The plan was to move my son from one apartment to another today. Last night
I put a bunch of stuff from my house in the trailer, including a microwave
oven, a toaster oven and an electric hand mixer. That's when we got the
call that he can't move in until sometime later this week.
Temperatures over the next week are supposed to range from overnight lows
in high 20's to the daytime highs in the 40's. Will the short-term below
freezing temperatures harm any of the appliances?
That's what I would have written, but I'd not thought
of drying. I don't think any of the appliances on that
list are cold sensetive.
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I don't think so but B4 you plug them back in and start
using them, make sure there is no condensation build-up
inside. Climatize them inside until they are dry.
Put the appliance in a plastic bag then seal the bag. The plastic bag
acts like a vapor barrier and keeps condensation away from appliances
when you take them out of the freezer. Leave them sealed inside the
bags for a few hours until they have warmed up to room temperature.
Thanks, but if I'm going to go through all that, I might as well just bring
them back into the house until he's ready to move.
I'm going to leave it up to him to allow the appliances to acclimate once
he's in his new place.
Just warm everything up for 24 hours so that any moisture has a chance
to evaporate. Moisture inside a Uwave could cause some spectacular
fireworks due to the high voltages around the magnetron tube that
generates the Uwaves.
Nope. Just let them warm up to room temperature before trying to use them --
biggest risk of
operating them cold is that the lubricants in the motor bearings won't be very
going to be condensation, too, when cold appliances are brought into a warm
Once they're up to room temp, the condensation should be gone, too.
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