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Default Trying to Salvage Frozen Food


jmcquown wrote:
> Wayne Boatwright wrote:
> > On Thu 29 Dec 2005 11:58:29a, jmcquown wrote in rec.food.cooking:
> >
> >> Some time during the night my almost 20 year old refrigerator
> >> decided to die. It stopped cooling 2-3 years ago but if I hit it in
> >> the right spot the compressor would kick in again. Then after that
> >> it just started working all by itself again. No such luck this time.
> >>
> >> I brought my own refrigerator to this apartment but they are going to
> >> have maintenance bring me a replacement. Sadly, the replacement
> >> refrigerator is tiny (14 cu. ft); not that mine was huge but you'd be
> >> surprised what a difference 4 cu. ft. makes.
> >>
> >> Meanwhile, all my frozen stuff is almost completely thawed out. I
> >> have it in a cooler with ice and will try to salvage as much of it
> >> as I can. What a pain in the a** this is! At least it answers the
> >> question about what to do with my leftover dressing... throw it away
> >> LOL
> >>
> >> OB Food: not sure I'll have any

> >
> > How awful, Jill! Bet you wish you had bought that freezer a couple of
> > years ago. :-(
> >

> You bet I do!
>
> > Is all of your frozen stuff thawed or can it be put into the freezer?

>
> Some of the stuff still had some ice crystals on it but the tilapia and bay
> scallops will have to be dinner tonight (what a shame LOL).
>
> > If not completely thawed, you could buy some dry ice to put in the
> > cooler instead of regular ice. That would preserve it until you get
> > the new unit in place.

>
> Hmmm. Wonder where I'd have to go for that? I'll check for the next time.


Yellow Pages

Everyone should have the location of the nearest ice house taped to
their fridge, very useful for power outages.