If you know how cold it is inside your refrigerator, you can perhaps troubleshoot an electrical or mechanical failure in time to save the box’s contents from spoiling. A thermometer inside the box doesn’t tell you anything unless you open the box and check it. That’s why I like to use a wireless indoor/outdoor thermometer of the type that’s readily available in most hardware stores. I put the sending unit inside the box and mount the display monitor where I can easily see both the refrigerator and cabin temperatures. By moving the sending unit around inside the box— including the freezer compartment—I learn the characteristics of the refrigerator. If there’s a circulating fan, for example, it might be 10 degrees warmer in one corner of the box. Since items like fresh vegetables do better in slightly warmer temperatures, I know where to store them.
The Volvo Returns to the Southern Ocean
Since the Volvo Ocean Race’s inception, the Southern Ocean has made it what it is. And no part of the race says “Southern Ocean” like Leg 7 from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajaí, Brazil. The 7,600-mile leg, which starts this Sunday, is not only the longest of the event, but far ...read more