The coin in the freezer trick is something that everyone should know about. Great for when you travel or when there’s a power outage! So simple, but so incredibly useful!
This coin in the freezer trick is definitely one of those ones that made me go “Yes! So smart! Why don’t we all do this?” I have to admit that I’m a little bit of a food safety geek from all of the training I had when I ran the coffee shop back in the day, but this is still super handy for everyone to know about. Seriously, food safety is so fascinating. I know you don’t believe me, but it totally is. 🙂
How the Coin in the Freezer Trick Works
So here’s the trick:
Take a small container, fill it with water, and place it in your freezer until it’s frozen solid. Next, stick a quarter (or any coin, really) on the surface of the ice and put it back into the freezer.
Let me explain: If you’re ever away on vacation or (unfortunately) evacuated from your home for some kind of emergency and you come home to see signs that the power has been out, that little coin just may save you a lot of stress and illness. It could also provide you with a lot of peace of mind. Of course, whenever the power goes out for an extended period of time, we all worry about the food in our freezers staying frozen. This is especially true if you always like to keep a well-stocked freezer like we do. That’s a lot of food that could go to waste!
It Makes So Much Sense!
Whenever you think you’ve lost power in your home or even if you’re not totally sure and you just want to double check, go to your kitchen and look at the coin in the freezer! If you find the coin still sitting on top of the ice, then the power came back on soon enough. Everything stayed and frozen. When you see that the coin has fallen to the bottom of the container, you know that the power was out for quite awhile and most of your food probably defrosted. If you see this, get rid of all the food in your freezer and start fresh.
The coin the freezer trick can really save you a lot of worry and uncertainty and I just love that. If you’re reading this, I hope you run to your freezer right away to try this out, just to give yourself a little bit of extra peace of mind the next time you’re away from your home. I know I ran straight to my freezer when I heard about this!
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