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Here’s the reason you should put a coin in your freezer before going out of your house

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Are you planning a trip and wondering how to ensure the food you’ve stored in the freezer remains safe for consumption? There’s a straightforward tip that we’re sharing today which can help you determine the safety of your frozen items.

Unforeseen power outages during your time away can cause your freezer to thaw, subsequently leading to the spoilage of food stored inside. These instances often occur without our knowledge, posing a risk to the quality and safety of the frozen items.

A woman has devised a clever method to verify the functionality of our refrigerators using just a mug of water and a penny. This innovative experiment will relieve you from worries about spoiling vegetables or fruits in your fridge.

Facebook/ Sheila Pulanco Russell

Sheila Pulanco Russell introduced this easy and efficient fridge-mug experiment using basic tap water. The concept is quite simple – if the penny in the mug freezes, it means your fridge is doing its job well, keeping your groceries adequately chilled and frozen. On the other hand, if it doesn’t, it’s probably a sign that you need to replace your refrigerator to avoid food spoilage. Give this handy experiment a try at home today!

In a Facebook post that rapidly garnered immense attention, with hundreds of thousands of reactions and shares, Sheila elaborates on the process. She states:

โ€œFor those of you that are evacuating from the coast, I just heard a great tip. Itโ€™s called the one cup tip. You put a cup of water in your freezer. Freeze it solid and then put a quarter on top of it and leave it in your freezer. That way when you come back after youโ€™ve been evacuated you can tell if your food went completely bad and just refroze or if it stayed frozen while you were gone.

If the quarter has fallen to the bottom of the cup that means all the food defrosted and you should throw it out. But if the quarter is either on the top or in the middle of the cup then your food may still be ok. It would also be a great idea to leave this in your freezer all the time and if you lose power for any reason you will have this tip to fall back on.

If you donโ€™t feel good about your food, just throw it out. The main thing is for all to be safe. Please SHARE this on your page. ๐Ÿ˜€โ€

However, if you’re uncertain about the safety of your food, it’s best to discard it. Prioritizing health over everything else is paramount in life, and it always should be. Remember, when in doubt, better safe than sorry.