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Had a disaster...

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by nick909, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Modern fridges are well-insulated and providing the door was closed overnight, and the rubber seal is sound then it should be okay as the interior of the fridge won't have increased much in temperature over a few hours, if at all. Obviously, once the door was opened, the heat would have transferred in fairly quickly. As long as the transition period between first opening the door and getting everything moved was fairly quick, it should be okay. A full fridge will also stay cooler for longer than an empty fridge in such circumstances, so it being full will have been a bonus!
  2. the evil tokoloshe

    the evil tokoloshe New commenter

    Should be good for 24 hours of power outage as long as the door wasn't being constantly opened and closed. We had a series of rolling power 'load shedding' outages in 2009 and 2010 to prepare for the world cup theoretically and even with these my fridge was fine. Had a 8hr special the other day when a big storm hit various transformers and again no problems. Current temperatures range from 15 Celcius to 35 Celcius so if my cheap and old fridge can manage it in those, a UK fridge should have no problems with a few hours overnight.

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