Product: Refrigerator: Dispenser
Dispenser Fridge   (+4)  [vote for, against]
Door mounted dispensers for everything liquid.

OK, so you may all start to think I am fixated on appliances:

Door mount dispenser system. Compartments inside the fridge door, pour in your milk or juice or soda or water. Sealed inside the door so they stay cold and fresh. A series of spouts on the outside of the door allows you to get any beverage without opening the door. Viewfinder to keep an eye on the levels. A spot to note the expiry date of perishables. The internal compartments would be removeable for cleaning.

Add the same set-up for the front of the freezer door, for vodka and rum!

Yes some fridges have water spouts, but usually plumbed into the building.
-- rbl, Mar 07 2002

Door-in-Door http://www.spenceri...llery/doorprog.html
An alternate solution to this problem [krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

I like it. Stores should sell liquids in standard containers that fit. You could use non-refrigerated cabinet doors for warm liquids or powders. The standard containers would be convenient for auto chefs when they are available.
-- tolly3, Mar 07 2002

No thanks. Cleaning them would be too much of a pain compared to the minimal hassle of actually opening a container.
-- bookworm, Mar 07 2002

You could do this without the removable containers if you designed your spouts and brackets to fit standard beverage containers (most sodas come in 2 liter bottles, milk and juice in 1/2gal). Then there would be no cleaning issue because you'd just throw away the empty container, like normal.
-- dana_renay, Mar 07 2002

Why stop with drinks. Ketchup, mustard, pudding, applesauce etc all squirts out. Beef jerky could even be loaded into a semi-auto magazine. Or better yet, load the bread, roast beef, cheese and mayo into sepatate containers and press the sandwich button and it shuffles them together and out pops a sandwich.
-- dag, Mar 07 2002

freudian fridge? it would be more likely to say "lay off the ice cream", or "easy on the beer".
-- rbl, Mar 07 2002

just a Freudian slip, mother, back on my diet tomorrow promise.
-- po, Mar 07 2002

What exactly is the problem with opening the fridge door for ten seconds?
-- angel, Mar 08 2002

Technology for the sake of technology can be fun! Of course we could just open the door, but just how much fun is that?
-- rbl, Mar 08 2002

Actually, they sell 2.5 gallon cuboid plastic containers of water with a spout at the front bottom. Same with wine.

If refrigerator-ready containers were all made with the same height and width, all you'd need is little doors in your fridge to insert the container.

No cleaning required. Quite bakable.
-- lumpy, Mar 08 2002

Too messy and complicated. If you're too lazy to dispense your liquids the old-fashioned way, you're too lazy to maintain a fridge full of dispenser liquids and their eventually filthy spouts and tubes and handles.
-- horripilation, Nov 07 2002

Some newer refrigerators solve this problem another way, by putting a little "door in the door" that lets you get at the beverages (or other frequently-accessed items) without opening the entire refrigerator door. See link.
-- krelnik, Nov 07 2002

Youre talking about a kitchen full of vending machines, basically. Or a roomful of vending machines squeezed into a single cabinet? You can buy most food items in individual serving portions ( a bit expensive, though.)
-- whlanteigne, Jun 06 2003

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