Use a timer and freezer to superchill foods to retard spoilage. Place milk, juices, non-frozen meats, and half and half in the freezer for 1/2 hour upon returning from the grocery store to get the temperature down to a fresh 35-degrees. I set my kitchen timer so I don't forget about them. Another area this method is helpful is when planning to use applesauce or other foods like tomato or spaghetti sauce which are prone to spoil even in the fridge.
Caution: Meat particularly, should not be put in a cycle of freeze/thaw/freeze.
By Mary from Kensington, MD
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