Owning a mini fridge is such a luxury. The convenience of having food and drinks chilled and at the ready is not to be taken for granted. Mini fridges have so many applications and can be placed in a variety of locations from dorms and basements, to underneath your desk at work, or even on your desktop! Let’s take a look at some fun and interesting facts about fridges.
- Thawing food in your mini fridge can not only help with the freshness of your food, but also benefit your fridge. By adding the frozen food, you are cooling everything else in the fridge as well, which cuts down on the run time of the cooling system.
- Conversely, never place hot food inside your mini fridge, but rather, let it cool down first. By placing hot items inside the mini fridge, you are both heating up the contents and making the fridge work harder to bring things back down to a cold temperature.
- The first fridge was invented in 1876! And it wasn’t until 1939 that they had the great idea to incorporate a separate colder area for frozen foods as well as the main compartment.
- November 14th is National Clean Out Your Mini Fridge Day. Do something nice for your mini fridge next November and give it a good purge and a scrubbing.
- Louise J. Greenfarb of Henderson, Nevada, holds the world’s record for the most fridge magnets at 32,000. We’re guessing she doesn’t own a mini fridge.
- Approximately 15% of American households have two fridges. But if one is a mini fridge is that considered 1 ½?
- In 2004, Olaf Diegel invented a pocket sized refrigerator for carrying around insulin. That takes mini to a whole new level.
- Freon used to be the main component for cooling refrigerators, but it is now a banned coolant because of the harm it does to the ozone layer.
- Keep the door shut! About 1/3 of your mini fridges cool air escapes when you open the door. Get what you want, and close that door.
Mini fridges are a great way to store and preserve your food and beverages. Whether you want to avoid the office refrigerator and keep your own mini fridge at your desk, or reside in a dorm and need some late night snacks while studying, a mini fridge is a fabulous item to own.