Have you heard about using a cup of water and a quarter to test if the food in your fridge is safe enough to eat? If you’re away from home for more than a day, it can be difficult to tell if the power went out and for how long. If your refrigerator turns back on and re-freezes and chills food again, your food may no longer be safe to eat. To test this, fill a cup with water and freeze it. Place a quarter on top, then place the cup in your freezer. If you come home and the quarter is on top, it’s totally safe. If it has submerged to the middle and re-frozen, in most cases the food is still safe to consume. If it’s on the bottom of the cup, it’s time to dispose of all the bad food.
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