Last edited by Wheres the beef?; 01-20-2012 at 05:33 PM.
i like welche's jelly.
Why are there batteries in your fridge?
Last edited by marooko; 01-20-2012 at 05:44 PM.
I remember doing this experiment with frozen nitrogen and batteries and a piece of gold. I dont remember what the lab was about but maybe they do last longer.
the mythbusters say they will last longer.
i actually had the idea for this thread a couple weeks ago and took this picture in preparation
i think things look just about the same today
this thread has been done before
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Is the refrigerator or the freezer superior for battery life?
You all have more food than I do
I don't get why so many people keep peanut butter in the fridge. I mean, it's not like it spoils very quickly. Does it taste better if it's colder?
re: batteries in fridge
they don't really need to be kept cold, they just need to be kept from getting hot.
Some peanut butters separate.
Keeping them cold slows this process so you don't wind up with a one inch layer of oil on top.
Bicycle, you're keeping me sane.
ewww. that must take awhile, i've never seen it happen.
It's pretty common with natural nut butters. If you get Jiffy or something, I think they add preservatives to prevent separation.
Also I mostly eat almond butter. I don't keep it in the fridge because it's too annoying to spread when it is hard, and I am impatient. I go through it quickly enough that rancidity is not a factor.
Yeah, spreading cold peanut butter sucks balls.
Bicycle, you're keeping me sane.
some of these refrigerators make me wanna vom
How should Skippy® peanut butter be stored?
Unopened and opened jars of peanut butter may be stored at room temperature. Keep the jar tightly closed and store in a cool place. Storage temperature affects product quality. Excessive heat will accelerate the loss of fresh flavor and cause oil separation. Cold temperatures, even above freezing, can change peanut butter's consistency, texture, and thickness. Peanut butter may be refrigerated to retain the product's optimum flavor, but it will not be as easy to spread. Freezing is not recommended.
Alkaline batteries stored at "room temperature" self discharge at a rate of less than two percent per year. So normally refrigerating or freezing them will only help maintain their charge by a tiny amount. Hardly worth the effort of chilling them. However, if alkaline batteries are stored at higher temperatures they will start to lose capacity much quicker. At 85 degrees F they only lose about 5% per year, but at 100 degrees they lose 25% per year. So if you live in a very hot climate or are storing your batteries in a very hot location, it may be worthwhile for you to store your alkaline batteries in a refrigerator instead.
NiMH and NiCd batteries self discharge at a MUCH faster rate than alkaline batteries. In fact, at "room temperature" (about 70 degrees F) NiMH and NiCD batteries will self discharge a few percent PER DAY. Storing them at lower temperatures will slow their self discharge rate dramatically. NiMH batteries stored at freezing will retain over 90% of their charge for full month. So it might make sense to store them in a freezer. If you do, it's best to bring them back to room temperature before using them. Even if you don't freeze your NiMH batteries after charging them, you should store them in a cool place to minimize their self discharge.
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you have wine coolers in your fridge.