Do you know that the refrigerator derives its name from the Latin re- and frigus, meaning ‘to cool again’! That, the first fridge experiments happened mid-18th century, but was put aside as there was no use for this new invention! That, the ubiquitous box taking prime position in your kitchen, is still called an ‘ice-box’ by some Americans.
Let’s take a closer look at the anatomy of a fridge – different types and sizes, energy consumption facts, ideal storage volumes for peak cooling efficiency, etc. Remember, modern fridges are highly energy-efficient – it pays to replace the old, traditional ‘ice-box’!