We have two refrigerators. One upstairs, where we keep our everyday things like milk, eggs, cheese, etc, and one downstairs where we keep our raw meats and some of our produce (onions and green peppers mostly), as well as "extra" items. Last night, my husband went down to get the chicken from the fridge, and he noticed it was kind of warm. It seemed our son had been fooling around with the settings and he turned the fridge off and the freezer down to the lowest setting.
We've already thrown the meat out. My question is, should we toss the produce and everything else in the fridge as well? What about the freezer? It wasn't turned off, but it was all the way down, so most of the stuff was unfrozen (my husband thinks it was still cold, but he's not sure). Would our best choice be to toss it all and replace it or would some of it be alright to keep?
Here's a list of what's still in the fridge/freezer:
Half and Half (going to be tossed)
Whipping Cream (going to be tossed)
Some sort of meat wrapped in foil
Answer by jodi205 at 8:00 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by dancer at 8:14 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by meooma at 8:06 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by lovingmy4babies at 8:26 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by scout_mom at 8:28 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
I would toss everything from the freezer definitely smell the juices and if they smell bad then dump those and throw the rest of the items from the refrigerator away also; rather to be safe then sorry and have your family get sick
Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:49 AM on Mar. 8, 2011
Answer by monteza3 at 10:03 AM on Mar. 8, 2011