A tip for itinerant owners

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A tip for itinerant owners

Post by e-richard » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:35 am

If, like us, you leave items in the freezer between your trips to the Algarve, you may have wondered if there was a serious electricity cut while you were away and whether the food is still OK.

Here's a remarkably simple tip:

1. Fill a cup with water from tap.
2. Put it in the freezer until it freezes solid
3. Now put a 50c coin on top of the ice and return cup to the freezer and leave it there.

On your next return trip, is the coin still on top ?

If its not quite on top, but a short way down, it means there was a short(ish) cut, and you could be OK
If the coin is at the bottom of the cup, it means there was a major cut and the food in your freezer would have thawed. Throw it out.

Its simple, cheap,and there is no iPhone App to download.

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Re: A tip for itinerant owners

Post by John Burgess » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:47 am

Good Idea I ussed to leave ice cubes the coin in one up on that I will be doing in April

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Re: A tip for itinerant owners

Post by logicbob » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:56 am

A good Tip.

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Re: A tip for itinerant owners

Post by pato » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:05 pm

Would it work with a 5p. I wouldn't leave a 50p in my fridge it would disappear. :(

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