Refrigerators

Does the light really go out when we close the door? From the early icebox to the modern built-in frost-free stainless steel double door works of art, refrigerators have improved greatly over the years, and we seldom think about them until they don't work right. From cleaning methods to repairs, this category is the place to get advice and answers to your questions about refrigerators.

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Refrigerators

What is the American word for refrigerator?

I have always said Refrigerator, as you have written.

Thank God we do have them.

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How do you tell the age of a refrigerator?

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There should be a small metal plaque somewhere on the fridge that has model and date info. It is different on different makes and models, but you should be able to find it.

Alternatively you can cut the fridge in half and count the number of rings inside the core of the fridge.

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How long does opened bologna last in the fridge?

Generally deli products can last for a few months if they're not open from their original package. Once opened, the items can easily spoil in a matter of a week or less. I would say you have approximately 3-5 days depending on refrigeration.

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Who invented the refrigerator?

Various mechanical refrigeration devices appeared over the years.

  • The first known artificial Refrigeration was demonstrated by William Cullen at the University of Glasgow in 1748, and relied on the process explained by Michael Faraday, but it was not practical. It was big, bulky and took up too much room.
  • An American inventor named Oliver Evans invented a refrigerator in 1804. In 1834, Jacob Perkins invented the "Practical Version" that was a big hit.
  • Dr John Gorrie, a Scot, received a patent in 1851 for an ice-making machine.
  • Carl Paul Gottfried von Linde (1842-1934) developed refrigeration in Germany in 1876 . He set up a commercial company in 1879.
  • While the process of the invention of refrigeration actually began as early as the 1700s and many appliances got their start from those early ideas, the idea of the home refrigerator was started by a Frenchman named Marcel Audiffren. His idea and patents were puchased by the American Audiffren Refrigerating Machines Company and units were built in Fort Wayne Indiana by General Electric. They were the precursors to the Frigidaire. The first unit was sold in 1911 for about $1000.00.

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How long do cooked pierogies last in refrigerator?

You shouldn't keep them in the fridge for longer than 2 days as the filling doesn't taste good anymore. It's better to freeze them uncooked and then boil them on the day when you want to have them. They are the yummiest when eaten fresh, either boiled or boiled and then fried lightly. Hope my answer helps.

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Where is defrost timer on a ge refrigerator tbx24zkb?

Look behind the toe plate in front of the fridge, usually mounted near the center, or it will be mounted on the inside of the fresh food section, behind the control housing. Be sure to unplug the fridge before attempting refrigerator repair on this control.

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What is the Life expectancy of a household refrigerator?

{| ! width="75%" | Appliance ! width="25%" align="middle" | Expected life in years | Microwave oven 10 Garbage disposal 10-12 Trash compactor 10 Water heater, gas 11-13 Water heater, electric 13-14 Water heater, tankless (on demand) 20+ Smoke detector 10 Refrigerator, side by side 14 Refrigerator, top mount 14 Refrigerator, bottom mount 17 Refrigerator, single door 19 Refrigerator, compact (dorm type) 5 Washing machine, top load 14 Washing machine, front load 11 Dryer 13 Range, electric 17 Range, gas 19 Dishwasher 10 Cooktops 13-20 Air Conditioner (room size) 10 |}

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How long can fresh ground turkey be refrigerate?

2-3 DAYS. (Not weeks as the last person wrote)...

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How long can cut oranges last in the fridge?

3 days

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How long can bacon be left out of refrigerator?

If it is thawing, then as long as it takes to thaw completely. If it is already unfrozen, then perhaps a couple of hours, once, before being used either immediately or as soon as you next take it out of the fridge.

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What are the Five uses of thermostat in a refrigerator?

it is use to adjust the set point of the aircondition for cool and heat, fan also on

and off.

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How do you get a dent out of a refrigerator door?

Get one of those cans for cleaning computer keyboards and a good hairdryer that can get very hot. Aim the hairdryer on 'Hot' at the dent until the metal is too hot to touch. Now spray it with the can of compressed air on the same area, - most times it will pop right out.

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Onions and Garlic

Do nuts need to be refrigerated?

They don't have to be refrigerated, but they will keep longer if they are. Being refrigerated (or even frozen) will help delay rancidity.

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Cupcakes

How long do cupcakes last in the fridge?

At least a week before they go dry.

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Why is frost bad for a freezer?

The problem is, because it's a good insulator.

The way a freezer works, you have a load of pipes at the back, you compress a gas in the pump, that makes it hot and loses the heat out of the back of the fridge or freezer. It then pipes this condensed, compressed room temperature gas into the freezer, it then expands, evaporates, gets cold, and so the coldest bits of the fridge are where this expanded gas is flowing through.

The problem is that wants to get the heat from the fridge, but if you've got a great big layer of ice, that's going to insulate the cooling part of the fridge from the contents of your fridge, so the fridge is going to be warmer, which means that the actual fridge-freezer is going to work harder to keep cold, which means it gets even colder, it means you get more ice that will build up so it'll go horribly wrong until the fridge just conks out.

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Macaroni Noodles

How long can you keep macaroni and cheese?

if unprepared dry package: refer to expiration date

if prepared there is the concern of salmonella from dairy products. It should be frozen or if refrigerated, kept for no more than 48 hours.

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Meat

How do you store duck meat in the refrigerator?

You store Duck meat in duck fat

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What is the average life of a refrigerator?

4 years

This is a very silly answer. Refrigerators are not particularly high tech. Just a compressor and a sealed circuit for evaporation/cooling.

I am just in the process of replacing a fridge/freezer I bought in 1967-44 years ago.

It has had one service call to replace a finally defective temperature sensor.

I would expect any reasonable brand fridge to last at least 15-20 years.

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How long does pickled crab last in fridge?

Despite the fact that this food is pickled, it will not last long in the refrigerator.It will stay good for only a few days. 2 to 3 days at the most with shellfish.

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How long can you keep meat out of the refrigerator?

Typically you should follow the two hour rule. If it's been in the danger zone, which is between 40 degrees and 140 degrees Fahrenheit, for more than two hours then you should discard it.

Exceptions might be something like if you left it in the car in the middle of winter when the temperature is below freezing.

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Where should you store jelly in the refrigerator?

I normally go for the top shelf, just to make sure it doesn't get damaged.

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Cooking Times and Temperatures
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How long can you store a whole ham in the fridge?

After removing the ham from its packaging, place it in a clean tea towel or ham bag that has been soaked in cold water and a dash of vinegar (brown or white) The tea towel or ham bag must be moist (not dripping wet) and cover the entire ham. As long as you replace the towel or ham bag every day or two the ham will keep for around 2 weeks. Obviously use your own judgement, if it smells bad don't eat it!

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How do you fix a refrigerator door that has dropped?

PUT IT INTO the slot and tighten it with screws. that's it

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How long can you keep tea in the refrigerator?

you can keep tea in a refrigerater forever as long as you dont take it out

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What happens to a filet steak if left in the fridge to long?

The steak may go bad and leave a bad odor.

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