In order to ensure the refrigerator remains fully functional after a trip to the grocery store, it is important to make sure it is free of any harmful chemicals or contaminants.
The problem with these types of products is that, for one thing, they often contain volatile organic compounds that can melt at high temperatures and cause explosions.
“These chemicals can be very explosive and cause fires,” said Marc Lutz, a certified fire and emergency response officer with the National Fire Protection Association.
“If they’re exposed to temperatures higher than 120 degrees Fahrenheit, they can cause a fire.”
One way to keep an item safe from these chemicals is to keep it in a cool, dry place.
“A temperature of 120 degrees is probably not a good idea,” Lutz said.
“That’s not something you want in your freezer.
It’s just a bad idea.”
If you’re going to go the grocery aisle, make sure the items you purchase are kept in a cooler that has a shelf life of at least six months.
This is especially important for food products such as bread and pasta.
“Keep the items as fresh as possible,” said Mark Henshaw, a fire and rescue expert and a certified food safety inspector with the American Institute of Certified Fire Professionals.
“It’s a very expensive and difficult process, but it’s really the only way to ensure that you get the most out of your time and money.”
The best way to prevent freezer fires, however, is to store the food in a well-ventilated space and to avoid exposure to extreme temperatures.
“The best way I’ve seen is to bring it to room temperature in a plastic bag and seal it up with a lid, and then seal the bag with a paper towel,” Luts said.
In addition to the safety concerns, a freezer can also be a dangerous place to work or study, especially if it’s in a building.
“When you’re in a freezer, there’s a chance that there are chemicals inside,” Lut said.
It can also cause a safety hazard, such as by letting chemicals get out of the freezer and onto the work area.
“I think that people who are working in a kitchen, or those who are cleaning their kitchen, need to be very careful about where they store their food,” Luns said.
But if you have the time and patience to carefully clean and sanitize your freezer and work space, it should be okay.
Luts suggested using a stainless steel or glass container, such the metal one found in a refrigerator, and sealing the lid to the container with a rubber sealant.
“Put the lid on the freezer, put the lid in the refrigerator, close the lid and put it in the freezer,” Lumps said.