The hot weather is going to continue until October and nobody wants to be baking cakes in this heat! For a much cooler alternative, try these delicious refrigerator cake recipes!Refrigerator Pudding Cake
If you want a delicious, no bake way to enjoy some pudding, this will certainly interest you!
- In large bowl combine pudding and milk until thickened. Fold in thawed Cool Whip.
- Spread whole (not crushed) graham crackers on bottom of cake pan, until fully covered.
- Spread half of pudding mixture over graham crackers, followed with another layer of graham crackers.
- Repeat layer until top layer is graham crackers, then add frosting.
Oreo Refrigerator Cake
Rather than munching on an entire sleeve of oreos, try this delicious recipe!
- Crush Oreo cookies; set 1/4 cup aside for topping.
- Mix the remaining crushed cookies with the melted butter.
- Press into the bottom of a greased 13 x 9-in baking pan.
- In a bowl, beat the cream cheese with the confectioners sugar on medium speed.
- Fold in half of the Cool Whip topping.
- Spread over cookie crumb layer.
- Refrigerate 1/2 hour.
- In the meantime, combine milk with instant pudding mix; beat well, until smooth.
- Pour over chilled mixture in the pan.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Spread remainder of Cool Whip topping on top of pudding layer.
- Sprinkle with remaining reserved cookie crumbs.
- Store cake in the refrigerator, covered tightly.
You can’t enjoy these tasty treats if your refrigerator isn’t in working order. At Speedy Refrigerator Service, we can’t help you in the kitchen, but we can certainly take care of that leaky refrigerator. If you live in NYC, Queens or Long Island, you can trust Speedy with any and all of your refrigerator repairs.
In this heat wave we are experiencing, ice is always a refreshing treat. But what if your ice maker isn’t making ice? Well, that might make it tough to cool down your favorite beverages. But with a little patience and a positive attitude, you can have your ice maker back up and running in no time.
Check the Supply Line
If you can hear the machine buzzing but ice isn’t coming out, it is probably a problem with your water supply line. The buzzing sound indicates that the machine is asking for water to freeze, but that water isn’t arriving. You can start addressing this problem by examining your units supply line and looking for kinks. If this happens frequently, you might want to switch over to copper tubing.
Make Sure the Fill Tube Isn’t Frozen
If your ice cubes seem to have spent time under the shrink ray, you should assume there is a problem with your fill tube. Check to see if something has caused ice to back up around the mechanism—this can cause the fill tube to freeze. Try removing the blockage and see if your cubes return to normal size.
Check on the Solenoid
The water line runs through the solenoid before it travels back to the ice maker. If the solenoid is defective, it could be the source for all kinds of refrigerator problems. To deal with a malfunctioning solenoid, unplug your fridge and remove the sediment screen. Once you have the screen out, run it under some water and give it a good clean. Not only will this give you cleaner ice, but it could fix the machine all together!
You can’t afford to go ice-free in a summer like this. To ensure yourself a professional fix on all things refrigerator related, call the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service. We have been serving the NYC area for over 50 years and we always leave our customers with a smile on their face.
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Before the refrigerator, many homeowners used an ice delivery system to keep their food from spoiling. Ice would come in on a Monday and be placed in an ice box/cellar to help it stay frozen throughout the week. These 19th century families would then bury meats, cheeses and other refrigerated products in these cellars to be consumed later. The problem here was that the liners of these cellars were unreliable, and the ice would only last between 5-7 days. Someone needed to find a better way. Luckily, they did. It was called the refrigerator.
Like most major inventions, the refrigerator can trace its roots back to a series of smaller inventions:
- 1748- At the University of Glasgow, William Cullen developed the first artificial refrigeration system. For an unknown reason, he never tried to use his discovery for practical purposes.
- 1805- US inventor Oliver Evans designed the 1st refrigeration system that used vapor to cool.
- 1844- US physician John Gorrie built a refrigerator that was used to cool the air for yellow fever patients.
- 1927- After several more small advancements, General Electric released the first widely used home refrigeration system which used Freon to cool.
The new refrigerator was a lot more effective than the icebox, but people still couldn’t afford the convenience. The 1st General Electric refrigerator cost anywhere between $350-$600. This was far too steep a price for an American family during the Great Depression. It wasn’t until after WWII that the refrigerator industry really took off. By the year 1950, almost 80% of American homes were using refrigerators, compared to just 30% in the 1930’s. The refrigerator had arrived, and everyone was getting on board.
The Present & Future
Over time the refrigerator has evolved into an appliance that every home/apartment has. Their cost has gone down significantly, and their new features continue to entice people to upgrade. The refrigerator has become more advanced, but the same purpose remains. Keep food cold and safe for us to eat!
As amazing as the refrigerator is, it is not indestructible. If your unit is experiencing problems, call the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service to have it taken care of. We haven’t been around as long as the fridge itself, but we have been serving the New York City area for over 50 years!
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The purpose of a refrigerator is to keep your food cold and safe. But without proper maintenance and cleaning, the fridge can actually become a very dangerous place. So, what part of your fridge is the most dangerous? The answer is the salad drawer, and it isn’t even close.
Bacteria growth in salad drawers is substantially greater than the rest of the fridge. A study done in the UK found some startling results about the severity of this problem. “Tests from 30 different salad drawers found a startling number of bacteria, with an average of 7,850 bacteria colony-forming units per square centimetre (cfu/cm2). In some cases, it found 129,000 bacteria per cfu/cm2,” researchers said.
This can be linked to a series of factors, but one is more glaring than the others. Salad drawers are often left uncleaned! When you remove food from your fridge for a cleaning, make sure you remember to remove your salad drawer and clean it separately. The moisture that the salad needs to stay fresh is also providing drinking water for harmful bacterium. It might be a good idea to clean your salad drawer more frequently than the rest of your fridge.
If you are a frequent salad eater, you might want to keep reading. This clever little trick will help keep your salad drawer safe and bacteria-free.
- Wash down your salad leaves in a clean sink.
- Once you are satisfied with the wash, place the leaves in a salad spinner and let them dry.
- Take a kitchen towel and line the bottom and sides of your salad drawer with it. Then, take the leaves from your salad spinner and place them on top of the towel in your drawer.
- Lastly, place a paper towel on top of your salad to remove any excess moisture.
- Enjoy your fresh, clean and crisp salad!
Storing your salad this way not only makes it taste better, but it is cleaner too. You have to change out your leaves once a week, so bacteria will never have a chance to grow!
If you run into any problems with a salad drawer, or anything in your refrigerator, the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service are just a phone call away. We offer 24/7 service to Long Island and New York City, so call us any time at 866-782-9376.
Your refrigerator is the only appliance in your home that runs 24/7. While a refrigerator requires less care than some other appliances, it cannot be ignored completely. Like anything else, the lifespan of your refrigerator will directly correlate with the amount of work you put into it. Try applying these three maintenance tips to avoid costly refrigerator repairs.
Close the Door
Keeping the refrigerator door open could lead to opening your wallet for repairs. When the refrigerator door is left open, it forces the compressor to work harder to keep everything cold. When the compressor is overexerted, it heats up and will often shut off in order to cool itself down. This increased wear and tear could cause the compressor to break down prematurely.
Adequate Air Flow
In order for your refrigerator to stay cool, it must release heat to the outside. If you block that heat from escaping with books, papers or cabinets, you are making a costly mistake.
Clean Condenser Coils
Your fridge’s condenser coils, typically located under or behind the unit, can collect dust and debris over time. It is important to clean the coils at least twice a year, usually right before summer when the refrigerator has to work the hardest. When these coils are dirty, it makes it harder for your unit to release heat. The simple maintenance of these coils will lead to a longer and happier life for your refrigerator.
These tips will help keep your refrigerator running smoothly, but sometimes repairs are unavoidable.
If you run into any problems with anything in your refrigerator, the experts at Speedy Refrigerator Service are just a phone call away. We offer 24/7 service to Long Island and New York City, so call us any time at 866-782-9376.