Have you ever heard someone say that you should put a coin in the freezer before you leave the house? If you are leaving your house for a vacation, a business trip, or maybe just a weekend with your family, here a trick you should do before leaving.
Power outage is unpredictable and if we left home without knowing it, our food stored in the freezer might be defrosted or gotten destroyed. Bright side shares a simple trick, telling you if it is safe to consume the food that you left in the freezer in case of any prolonged departure from your home.
The method is simple. Just fill a cup with water, and put it in the freezer. When it’s frozen, place a coin on the top, and return it to the freezer.
One Facebook user named Sheila explains this trick. She said:
“For those of you that are evacuating from the coast, I just heard a great tip. It’s called the one cup tip. You put a cup of water in your freezer. Freeze it solid and then put a quarter on top of it and leave it in your freezer. That way when you come back after you’ve been evacuated you can tell if your food went completely bad and just refroze or if it stayed frozen while you were gone.
If the quarter has fallen to the bottom of the cup that means all the food defrosted and you should throw it out. But if the quarter is either on the top or in the middle of the cup then your food may still be ok. It would also be a great idea to leave this in your freezer all the time and if you lose power for any reason you will have this tip to fall back on.
If you don’t feel good about your food, just throw it out. The main thing is for all to be safe. Please SHARE this on your page.”
In case you are doubting whether the food is safe or not, better to throw it out. Life is the most important thing and health will always be a wealth.