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Large families require large refrigerators and it gets to be
a pain when the item you need is all the way in the back of
the fridge/freezer. You have to excavate until you get it
and then shovel everything back in, then repeat the
process when returning the item. Stuff gets knocked over
There was a similar idea in the HB in 2000 from [rayfo]
where a lazy susan sat inside [link]. A spinnable cylindrical
fridge would provide near-360 degree access. Mount it in a
corner on a sturdy pad on the floor attached via ball
bearings to the underside of the box with a small motor to
spin the thing. Power would come in through the bottom.
The coils could be arrayed on the bottom with the bearings
or on the top under a dust mesh.
This fridge would have a door on either side with storage
on each door. Each door would have a button to rotate the
appliance 180. Shelves would attach to the walls between
the doors and have lips to keep stuff from working back
against a door. The freezer could be top or bottom. A
vertical clear tube running up the axis would house a string
of LED lights.
Now everything is accessible. Your food doesnt get shoved
into your roomies food and you can always access the ice
cream without unloading the entire box.
here we spin the inside [whatrock, Jan 21 2016]
Kind of baked - in 1948
[hippo, Jan 21 2016]
||"I have too much fresh, immediately available food and I
can't reach it all easily"... I wonder how far back you would
have to go to see people shocked at this problem. For the
||//via ball bearings to the underside of the box with a
small motor to spin the thing.
||Hmm, yet another effort to do centrifugal
enrichment on the sly. You are the Iranian government
and I claim my 5 Rials.
||On the other hand, if you were to put smallish metal
plates on each food item, and two fishing poles with
magnets on the line, you have a passable game to keep
||[hippo], your link looks like a baking of the other idea that
[whatrock] linked to, not this one.