Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Rotary fridge

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This is the opposite of a rotisserie grill. The food is stacked on shelves or racks, and the cooling elements are mounted on a rotating spike in the centre. The coolth is therefore radiated evenly and sequentially in each direction, maximising the efficient and uniform distribution of rays of coldness.
pocmloc, Feb 02 2019

Crappy example... https://www.youtube...watch?v=Hsrk32c-5wA
...this only going up and down like the thing was designed to do. [doctorremulac3, Feb 03 2019]


       This is not clear. Is the axis of rotation verizontal or hortical?
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 02 2019

       Unless they've developed a cold ray and not told me, (sounds like something they'd do) it's just the ambient temperature within the refrigerator's envelope that keeps things cold and the temp is pretty much the same in all directions. Apart from there being a coldy blowholey thing that pumps the double plus un-hot air in where it's colder when it's blowing.   

       I guess you could rotate stuff in front of the blowy majig.
doctorremulac3, Feb 02 2019

       Next up, replace your uncandescent darkbulbs with linearly light- absorbing diodes.
pertinax, Feb 03 2019

       I know you're kidding PT, but "Uncandescent" should be trademarked as a slogan for these LED energy saving bulbs.   

       "So dump the costly, energy wasting bulbs and switch to GE LEDs. The "uncandescent" bulb."   

       Wait, nobody knows what an incandescent bulb is nowadays anyway so nobody would get it.   

       Never mind.
doctorremulac3, Feb 03 2019

       I thought it was going to be an idea about food wastage, so the user of the fridge would be reminded/confronted by food that was soon to go out of date
technobadger, Feb 03 2019

       //Difficult to know what you mean by that [dr3]. By definition LEDs aren't incandescent bulbs as they don't use heat as the primary means of creating light.//   

       Right, so use that as a selling point. It's not an incandescent, it's an UN-candescent. Cute marketing thing.   

       //Not a bad idea - a fan assist fridge.//   

       That's how they do it already. Got a cooling coil with a fan blowing over it.   

       //I thought it was going to be an idea about food wastage, so the user of the fridge would be reminded/confronted by food that was soon to go out of date//   

       Not a bad idea.
doctorremulac3, Feb 03 2019

       I thought this would be rotating shelves, so you can reach the stuff in the "back". A cylindrical fridge wouldn't fit so neatly in with the rest of the rectangularish kitchen componentry, but meh...
neutrinos_shadow, Feb 03 2019

       I've considered getting one of those cold-food-vending machines that has a multi-tiered vertical-axis carousel that rotates to present different options to the openable hatches. It strikes me that it would make quite a good kitchen fridge.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 03 2019

       Yea, put a multi-layered lazy Susan in there, duh. That's what I heard them called growing up, probably politically incorrect to use that term now. "OH, so a woman's place is in the kitchen and if she needs a device to help her she's lazy?"   

       To which I'd reply "Susan happens to have been born a man and I'm a little bit triggered by your subjecting this person to gender normative rolls just because they freely decided to pick their own name."   

       You gotta out play these PC types. Win 'em at their own game.
doctorremulac3, Feb 03 2019

       ^I think you don't need the "Susan happens to have been born a man" bit.   

       Back to thread. I'd be interested in a Rotary fridge with a high rate of rotation.   

       Imagine you're having baked potatoes and "Oh no I forgot to put butter on them",   

       One press of a button and the centrifugal force will sling the butter out of the fridge, direct to your hand.
not_morrison_rm, Feb 03 2019

       OK, how's this?   

       Each shelve is articulated so they move up and down like a carnival ride. (link)   

       It's like it's waving the food in front of you in a temp-tasty fashion.   

       Or a train maybe?
doctorremulac3, Feb 03 2019


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