We’ve all been there! You cooked too many meals for the week or ordered in too much take out from your favorite restaurants, and now you’re stuck with a refrigerator full of leftovers, leaving you to wonder what is safe to eat and what’s not.
These general guidelines will help you decide what to keep and what to throw away — Chinese take out, we’re looking at you!
- Depending on where you live, you may see your food stamped with “best if used by,” “sell by,” or nothing at all. The most important label is “best if used by,” which helps you get top quality food. The food will be safe by that date and a few days after.
- Keep your refrigerator’s temperature set to 40 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler. Bacteria loves to grow between 40 and 140 degrees!
- Leftovers should be stored in proper containers within 2 hours of cooking or 1 hour on hot summer days. Make sure to seal everything tight with as little air inside as possible.
- Do not overfill your fridge. This can block vents and prevent the proper circulation needed to keep your leftover food items perishable.
- To cool food rapidly and make sure it reaches a proper storage temperature (40 degrees F or below,) divide large portions of leftovers and store them in shallow containers.
- Leftovers should be reheated to 165 degrees F.
- Do not rely on your senses – smell, taste, or sight does not matter when it comes to leftovers! Get rid of any food that has sat in the fridge for more than four days.
Is your refrigerator failing to keep a cold, consistent temperature? The experts at Speedy Sub Zero can fix it – we have been repairing refrigerators and freezers in the tri-state area for over 75 years! No matter the make or model, our licensed technicians have the experience to get the job done, call us anytime to schedule a same-day appointment at 866-782-9376.
Refrigerators tend to make some noise while operating, but if yours is excessively loud, it could be a sign that something is wrong. The refrigeration experts from Speedy Subzero break down three possible reasons why your refrigerator is giving you headaches.
Automatic Defrost Feature
If you have an automatically-defrosting refrigerator, certain noises could actually be a sign that it is working properly. As frost builds up on the inside of your freezer wall, a small heater inside of the unit heats up to melt it. This defrost heater commonly pops and hisses when it is activated, so if the noise isn’t happening all the time, it’s probably safe not to worry about it.
If you notice that your refrigerator never stops, this could be the sign of an air leak. If your fridge’s rubber door seal (also known as the gasket) is cracked, it could be allowing cold air to escape and warm air to enter. This forces your compressor to work overtime in order to maintain a cold temperature, leading to constant running and a high energy bill. An air leak is best characterized by a steady, around-the-clock humming, though it is usually not excessively loud.
You may think of your refrigerator as nothing more than a giant box of ice, but the truth is that it’s a complex machine that requires several components to seamlessly work together. If one of these components – such as the compressor or evaporator fan – is malfunctioning, it could be the source of your loud noises. These sounds are generally loud, abrupt clunks. If this is what you are experiencing, contact a local repair service before bigger problems arise.
Do you suspect that your refrigerator may be broken? If you live in New York City or Long Island, call Speedy Subzero for a repair! We can fix any make or model of refrigerator or freezer, and all of our work is promised to last. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City, so call us today at 866-782-9376.
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are countless tips and tricks for everything imaginable posted on the
internet and discussed around office water coolers, most of them too
obscure to believe. Keep dust and dirt off of your home’s curtains by
applying several coats of hairspray to them. Place three drops of
vinegar on your tongue to cure the hiccups. Store your household
batteries in the refrigerator to make them last longer. Speedy
Subzero may not know much about curtains or the hiccups – but we
know refrigerators – which is why we are going to take a closer
look at the last tip to see if it is true or not.
, standard alkaline batteries stored at a normal
room temperature self discharge their energy at a rate of 2% per
year. Raise the temperature to 85°
the rate increases to about 5% per year. Increase it again to about
the rate skyrockets to 25% per year! With this knowledge, it is easy
to understand why people advocate storing your batteries in the
truth is that you should not store batteries in the refrigerator,
especially if you do not live in an extremely hot climate. The best
case scenario is that you increase their lifespan by an insignificant
margin. On the other hand, refrigerating your batteries can lead to
condensation, which can actually corrode and damage them. In fact,
both Energizer and Duracell advise against this method, instead
saying to store their products in a dry, room-temperature climate for
over 60 years Speedy Subzero has been repairing refrigerators so that
everything in them stays fresh, even batteries. Our “warehouse on
wheels” storage approach allows us to provide one hour service to
New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. We are open 24/7, even on
holidays, so give us a call at 866-782-9376.