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What to do with frozen foods in the event of a blackout?

The best solution is to connect a whole house generator, to restore electricity. If you do not have such an opportunity, then here you will find a list of tips to help you. Frozen foods during a blackout, how to prevent them: sometimes it can happen that power outages can endanger the integrity of the foods stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Let’s see what to do in the event of a power outage. Most modern food storage appliances have the ability to maintain the internal temperature even in the event of a power failure for more than 8 hours. The first thing we advise you to do in case of blackout is to consume perishable foods within a maximum of 2 hours.

These foods, in fact, outside the refrigerator can withstand a maximum temperature of 25 degrees; when the outside temperature exceeds 25 degrees, the bacteria begin to contaminate the food making it inedible. The second tip is to keep both the refrigerator and the freezer always closed during the blackout; in general, a freezer completely full of food is able to maintain the temperature for 48 hours. If the appliance is not completely full, it can manage to maintain the temperature for 24 hours. Another tip is to cover both the refrigerator and the freezer with very heavy blankets, in order to be able to isolate the heat coming from the outside and keep the temperatures low inside the appliance.

If the power outage lasts for a prolonged period, we recommend using dry ice to keep the temperatures inside the freezer as low as possible. In particular, if the blackout lasts for more than 6 hours, it is advisable to place the most delicate foods, such as milk, meat and dairy products, inside a container with ice. Finally, once the electricity has returned, you will have to check which foods can be consumed and which ones should be thrown away. If you believe that frozen foods are still in an optimal state of conservation, you can continue to keep them inside the freezer.