Why you should always put a quarter on a frozen cup of water before storms

Ken Sears
Ken Sears
Published on February 22, 2021

If the power goes out when you aren’t home, everything from meat to milk will be at risk. But if the power returns before you do, you’ll never know if your fridge was running the whole time or not.

Here’s a simple trick you’ll want to remember if you’ll be away during bad weather.

You put a cup of water in your freezer. Freeze it solid and then put a quarter on top of it and leave it in your freezer. That way when you come back after you’ve been evacuated you can tell if your food went completely bad and just refroze or if it stayed Frozen while you were gone. If the quarter has fallen to the bottom of the cup that means all the food defrosted and you should throw it out. But if the quarter is either on the top or in the middle of the cup then your food may still be ok. It would also be a great idea to leave this in your freezer all the time and if you lose power for any reason you will have this tip to fall back on. If you don’t feel good about your food, just throw it out. The main thing is for all to be safe.

Ken Sears
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