In an emergency situation, whether long term or short, freezer failure can mean the loss of all or part of a large investment in food, time, and money. It pays to know what to do if your freezer stops working.
At any time of the year, a freezer may fail to function because of mechanical problems, power failures or human error. The best time to decide how to handle such an emergency is before it happens. When a freezer stops working, the first rule is to keep the freezer door closed. In a well-filled freezer, food will probably remain frozen for about two days if the door is kept closed.
This simple step by step two page guide will walk you through everything you need to know to be sure that the food you have carefully prepared and preserved in your freezer will survive this emergency.
- What to do when your freezer stops
- What to do to keep your food from thawing
- What to do with thawed food
- What to do to plan ahead