By eggmarie - 10/07/2012 16:12 - United States - Lancaster
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Going to answer major questions here: I'm a college kid. I live alone and have a small fridge. I shop at Walmart with coupons and that's how I managed to fill my fridge on $100. I have AEP and the power was on for a bit before it went back off (not enough time for the fridge to get cold again) so I assumed I was okay. Apparently it was a "test run" I borrowed coolers from family and got some ice. I just moved here a few weeks ago and haven't met many new people so I'm stuck at my house. Thank you for the well wishes and crossing my fingers that it's back sooner than anticipated!
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Time to get a cooler full of ice and make a new fridge for yourself :P
@5: Most of the stuff in your fridge can actually survive quite a while. Dairy milk and yogurt go bad (don't know about soy), but cheese and eggs will be fine. Packaged meats will be OK if the package stays sealed. Veggies and fruit will be fine, regardless. Mayonnaise will go bad if opened and peanut butter might also, but most other condiments like ketchup should be fine.
So you can keep food LONGER, not necessarily to keep food. As 46 said, some food can survive for a few days not in the fridge and even longer in the fridge. Some food, however, can not get left out for a few hours because they can spoil. 46 is not implying that you don't need a fridge. He/she is just saying that some food do not HAVE to be kept in the fridge. To...much...education...
next time your power goes out, keep your fridge closed as long as you can. it saves the food, unless it's out for three days. then your screwed. return the food?
58 - Yeah I don't think that's exactly correct, food can be tampered with. You have no clue what they have access to, so it should be assumed that the food is no longer up for consumption and should be tossed. You can return food yes, but for a refund because maybe the store did something wrong/recalled food.
Hold on a second... *checks OP's location* Great, you're American! Sue the bastards!
Dry ice maybe? Or underground fridge. Just some option there. Sorry about your power outage.