I have a small and cheap refrigerator that I use to store beers. It has a small freezer that is of no use to me.
I am only using this refrigerator 5 times a year (during "events"), and I measured that it costs me around $10/month. Not that cheap in the end...
I was thinking of leaving it unplugged for several weeks, plugging it in for an "event" weekend, and then unplugging it after. Hopefully reducing the energy waste.
- Is there any risk of flooding my floor? I had experience with big fridges putting water everywhere when unplugged, but it may not apply here.
- Is there a sanitary risk (eg mold) in doing that? I don't think so as I only store bottled beer/wine.
- Are there any other tips/things I should know?