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How long to wait before putting food into a new fridge?
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Old 05-06-2011, 11:49 PM
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Not sure if this is the correct forum or not but here goes.

I had a new fridge delivered this afternoon.

The delivery bloke said to wait 4 hours before switching it on but nothing about when I could put food in there.

The manual says to switch it on after 2 hours but we gave it 4 anyway.

It doesn't say in the manual how long to wait before you can put food in there.

I have put some spread, 1 litre of milk and some ham in there as these were things that wouldn't last long out of the fridge, so not a lot really.

Should I have left it empty for a number of hours before using it?
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The reason you leave it for x hours is for the gases to settle. After that, switch it on and load it up!
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Old 06-06-2011, 12:03 AM
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The reason you leave it for x hours is for the gases to settle. After that, switch it on and load it up!
That's great, thanks, best I get my husbands beer back into it then!

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Old 06-06-2011, 1:09 AM
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Leave it upright for 24 hours if it's been stored sideways, then turn it on, leave it for about 3 hours to settle, and go ahead.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:57 AM
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You dont have to wait any time to put food in it but just have to wait for the gases to settle.
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My wife has been waiting 23 years for my gasses to settle, she has given up and just puts food in me now
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Old 06-06-2011, 9:53 PM
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It'll take a while after switching on to reach optimum temp (because it'll be starting off at room temp) - you can determine temp with a fridge thermometer, so I'd suggest the time to put the food in is when it's reached the temp you want it to operate at.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:22 PM
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It'll take a while after switching on to reach optimum temp (because it'll be starting off at room temp) - you can determine temp with a fridge thermometer, so I'd suggest the time to put the food in is when it's reached the temp you want it to operate at.
But if the food that needs refrigerating is out at room temperature, it's better off in a not-quite-cold-enough fridge than a hot kitchen. Just beware that it'll take a while to cool down properly so the food in there might spoil quicker than normal.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:26 PM
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if it's a crate of stella, it never makes it into the fridge any way.
in fact, me and the wife usually drink the beer in tesco's car park.
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Old 07-06-2011, 9:49 AM
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But if the food that needs refrigerating is out at room temperature, it's better off in a not-quite-cold-enough fridge than a hot kitchen. Just beware that it'll take a while to cool down properly so the food in there might spoil quicker than normal.
I took it from

"I had a new fridge delivered this afternoon."

that the food was being transferred from the OLD fridge..... but maybe not.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:34 AM
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I took it from

"I had a new fridge delivered this afternoon."

that the food was being transferred from the OLD fridge..... but maybe not.
To be honest I had thrown most of the stuff away as it was mainly dairy produce.

It had been about 75 degrees and it had been sat in a broken fridge for a day and a half.

I am just stocking it back up from scratch.

A good thing in a way as it made me bin a lot of opened jars of sauces that I had maybe used once!

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