(Closed) Freezer door was open all night, OK to eat?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@therascalqueen:  I think it should be fine. Assuming, you’ll be cooking the food thoroughly anyways.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would just be wary of anything that was in the door, since that’s the warmest part of the freezer anyway and that’s the part that would have most access to the warmer air outside the freezer if the door was open.

Other than that though, I’m sure if everything seemed to still be frozen, you should be a-ok!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Anything that is still frozen should be fine.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If the food is still frozen, I’d think it would be alright.

Post # 7
4324 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’m in the mid-Atlantic region, and we had a heck of a storm roll through last Friday. People have been without power for days, myself included. Our local news programming has been running stories on safe food items, similar to the question you asked. 

If items are in your freezer, they can comfortably stay for 48 hours without you needing to get rid of them (if no ice was placed in the freezer to help with temperature maintenance). The fridge is a different story. 

Since your freezer was technically still running even though it was open, I think you should be good to go. Be ware of the door-items though.

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