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I Left My Freezer Door Open and Everything is Ruined. Such a Fool

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I know there's far worse going on. Just can't believe that I did it especially whilst there hardly any meat and frozen veg in my local supermarkets. Anyway I hope your day gets off to a better start 😍 Has anyone else done this? Or it is just me that's a fool πŸ˜‚

Dani1
2 months ago
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ShellyAnn
ShellyAnn2 months ago

I turned mine off at my old house as I didn't know what the cable was that was blocking the doorway to the garage. My mother had moved the freezer and didn't tell me. I thought what is this blocking my way and turned if off. A whole freezer full ruined and defrosted. So, yes, I've done this.

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Hi, oh no about your mum having moved it, it's such a pain to have a freezer full ruined. I feel bad as it's such a waste,but, I just have to laugh and start again 😍

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Been there, done that. If it was 'raw' food get it cooked quick and put it back. Unfortunately you can't save it all.

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Hi lilyflower Ah no, it's such a pain x I threw it all out as it was soft. I was lucky and managed to get some mince so going to make lasagne and cottage pie and freeze some 😍

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lilyflower
lilyflower2 months ago

Dani1 Ah well you know for next time lol. If it's raw meat it's ok to cook and refreeze.

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

lilyflower That's so true, I didn't realise 😍 (and it's common sense now I think of it lol) Hopefully I won't do it again, but you never know πŸ˜‚

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angemski
angemski2 months ago

Yep! been there and had to own up to it. Is there any way you can cook the meats and prep curries etc and freeze again?

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Hi angemski I couldn't believe I had done it. It's good that you owned up to it 😊 Unfortunately I couldn't save it. But just have to get on with it. Found some mince in the supermarket so that's a start πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

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angemski
angemski2 months ago

Dani1 That is so sad. I hope the situation eases soon and food starts getting stocked up. (we had some very strange meals for days........ 🀣 )

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

angemski It'll be fine, honestly. I think everyone will calm down soon πŸ˜‚ Ah have you had difficulties getting all the right ingredients? 😍

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angemski
angemski2 months ago

Dani1 Nothing I can't manage without - refuse to add to the madness and meals have been more 'interesting' than they have in a while. πŸ˜†

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

angemski That really made me smile. I know what you mean about not adding to the madness. They say it's good to try new things πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan2 months ago

Oh dear! I think we've all been there I've definitely left the door slightly ajar and the food has all turned to mush. Hopefully your supermarkets aren't too bad and you can replenish the food ❀️

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Hi HannahSunderlan I'm glad I'm not the only one 😍 πŸ˜‚ Was able to get some meat today so that's handy. Thanks, I hope that the supermarkets will be ok soon. I really feel for their workers πŸ’–

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

We have had that too but seeing as I don't get much money a month, I just did what they tell you not to and refroze and ate it (it was all frozen food initially, nothing fresh) Can't afford to throw food away.

I was fine πŸ˜‚

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Hi ukheather it did cross my mind πŸ˜‚but I thought there's enough going on atm. I couldn't take the chance. I'm glad you were fine, you are braver then me πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

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ukheather
ukheather2 months ago

My health will kill me before food will πŸ˜‚

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

If we don't laugh we cry eh lol so yeah same happened to us ice cream river in the kitchen haha xπŸ˜‚

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

So true and it's not worth crying over lol I was lucky that I didn't have that happen, don't fancy an ice cream river πŸ˜‚ Although I miss my kinder bueno ice cream πŸ˜‚πŸ˜x

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dani1 I mean I'm trying hold it together with everything going on so I gotta laugh and gotta love ice cream lol x

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Loislane Oh I didn't realise it happened today to you too x It's not worth worrying about. It's just one of those things. Best to laugh it off for sure πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dani1 mine happened other day lol aww bless you tc care stay safe xx πŸ’–

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Loislane ah ok it's a pain isn't it lol Thank you and take care too 😍x

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dani1 my anexety all over the place hun but I'll be OK hugs tc enjoy ya soup x πŸ’–

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Loislane I know it's easier said than done at this time but try not to worry. Look after yourself 😍x

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Loislane
Loislane2 months ago

Dani1 aww u too babe x

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi2 months ago

If your freezer is off for 4 hours that is a problem....because than everything defrost...

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Hi, AgnesFaludi yes it was for over 4 hours so the food is ruined but it'll be ok 😍

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly252 months ago

Hi Dani1, can you claim on your house insurance? Take a photo of the wasted food before you throw it away and do a rough total of the cost. This happened to me once but thankfully I was able to make a claim.

What a shame, especially at the moment. Tinned soup for you then?😊

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Hi gerrykelly25 thank you, I didn't think about making a claim tbh and have already thrown it away. If it happens again I will take pictures. That's great that you were able to make a claim as it is a costly mistake. I'll be ok with my soup I'm not fussy πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

Many people wrongly think that just because food has thawed or partially thawed that it cannot be refrozen, there are only a few things that can't be, the main danger is if it has reached room temperature. I suggest people check online before throwing defrosted food away. Food doesn't always even need to be cooked before it's refrozen.

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Thanks very much. I just couldn't take the risk. But if it were to happen again I'll check online for sure 😍

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Ann1984
Ann19842 months ago

Dani1 I be digging it back out of bin and cooking πŸ˜‚ good luck finding food to replace

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Ann1984 That made me really laugh πŸ˜‚ I'm tempted lol Thanks, I got a few bits 😍

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

i felt sorry you left your freezer door open and everything was ruined especially these days it’s very hard to get one thing from the store once my son left Coke can in freezer at night in morning when I came in the kitchen freezer door was open and coke can was blast every where was coke and I have to clean everything then I throw all vegetables in the bin I was πŸ˜” that day because in my home only one person like vegetables that’s me . I did miss you in last few days i hope you are ok take care see you later πŸ’πŸ˜Š

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Hi Sanitation1234 thanks so much. I just had to laugh it off. Oh no about the coke can that must have been a pain to clear up. It's nice to hear from you and I hope you are ok too. Take care and see you later πŸ’–

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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago
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Sanitation1234
Sanitation12342 months ago

Dani1 Hi I was missing you from yesterday I did try to write a comment but I delete it how are you must be busy all day I just read your comment and you mentioned about your family . my neighbour Irish they very nice people I never met you but by talking with you in chat I can feel your personality God bless you take care see you tomorrow πŸ’πŸ˜Š

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Sanitation1234 Hi, good evening 😍Sorry I was working and missed your message. That's so lovely that your neighbour is nice. It makes all the difference. You're very kind, thank you. It's lovely talking to you too. Take care and best wishes to you and your family πŸ’–

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HughJarsse
HughJarsse2 months ago

I doubt its ruined just refreeze it i have done it millions of times and never had a rumble tumble!

Dont listen to all the nay sayers you can refreeze chicken and meat etc its all PC overkill!

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LottieMyya
LottieMyya2 months ago

Where abouts are you from, if your local ive got some vegetables, veggies and vegan stuff i could share?x

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Dani1
Dani1
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2 months ago

Thanks so much for your kind offer. The stockpilers have calmed down slightly and it's been ok. Thanks again and take care 😍

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LottieMyya
LottieMyya2 months ago

Dani1 its still absolutely crazy here for food. People are just buying for the sake of it im sure. Were on day 12 of our isolating but the amount the neighbours are dragging in is unreal! Glad youve got it sorted x

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Rest assured 9 days on from your post, supermarkets appear to recovering from the onslaught of pure idiocy so you will be able to restock.

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