Tiny fridge: a worthy investment
As readers know, I’ve been concerned about whether a dorm-sized fridge would suit me. There was a power outage last night, and I think I’ll want a dorm sized fridge forever more. The power was off for 2-3 hours when I became concerned. A small fridge, I thought, wouldn’t stay cold as long. I thought it probably wasn’t as well insulated as the larger ones, and that when I opened the door it would warm up more quickly.
I went to the store and bought a bag of ice. I brought it home and put it in the bottom drawer, took a frozen 1/2 gallon of milk from the freezer compartment and placed it on the top shelf, and figured I’d save some things, at least. This morning I went to check it, and realized that during the night, with no power and only a bag of ice and a block of frozen milk, I’d managed to freeze a head of lettuce.
The little fridge should do very nicely.
More than 36 hours later, the ice was still mostly frozen. I left it there. I should save enough on electricity to more than pay for the bag of ice. Interestingly, the original refrigerators, “ice boxes” were built on a similar concept. I just didn’t realize how well it would work in a modern mini fridge.