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Posts tagged refrigerator

April 2, 2013

 

blue ice stacked up

How Do Iceboxes Work?

To preserve the ice as long as possible, people made sure to cool hot foods before putting them in the icebox.

September 1, 2011

 

open refrigerator

Heating Your Kitchen With Your Refrigerator

All the refrigerator does is move heat, or energy, from one place to another. As the food inside the refrigerator loses its heat and gets colder.

August 14, 2007

 

Jarred tomatoes on table

Food Preservation

What makes canning last longer than refrigeration? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

December 7, 2005

 

a loaf of moldy bread

Making Food Last Longer

There are several things you can do to waylay bacteria, yeasts, and molds.

September 27, 2003

 

Holdover from the Icebox Days

Back when most folks relied on an icebox to cool food, a block of ice was a precious commodity.If you put hot food in the icebox the ice might melt, and by the time the ice truck came through the neighborhood again all your food may have spoiled.

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