Someone told me they do this while they go on vacation and I said, heck you should do this all the time.

We travel a ton, so this would be a good idea to put in your refrigerator if you're going to be leaving your house for a while. Here's how to keep you and your family from eating bad or spoiled food by accident--

  • Fill a cup with water
  • put it in the freezer until it’s solid
  • put a quarter on top
  • If the quarter is on the bottom then the power went out for enough time to melt the ice and if it's frozen the power was off and went back on.

It's all about safety because your food is probably spoiled!