Hi all, Recently my fridge (undercounter Hotpoint without freezer) stoped working. The thing is when I was cleaning it I snapped the thermostat wire in half. So I bought a replacement thermostat. Its pretty much the same as the original one (Ranco K50) but has 1 extra terminal (terminal number 6) in between other 2. Now when I put the new thermostat it worked for a minute and then switched off (even though fridge was room temperature by that time) and than switched on again and off. Basically it didn’t cool it. Now when I connected one of the wires to the terminal number 6 it started to work, but now it doesn’t switch off at all and freeze my food. What does that extra terminal number 6 do? Whats its purpose? Is it auto defrost (read somewhere) Is it possible to still wire up somehow this thermostat without buying different one?
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You may be letting things you already have spoil and be wasted because of unnecessarily early preoccupation with survivalist recipes.
So check on the end of that loaf of bread, those open jars, the fresh vegetables about to go off, etc, and include them in the first menus you plan.
For example, today I made a nice warm lunch for myself out of some slightly freezer burned frozen lobster ravioli, the good parts of wilted scallions, and frozen corn. I am hoping to avoid opening any of the beans, canned soups, etc that I have recently purchased, for at least a week.
Americans waste 40% of the food produced in this country. Be more mindful and plan around what you have, and you might have 40% more days of food in your home.
This happened some years ago, I was reminded of it by reading stories on here.
I'd just moved to Sydney, and had been living in a sharehouse for a few months, that I found though a flat-share website. We got on ok, would go out to parties together etc. Most of the stuff in the house was theirs, I only brought my fridge, and they had just thrown theirs out, considering it replaced.
I'm about to get the week's groceries and ask my housemate if she wants anything, no she's good. I get lots of food to cook for the week and come home, to find her standing awkwardly with her boyfriend. She had "weird news." They had decided to move out together! How exciting! Ok, so I guess that means I take over the lease? Nope, they considered themselves the last in a long line of friends who'd leased the house, and being the last to go, thought it fitting to terminate the lease. They had notified the landlord prior to speaking to any of us. They figured I could stay with my sister, jack was only in the... keep reading on reddit ➡
The really tall ones are super annoying.
My boyfriend and I are both vegan, we have been for maybe 6 years or so. I love him very much and most of our life values are in alignment. He is passionate about veganism from an ethical standpoint, I am more vegan for health.
My 18 year old kitty is going to pass away soon. She is not ‘sick’ per se but the poor baby is just ready to cross the rainbow bridge and we took her to the vet a week ago because she’s started to soil herself and he said to expect that she won’t make the next few weeks.
He told us to feel free to spoil her as much as we like, and said If she has an appetite to feel free to give her her favorite treats etc. My baby girl has indeed started to lose her appetite.
I knew from previous experience before I was vegan I would feed her bacon as a treat and she went nuts for it. Out of desperation I picked up some bacon and cooked it for her and she went absolutely bonkers trying to get to the bacon. She gobbled it down and has been interested in food again since,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Boris Johnson has been missing for two days.
I can't wait to see her face light up when she opens it.
My mom owns this condo. I cover the mortgage with the help of roommates. My original roommate moved out, and I have lived with my current roommate for six months now. Everything started out fine.
Then as she got more comfortable with me she would regularly ask me to “borrow” food. Which I thought was weird. I told her to help herself to food/alcohol as long as she replaces it or keeps up the stock. She welcomed me to do the same.
At first she was consistently replacing the food, but slowly she stopped. Eventually it became me buying all of the food. When I noticed, I said something to her about it. She apologized to me and told me she was roughing it a bit and she would start buying the food soon. She never did.
On top of this, her friends started coming to hang out on Saturdays, and they were eating up my food and drinking my alcohol too. Even when I was not home.
I am fed up. On Saturday evening when she left with her group, I anticipated them all coming back to hang out af... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently lost everything in a flood, and while insurance covers it, (thank god) I have quite a while before I can get a new fridge/freezer/stove.
If anyone has any ideas of foods I can make that are nutritious and simple, and don’t need refrigerating. I would be so appreciative. I have a one burner camp stove and a small countertop oven (the best option since I don’t have to go outside to use it) available. I can’t keep any leftovers though.
Thank you in advance.
Edit: thank you everyone, your suggestions are amazing. I managed to compile a grocery list and I think I’m gonna be alright!
I do some subcontracted work for a store that sells small appliances. Someone returned a "Bar fridge" at the returns desk with a complaint that it wasn't getting cold, and he had to throw out a bunch of food. He had apparently bought it on sale, and now it wasn't working. He was insisting on getting his money back, or a new model which costs atleast twice as much, plus the cost for all of his lost food.
So it got sent back to us to inspect. We need to double check that it is actually broken before we can return it back to the manufacturer. We plugged it in, and sure enough there was no compressor noise, so we went to check the compressor and... There was no compressor, at all. I took a closer look, and this wasn't a bar fridge at all, he had bought an indoor herb grower. They look Very similar to a bar fridge, but all these do is circulate room air, and it had lights that turn on and off to simulate daytime. So ofcourse this is why his food had spoiled. I checked the features and retu... keep reading on reddit ➡
This saved me many times while going to Costco, where you usually go out for milk and bread and then wind up with those two plus 3 years worth of olive oil, lentil soup and so much bacon (not to mention tires, shorts and life insurance).
So I just kind of got bored today and battered some things and deep fried them.
Mushrooms are the best result of today. Carrots surprised me. Not bad dipped in a little ranch. Of course the onion rings worked. Pickles were pretty good as expected. Broccoli was disappointing, I probably should have done it with cheese. Would have been more extensive but ran out of fridge items. Grocery day is coming up.
Anyone else have any interesting ideas for me to mess around with on my next pay?
I'm thinking I should put random food items into homemade ravioli next.
Empty plates at a restaurant and "feasts" that could maybe feed a party of 6 are not convincing. You want the rumors to die? Show us your fridge every day. Show us the lunch time haul. Give us your recipes for 15+ servings of everyday, healthy meals.
I would also like to see sleeping arrangements that aren't claustrophobic fire hazards and posts on your homeschooling materials and schedule. But we know your kids' basic needs and rights are of little concern to you, so I won't hold my breath.
About 1.5 years ago, I got my hands on some of Bootleg Biology's Brulosophy blend of yeast, made a large starter, decanted, and moved to test tubes which each ended up with about 4-5 ml packed yeast in the bottom in my beer fridge.
I planned on using them soon, but life hit (touring musician) and I didn't have a chance to brew again...until this weekend. One bright spot of all of this I suppose.
I thought I'd see if I could revive any of it, especially since you can't get that yeast anymore, so I made another big starter, slowly warmed the test tubes up, and added about 40 ml of packed yeast to it. That was about 36 hours ago and I've seen zero signs of activity, which I believe I usually have by now with every other starter I've done.
How long should I let it go before I give up? Any success stories?
EDIT: It's on a stir plate, but I've been periodically sloshing it around to aerate it just to be safe, and the last time I did some unmistakable CO2 bubbles came to the top - not... keep reading on reddit ➡