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How Long Will Food Last In a Fridge Without Power?

If your power goes out, the first thing you might think is "How long will food last in a fridge without power?" Here are some tips to help keep food safe in a power outage.

If your power goes out, the first thing you might think is “How long will food last in a fridge without power?” Here are some tips to help keep food safe in a power outage.

I live in a cold state and the winters here are quite brutal. Even as I type the wind chill temperatures today range around -20 degrees Fahrenheit. And with the frigid temperatures, there have been many power outages due to ice on the lines and accidents. A month ago there were many people across the state who lost power for 5 to 6 days. Unfortunately, power outages can happen any time and anywhere. Then you start wondering how long the food in your refrigerator will last when the power goes out.

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Weekend Project: Deep Clean the Refrigerator

Holiday entertaining is over and it's time to tackle the fridge. Deep cleaning the refrigerator is a perfect weekend project.

Holiday entertaining is over and it’s time to tackle the fridge. Deep cleaning the refrigerator is a perfect weekend project.

Have you put away all the holiday decorations yet? While the tree and wreaths may be down, I’m still recovering from hosting holiday gatherings. The fridge is often neglected during regular kitchen cleanings, but it’s time to tackle that refrigerator deep cleaning. In January there isn’t quite as much food stashed away and it’s a perfect time to make the refrigerator look and smell good again.

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Refrigerator Shopping: How Big Do You Need?

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When refrigerator shopping, think about the space in your kitchen and how much food you need to store.

If your refrigerator is still giving you problems after trying our troubleshooting techniques, it might be time to buy a refrigerator! There are so many things to think about in buying a new refrigerator. Many new models have fancy features and bells and whistles, but the first thing you have to think about is how big a refrigerator do you need. Before you get overwhelmed with the refrigerator shopping process read on for some pointers.

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Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Ice Build Up, Hot Outside, Loud Bangs

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Refrigerator troubleshooting: Fix common problems like ice buildup on your own before calling the repairman.

We all have trouble from time to time with our refrigerators. Of course the last thing we want to do is to call a repairman because a repairman equals $$$. I know there have been times I have called a repairman about fixing something, and then came to find that I could have fixed it myself. Here are some more troubleshooting tips for refrigerators that can help save you time and money. See the rest of the refrigerator troubleshooting series for easy fixes to other problems.

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Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Strange Noises and Open Freezer Doors

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Common problems like strange sounds and the freezer door popping open may be fixed with these refrigerator troubleshooting tips.

Nobody likes it when refrigerators have problems, but unfortunately many appliances do have issues from time to time. Some of the issues can be easy to fix, some need a repairman, and other times the refrigerator just needs to be replaced. Our Refrigerator Troubleshooting series will give you some ideas and tricks to try before having to make that phone call to the repairman.

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Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Not Cooling, Broken Ice Maker and Leaks

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Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Try these fixes for common problems before you call the repairman.

A broken refrigerator is one of the worst things to come home to. It usually starts with a broken ice dispenser or maybe a puddle in or under your refrigerator. Maybe your refrigerator isn’t cooling at all. Refrigerators are big and expensive and, unfortunately, break down from time to time. Nobody wants to have to spend money on a repairman when there is a problem. But, there are refrigerator troubleshooting steps you can take on your own that may be able to help you fix the problem entirely, or save you money before calling the repairman.

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