Getting a new fridge and transferring food over

Our fridge is about two weeks away from giving up the ghost, I reckon, so I’ve got a new one coming for the day we are out of self-isolation.

Given I’ve got a shitload of food in both the fridge and the freezer given how often I can now go shopping, anyone got any ideas for how to make the transfer over? Apparently I have to wait for hours for the new fridge to settle anyway so thats going to be a problem. I don’t have a cool box, just a small bag.
 

yorkyexile

Striker
Our fridge is about two weeks away from giving up the ghost, I reckon, so I’ve got a new one coming for the day we are out of self-isolation.

Given I’ve got a shitload of food in both the fridge and the freezer given how often I can now go shopping, anyone got any ideas for how to make the transfer over? Apparently I have to wait for hours for the new fridge to settle anyway so thats going to be a problem. I don’t have a cool box, just a small bag.
Can you not leave the old ones plugged in somewhere till your new ones are in and settled? even if you can stick them in a bedroom or somewhere for a few hours
 

Guitar Man

Goalkeeper
I got one a month ago and thought the same but the fridges are travelling upright in the delivery wagons ( check with driver),I asked the delivery bloke should i wait 5 hrs for the gasses to settle but he said 1hr max, plug in and off you go ,thats what i did no probs,then car back seats down and old fridge to the tip,( dont know if this will be open)
 

Roger

The Gaffer
Staff member
Turn your existing fridge up a bit the day before (if it will take it!) and then everything will already be pretty cold. If you have any freezer blocks or can freeze some extra ice in the freezer, do that and then when then new fridge comes, transfer everything into it.

It will stay cold quite well in there until you can turn it on as it will be well insulated. Just try to minimise the number of times you open the door.
 
Our fridge is about two weeks away from giving up the ghost, I reckon, so I’ve got a new one coming for the day we are out of self-isolation.

Given I’ve got a shitload of food in both the fridge and the freezer given how often I can now go shopping, anyone got any ideas for how to make the transfer over? Apparently I have to wait for hours for the new fridge to settle anyway so thats going to be a problem. I don’t have a cool box, just a small bag.
Load stuff into them carrier bags for frozen stuff, few ice packs, have the car ready with the aircon on coldest setting load it in there the time it takes for the new one to get running.
 
Our fridge is about two weeks away from giving up the ghost, I reckon, so I’ve got a new one coming for the day we are out of self-isolation.

Given I’ve got a shitload of food in both the fridge and the freezer given how often I can now go shopping, anyone got any ideas for how to make the transfer over? Apparently I have to wait for hours for the new fridge to settle anyway so thats going to be a problem. I don’t have a cool box, just a small bag.
Canny idea for stockpiling - just ordered a couple of new freezers.
 

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