Freezer Died

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Freezer Died
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Mon, 07-04-2011 - 1:35am

OMG, I'm freaking out.

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Registered: 01-31-2001
In reply to: gypsy51
Mon, 07-04-2011 - 6:43pm
Susanne if you have a bathtub it insulates well with bags of ice. Blocks of ice last longer than bags too.

Get busy cooking. A slow cooker would be great. Cook whatever is thawing faster. With seafood you can cook it in crushed tomatoes and herbs then refrigerate. Cooked food will last for days in the fridge. If you make some into a casserole make two lots give one to a neighbor and ask if you can store the other in their freezer. Good luck. Let us know what happens.
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Mon, 07-04-2011 - 7:05pm
I gave some food to DS1 this morning and managed to fit the rest into the refrigerator freezer. I'll be one the phone first thing in the morning to the store we bought the freezer from. It's still under warranty so we should get a new one.

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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 2:38am
Good that you have a warranty. I hope you get it replaced quickly. Glad you did not have to throw any out.
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 5:51pm

I talked to the store where we bought the freezer (turns out it was September, not February) and they promised to make it right today.

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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 7:30pm
That's great thatt they got the new one to you so fast! I'd buy the extended warranty just to be on the safe side. Nice that you got to pick a larger one!
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Tue, 07-05-2011 - 9:56pm
Excellent to have a slightly larger one. So pleased you will save all that food. A great result.
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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 9:54am

OMGosh-so glad you found out the freezer failed in time-when ours died, we didn't find out until everything had ruined-it was awful and stinky! I still have not replaced the freezer!

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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:14pm
We haven't replaced our freezer yet either, died out and full of food. Everything was just about thawed out so I cooked up what I could fit in my freezer and gave mom and sis the rest.
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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 5:57pm
That happened to my parents. They bought an upright & had it on the back porch. Didn't open it often so they didn't know it had died. They had to estimate the value of everything in it, including about 20 pounds of venison, and they were given a check for the food from the company since the freezer was still under warranty.

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Wed, 07-06-2011 - 9:31pm
Oh yuk Lo, the smell would be awful. I keep wanting to buy a freezer, but each time I get close to looking at one, some other big bill comes in and the dream of a freezer moves further off into the distance.
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