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Instead of having racks and shelves to divide the fridge up
into several segments, have actual fridge slices that stack
one on top of the other.
They all share the same standard size fridge door (which is
about .845m high and about .5m wide). They all have the
same standard front to rear
The advantage is that different parts of a fridge may
different chilling activity at any one time, and the different
contents of the fridge may require different treatment. For
example, the salad crisper tries not to be as chilled as the
rest of the fridge. Also, other parts of the fridge will react
new entrants that are not yet chilled, independently of the
other modules, and therefore achieve equilibrium quicker.
Overall, it would be more energy efficient, if it werent for
the fact that theres now three separate refrigeration units
and compressors and suchlike all bussed together at the
Or, they may even benefit from being Peltier driven, now
theyre only comprised of smaller compartments.
full-size fridge image
[notexactly, Jan 20 2016]
||//about 8.45m high// Did you get a second bottle of milk out of the fridge? No, I forgot, and I already gave the extending ladder back to the next-door neighbours, as they were planning to make up lunch boxes for tomorrow. Sorry, would you like water instead? Room temperature only Im afraid...
||I noticed that, too. Most household ceilings are less than
even 3 meters high, much less 8.
||Bugger, I noticed I accidentally transposed the 8 and
decimal point when I entered it, corrected it, made a
mistake elsewhere while that first part was out of
view, undid it to retype it, and mustve undone twice
up undoing the other without looking.
||I'm imagining each module being about .4 m tall and
.849995 m wide. I think this is a more practical shape for
stacking on top of each other.
||If its that wide, that wont fit into the area under
the counter where a fridge goes. Its a fairly standard
cavity size, and fridges are all about the same size,
with a bit of depth variation in terms of sticking out a
lot or a little.
||Oh, I was thinking of a full-size fridge, not an under-counter
||//Most household ceilings are less than even 3
meters high, much less 8//
||Don't be ridiculous. Indoor clay pigeon shooting and
pole-vaulting would be completely impractical if that
were the case. Also, anyone who's had a Caravaggio
done will know that it looks completely crap on a low
||This is well baked. People don't tend to buy them because
they restrict space for various foods. Today I might want to
store 6 large Tupperware containers of soup, tomorrow I
might want to store the usual assortment of "I just went
shopping" foods. Even if the modules are individually
controlled I lose space with the dividing racks and spend
extra time fiddling with the controls for no real benefit.