Does anyone know if you can get some sort of doohickey you can leave in
the freezer which will sound an alarm if the temperature rises ? I know
cold kills batteries, so have no idea how it could work.
google him say
Have never used one but am considering it now that I have seen them
Don't be a wuss. Unless the food had been at room temperature for a
while, the worst that will happen is that some of it may have
agglomerated (e.g. frozen chips), and icecream will have shrunk.
>> Does anyone know if you can get some sort of doohickey you can leave in
>> the freezer which will sound an alarm if the temperature rises ? I know
>> cold kills batteries, so have no idea how it could work.
> google him say
> Have never used one but am considering it now that I have seen them
I fitted one of their BUZ-LK models to my inlaws' freezer, since the old
chap often left it open. It's a bit crudely made, and mounting the main
box on the side of the freezer only works if there's a lot of room
between it and the next appliance. Because theirs is an under-worktop
model, I had to mount the box below the door, where it's vulnerable to
being kicked, or knocked off when they pull the bottom basket right out.
Still, it's reduced the number of times my wife's had to go and defrost
it for them.
I couldn't face re-learning how to make electronic devices without any
valves - hence the diy was only installation.
My fridge has a door open alarm - it goes off constantly because the
little ice box door has fallen off and you can't switch that compartment
off separately! Grrr...
Welcome to the 21st Century.
I used an indoor/outdoor thermometer with built in alarm.
Put the 'outside' temperature sensor inside (thin wire stright over the
door seal) and set it to shriek if the temperature rose past a certain
Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
*lightning protection* - a w_tom conductor
"They" DO make trousers which prevent change spilling out. First pair I
got, I thought someone had mis-stitched across the pocket. And that is
still what it feels like. Things get stuck and, overall, I hate them.
My granny's great-aunt started off doing home food deliveries:
Welcome to the 19th Century ;)
No! No! No! You'll get food poisoning, practically guaranteed. And
possibly a VERY severe kind, too. DON'T DO IT! NEVER refreeze food
that's partially defrosted. You're just asking for trouble, especially
if the food is fed to children whose immune systems are not fully
developed (especially nowadays when they are not allowed to play
outside and thus do not get their usual intake of worms, soil etc).
> I don't have a freezer, but since my op last Friday I may have to get
> one as I can't drive and will need to get food delivered.
Our freezer has an "annoyance beep" built in when the door is open for
more than about 20 seconds. Actually rather good as it increases the
"load speed" of getting fresh stuff in and the door shut again.
Surely the important thing is that bacterial growth on raw meat is not
dangerous as long as it it properly cooked after thawing. it's
bacterial growth on cooked food that leaves the toxins that are then
not removed by re-cooking. After all, game meat is left to go rotten
before being cooked.
We have the one with the variable time-delay and it works perfectly. It
originally came with a loud but quite high-pitched piezo beeper; fine
for me but the missus has high-frequency hearing loss and she couldn't
hear it. I contacted the seller and he offered to replace the beeper
with an equally loud low-pitch buzzer at no charge.
I suspect you could make one with a few components (reed switch, timer,
oscillator, beeper, case and magnet) for a couple of pounds.
> I wouldn't risk it. I think if the recommended temperature of -18 deg
> is not maintained, some foods are going to make you ill, especially if
> they get a little warmer, and are then frozen again when the fault
> (open door/lid) is detected. That way food poisoning lies.
That is what cooking is for :-) it tends to kill bacteria.
My Freezer door left open (slightly) by one of my kids ... much of the front
Checked ... all was covered by House contents policy .... so replaced the
What a waste of money
I always refreeze it unless its gone mouldy.
Frankly if something smells really bad I don't eat it, but stiff that's
been defrosted for half a day? forget it The bugs have only just landed
not even started to breed.
Don't everlook the bugs that are already there. Particularly in mince, where
they are distributed through the product and a certain amount of breeding
has already taken place in the mincing process due to the heat produced by