Two days ago I came downstairs in the morning and found the freezer door slightly open. The little seal thing on the door wasn't sealed against the freezer. I opened the freezer. There was some frost on the items in the front and door of the freezer. I opened a bag of peas which were in the door. They were still frozen solid. There was also some soup in a ziplock that was still solid.
We have chicken and some leftover trimmings from a beef tenderloin I bought for christmas in there. Not to mention the other frozen foods, fish, chicken nuggets, etc. That would be a lot of money to throw out. But I also don't want us to get sick.
What do y'all think? I've been vacillating the past couple of days whether the food is ok.
The freezer would have been this way for about 7 hours. DH sets up the coffee pot at night, and we store our coffee grounds in the freezer. In the morning all I have to do is turn on the coffee pot. He probably set up the coffee around 11-11:30pm, and I was up at 6:30am or so when I found the door ajar.