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Old 10-22-2012, 05:37 AM   #1
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How do you store your fridge!

Curious of what others do. Plugged in? Cracked open? Baking soda? My fridge has been in several weeks and plugged in most of that time. I have a 43qt Edgestar and no I haven't read the instructions from them. First time I've considered storing longer than a day or two.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:19 AM   #2
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Re: How do you store your fridge!

After each trip, we turn off and empty our refrigerator, clean the insides as necessary, and leave it wide open for a day or so until the inside temperature equals the outside temperature. (An open box of baking soda is left in the refrigerator all of the time.) It is then left cracked open enough that air can circulate through it. (Our van is driven several times a week around town. To keep the refrigerator door from slamming open or closed while driving, I made a couple acrylic "door stops" which have Velcro on the bottom and thus stay put on the carpeting, holding the door open.)

We plug into shore power a day or so before a trip and turn on the refrigerator so that it will be cold when we need to load it up again.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:47 AM   #3
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Always on. Solar or shore.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:36 AM   #4
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Re: How do you store your fridge!

Always ON nowadays, either on inverter or shore power. I put a LED night light in the outlet on my cabinet, so I can easily look in the window while walking by to make sure I still have AC power running if the van sits for a day or two.
I prefer my fridge always cold and always containing bottled water, Dr. Pepper, and beer. 3 of the four essential necessities for living. The fourth is bacon, which I can't store for very long unfortunately.

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Old 10-22-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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How do you store your fridge!

There's probably not a wrong answer here. I will most likely use some type of combination of all of the above. I don't use the van for daily driving and probably won't be in it for the next two weeks. Right now it's unplugged, so I'll use a stick to prop the lid. I guess I'll pick up some fresh baking soda on the way home.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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Baking soda is useless for odors. A couple of charcoal lumps are far more effective.
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Re: How do you store your fridge!

Mine is off, open a crack, and I put a few of these Silica Gel Disiccant packs inside. I got a small box of them from a friend a while back.

http://www.widgetco.com/1g-silica-gel-d ... QgodMWoA6Q

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Someone suggested a bag of coffee for odor
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yup on the coffee! It also picks up humidity like silica, and the smell of coffee is always nice, for me anyway.
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Re: How do you store your fridge!

Does it attract any bugs or rodents? If not I'll give it a try too!

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