My Fridge Is Killing Me!

Business By jenmat Updated 2 Oct 2009 , 1:34am by littlecake

jenmat Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 7:11pm
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I bought a used double wide commercial fridge last year when I opened- it was the only thing I bought used and the only way I could afford a 2 door. The space is wonderful, but the moisture--- accckkkk! Weeping buttercream, bleeding black icing... I can't afford the time to redo cakes constantly, but there are times when I need to do cakes ahead of time and they need to sit in there overnight. I'll be purchasing another next summer, but right now I need to limp through, and its driving me nuts!
Any advice for keeping this thing dry(ier)?
TIA

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cakesdivine Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 9:16pm
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Possibly putting a Damp Rid bucket or bag in the bottom of your fridge might help. They absorb moisture in the air.

veronica720 Posted 30 Sep 2009 , 10:03pm
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Don't you hate when appliances go nuts and try to kill everyone.

Ever seen 'Maximum Overdrive', book by Stephen King.

Sorry that was all I thought when I read the title, I don't know what to tell you about the moisture. Hopefully the bucket thing will work.

Good Luck

jenmat Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 2:16am
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ha ha thanks! I'll look into the damp rid. there's no mold or anything in the fridge, it is just too moist for my iced cakes!
I'm not too much into Steven King, but I do now have a vision of the fridge chasing after me trying to swallow me with those two swinging doors!

4them Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 10:56pm
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I am not sure, but do you think the damp rid might absorb any the moisture from your cakes, could you maybe replace the door seal?

Is damp rid hazardous? maybe your freezer is to close to the oven

just a couple of thoughts

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 11:20pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 4them

I am not sure, but do you think the damp rid might absorb any the moisture from your cakes, could you maybe replace the door seal?

Is damp rid hazardous? maybe your freezer is to close to the oven

just a couple of thoughts




That's a good thought...when the home fridge starts dripping or being too moist, the culprit is usually the door gasket.

Ruth0209 Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 11:30pm
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Okay, I live in a very arid climate. We have to run humidifiers here to get the air moist enough! What is a Damp Rid bucket?

Texas_Rose Posted 1 Oct 2009 , 11:56pm
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http://www.damprid.com/

I don't see anything saying it can be used in the fridge, though.

littlecake Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:34am
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why put them in the fridge overnite?

i leave cakes out on the bakery rack overnite every week.....a whole bunch of them.

i used to think i needed the fridge...till my cooler broke and the peeps here told me they'd be ok out overnight....and they have been.

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