Refrigerators that are more than 15 years old as of 2014 weigh as much as 250 pounds. More-recent models weigh around 200 pounds and have some parts that can be removed when moving the units.Know More
To keep food from spoiling, a refrigerator must maintain a temperature between 37 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit. Food is kept in an insulated space, and cooling is provided by a heat pump.
Before the invention of the refrigerator in 1913, ice houses and ice boxes were used. They are still used in some areas of the world as of 2014. The first widely used refrigerator was the Monitor-Top model introduced by General Electric in 1927.Learn more about Refrigerators & Freezers
A refrigerator is an electrical appliance used for storing and preserving food at a cold temperature. A refrigerator can also be a cold room used for food storage.Full Answer >
A refrigerator thermometer helps ensure that a fridge remains at the correct temperature to keep chilled and frozen foods at an appropriate temperature. As of 2015, few refrigerators on the market have controls that show internal temperatures.Full Answer >
A refrigerator thermostat is a device that turns the compressor on and off to maintain the correct temperature inside the appliance. The thermostat is designed to keep the refrigerator's interior between 36 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal temperature is 40 degrees.Full Answer >
Refrigerators usually last for more than a decade before they need to be replaced. Determining the age of your fridge can help you make a decision on whether or not it may be time to replace it.Full Answer >