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Been having a heat wave here. I'm near the coast so not too bad. Warmest it got in my food storage pantry area was 83 on one day. I'm assuming that isn't enough to ruin my canned goods or an unopened jar of peanut butter?

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Wouldn't worry about it.

We have never had a problem with canned foods and peanut butter in our store rooms and they get quite a bit hotter than yours!

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One of the first improvements that we made to our home when we moved to Arizona was to add storage cabinets along the entire length of one wall of the finished garage. 

I have home decorations in one unit and then rest are filled with canned goods, dry goods, facial tissue, cleaning products and the sort from Costco and Sam’s Club.  My Mother gave me a chest freezer for my birthday a few years ago and it’s out there too.

In the summer, the temperature can reach well over 100 (I had an old garden thermometer on my work bench for a while) and this is our fifth summer in the desert.  So for, I haven’t had anything good bad, nor has the electric bill for the deep freeze been an issue.

But what is it that people LOVE to say here?

It’s A DRY HEAT!

All I know is 100 is hot, dry or humid…

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Originally Posted by butzy View Post

Wouldn't worry about it.

We have never had a problem with canned foods and peanut butter in our store rooms and they get quite a bit hotter than yours!

 



Thanks, that's kind of what I figured.

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One of the first improvements that we made to our home when we moved to Arizona was to add storage cabinets along the entire length of one wall of the finished garage. 

I have home decorations in one unit and then rest are filled with canned goods, dry goods, facial tissue, cleaning products and the sort from Costco and Sam’s Club.  My Mother gave me a chest freezer for my birthday a few years ago and it’s out there too.

In the summer, the temperature can reach well over 100 (I had an old garden thermometer on my work bench for a while) and this is our fifth summer in the desert.  So for, I haven’t had anything good bad, nor has the electric bill for the deep freeze been an issue.

But what is it that people LOVE to say here?

It’s A DRY HEAT!

All I know is 100 is hot, dry or humid…

Arizona is HOT! A former boss moved there a couple years ago and I heard about it from him.

 

Is your garage attached to the home and air conditioned? I read somewhere that finished basements are cooler, but maybe your garage is cooler than your house.

post #6 of 10

As a proud Texan, our house at home is never kept below 82 degrees (my mom's crazy) and every day outside has hit triple digits for the past 2 weeks.... yeah your food should be fine, and we have that great hot AND humid heat

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toronado, when I say that we have a finished garage, what I mean is that it's dry walled, but most certainly, we do not have it AC'd. 

It is attached to the house, but we have a mudroom/laundry room between that.  It gets MIGHTY hot out there! 

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toronado, when I say that we have a finished garage, what I mean is that it's dry walled, but most certainly, we do not have it AC'd. 

It is attached to the house, but we have a mudroom/laundry room between that.  It gets MIGHTY hot out there! 

 

Why store food in the garage then? Do you have a basement, or are you on a slab?

post #9 of 10

toranado...silly boy!

You are asking a WOMAN why she utilizes the garage for food storage.

The closets in her home are full of clothes and shoes!

post #10 of 10

:: chuckling softly to myself ::

Flipflop (or slippah as we say in Hawaii) girl, you nailed it!

In Kaneohe, we barely had room to move around, let alone storage space! 

So our Master walk-in closet is tricked-out to my specs, and then the three other closets in the house have other stuff.  The pantry in the kitchen just didn’t give me enough room. 

Granted I never had a pantry in Hawaii, so I’ve tried into, for lack of a better term, a hoarder. 

We kinda’ live out in the sticks and the market isn’t a mile away as it was in Kaneohe. 

The ‘shed’ as I like to call it, has the dry/canned goods that we use all the time.  When it goes on sale cheaper than the bulk-stores, I buy a bunch and stash it away, rotating the products as we go. 

Then my OCD-by-association has me also keeping a dry erase board with inventory of the chest freezer. 

Yeah, toronado, no basement we are slab.  This works for us, we haven't lost anything yet. 

Oh wait, I had one of those MEGA sized dish soap, I think it was the Costco brand, it did go bad, more of a funky smell to it after awhile, maybe a year.  I don't hand wash that many dishes now I have an automatic dishwasher. WAHOO!!!  That was a must for me when we moved!!

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