt dust was the problem.
posted by djedery on Jun 28, 2010 - 14 answers

Fridge cooling woes

We just moved into a new apartment, and our cat promptly decided to hide behind the fridge (~20 year old Inglis System 2000, freezer on top). When we pulled it out from the wall to get her out, we decided to give the back a vacuum. I'm not sure when or how the condenser coils popped out like this but now they won't lie flush with the back again. I'm assuming this is why our freezer is no longer freezing and our food has thawed (as we just moved in, we had nothing in the fridge). Any ideas? Thanks in advance?
posted by avocet on May 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Refrigerator Magnet Game?

What was the online refrigerator magnet-style word game where you made sentences with random pools of words within a time limit, and then everyone voted on the results?
posted by nzero on Apr 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Can a brother get a hookup?

Installing a new water hookup for a fridge. [more inside]
posted by mkultra on Feb 11, 2010 - 11 answers

What is this horrible smell emanating from my refrigerator?

What is this horrible smell emanating from my refrigerator? [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Jan 26, 2010 - 7 answers

Not-so-Fantastic Plastic

Can you help my household kick the plastic habit? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Oct 30, 2009 - 35 answers

Will freon poison my food?

I punctured the freon line in a GE minifridge. Is the food safe to eat? [more inside]
posted by Picklegnome on Feb 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Can I still eat the ham?

Can I eat ham that wasn't properly refrigerated? I got a fully cooked ham from my employer, put it out in my car trunk during the day, and forgot about it when I got home. Over the next few days, I didn't remember it at all. The whole time it was refrigerator temperature outside, and the trunk of my car was probably the same temperature. All that changed when I had a freak 60 degree day on Friday, and then it was back to being 20 outside. I remembered the ham last night as I was putting something else in my trunk. Did that 60 degree day ruin my chance of eating the ham?
posted by deezil on Dec 21, 2008 - 23 answers

How long will food and milk last in a refrigerator without power?

How long will food and milk last in a refrigerator without power if I don't open the door? [more inside]
posted by rfbjames on Jul 19, 2006 - 15 answers

How can I make my refrigerator stop reeking

My refrigerator reeks like a landfill, with no apparent reason for it. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by Your Time Machine Sucks on Oct 14, 2005 - 13 answers

Chest freezer can operate as fridge?

Can I operate a chest freezer as a refrigerator? [more inside]
posted by Rumple on Oct 12, 2005 - 12 answers

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