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I noticed the freezer sounding louder than usual. Went over and door about a inch open. I took out a bunch of baggies with dishes I have cooked in last 6 months and gave to friend. Most stuff still fairly froze but friend gave me some venison last week and it was thawed but still cold. Being that it fresh meat I think will be OK. Have some calamari and couple things like that going to toss. I have hundreds of dollars food in there. I order a latch like I have on another freezer that opens when you shut fridge door. Wish it had a alarm like my side by side!
 

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I’d think anything still cold should be ok? I did something similar recently but caught it early.
 

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Had to happen right after getting venison I been begging for few years. It was sitting on frozen food. He is bring me venison sausage and summer sausage tomorrow. I owe him big time!

Here the sausage he made
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That food would have to be fully Defrosted and WELL above 50° forseveral hours to go bad. If caught and the Defrosted meat is still cold, I'd just shut the door...JJ
 

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Only concern I would have would be for fish and seafood...it does not stand up well to multiple refreezings...it's a texture thing, though would still be safe to consume. The calamari, good call tossing that...
 

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Interestingly, Calamari and Cuddle fish, are Tenderized by refreezing. Unfortunately, Seafood does seem to be particularly vulnerable to Temperature abuse and spoils quickly...JJ
 

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They have you covered on safety. Also remember partially thawed meat really takes a hit on texture and suffers more freezer burn.
Interestingly, Calamari and Cuddle fish, are Tenderized by refreezing.
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I noticed that, too.
But the flavor and texture of fresh caught Puget Sound squid properly cooked is something I still miss. A bit of garlicky aoli.
So easy to turn into the chewiest piece of inedible rubber. That's why we called them o-rings when steaked and over cooked
 

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We have frequent power outages here and being rural they are slow to fix them. Sometimes I can't get the generattor going quickly enough. If not still frozen but still has ice on it I'll keep it.
 

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We have frequent power outages here and being rural they are slow to fix them. Sometimes I can't get the generattor going quickly enough. If not still frozen but still has ice on it I'll keep it.
I bought a generator just for freezers. I run it once a month but have never needed it. Could not get it to start few months ago and replaced carb. It did not have a inline filter so installed one.
 

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Only concern I would have would be for fish and seafood...it does not stand up well to multiple refreezings...it's a texture thing, though would still be safe to consume. The calamari, good call tossing that...
Fish chowder! That's what I do with the catch that's been in the freezer too long, should work here too.

...provided it was still safely cold of course...
 

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Fish chowder! That's what I do with the catch that's been in the freezer too long, should work here too.

...provided it was still safely cold of course...
All the fish and seafood in another freezer. I just had some breaded calamari from 99 Ranch. It the best! That thing still running. Just put some venison sausage and ground in.
 

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