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Posts tagged refrigerators

January 31, 2012

 

open refrigerator

Why Refrigerators Hum

How does the gas coolant that just chilled your fridge make the coils warm? The secret's in the refrigerator's hum.

March 26, 2009

 

Eggs in open carton

Why You Should Store Your Eggs Fat End Up

The reason it's smarter to store your eggs with the fat end up is that the egg itself does not completely fill the interior of the shell.

September 27, 2003

 

Holdover from the Icebox Days

Back when most folks relied on an icebox to cool food, a block of ice was a precious commodity.If you put hot food in the icebox the ice might melt, and by the time the ice truck came through the neighborhood again all your food may have spoiled.

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