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As promised, here are the details on the Electrolux Bio Robot Refrigerator, a concept that has been making quite a splash in the blogosphere! In lay terms, the fridge is a concept where the Bio Robot cools biopolymer gel through luminescence. A non-sticky gel surrounds the food item when shoved into the biopolymer gel, creating separate pods. The design features no doors or drawers, and the food items are individually cooled at their optimal temperature thanks to the robot. And since it can take any orientation (hung vertically, horizontally, and even on the ceiling), and can be modified in size, you can fit it in any apartment.
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If you're checking out this fridge, you're probably in the market for a good-looking counter-depth that will blend into your cabinetry with the charm of a built-in. With its Swedish name, stainless façade, and 28.2-inch depth (from back to bowed-out front), the Electrolux EI23CS35KS (MSRP $2,399) seems like a solid contender, but the results of our lab tests neutralized our enthusiasm. It can be tough to find a counter-depth to fill the narrow void in your kitchen, and this Electrolux makes it tougher.
The 's design is hampered by one main flaw: it's a side-by-side. That affects everything. Since the individual cavities in side-by-sides are half the width of those in your typical fridge, it can be tricky to reach items in the back, and big deli platters, pizzas, and cakes just won't fit. This Electrolux swaps most shelves for drawers, which may not gel with your food storage habits. If you're as tall as I am, the fridge's height makes it possible to use the fridge without leaning down. Of course, this advantage bites back when you bend down to grab something out of the freezer. You can't win 'em all.
The fridge door has movable shelves, but lacks a covered butter area. Toward the bottom, there are four rows of can storage, and you can fit three sodas or beers on each. Drink storage is a nice use of that harder-to-reach space because you don't have to scrutinize any labels or search for the proper can, as you might while searching for the grainy Dijon. Down by the can storage, one of the two crisper drawers has two cavities with separate moisture controls, for proper storage of fruits and vegetables.
Behind the left door, the icemaker hogs a ton of space toward the top. The freezer only has two shelves, neither of which seems that large. Most of the freezer is divided into drawers which don't reach all the way back. That waste of space is especially frustrating, since this is already a shallow counter-depth. Having so many small drawers might be useful for access, but it makes the fridge feel more cramped than it would otherwise.
The fridge ran smoothly at a couple degrees above the set temperature of 37F, the standard temperature setting for food refrigeration. Interestingly, we found that temperatures were cooler at the bottom than at the top, the opposite of what we usually see. Fridge temperatures generally should be lower as you get closer to the crisper, since produce doesn't need to be as cold as dairy products or meat. Despite the odd temperature distribution, temperatures were relatively steady over time throughout the testing period.
The humidity selector may give the impression of control, but the crisper drawers failed to lock in the moisture when compared to other fridges on the market. Lettuce and other produce might not stay as fresh for as long as you might want, so if you're into stocking up with just one trip to the grocery store per week, this fridge may not work for you.
Since they're niche products, counter-depth fridges tend to be more expensive than their standard-depth brethren. At just over $2,000 on sale, the EI23CS35KS is one of the lower-priced models available. Still, we'd want to be fully aware of this fridge's flaws before making a purchase.
Here on the science page, we break it all down in greater detail. For each fridge, we use temperature sensors suspended in 500 grams of a food substitute to accurately monitor the fridge, and collect thousands of data points along the way. Our main issues with **** (MSRP $2,399) came from freezer performance.
The fridge scored par for the course in performance, producing a mean temperature of 39.17F, a few degrees above the 37F setting on the control panel. In addition to the fridge missing its mark, the temperature distribution was all off, with the top (39.92F) and middle (40.62F) portions of the fridge running warmer than the bottom (37.42F).
The Electrolux performed just below average in our freezing test, chilling our block of food substitute to 32F in an hour and 46 minutes. When we unplugged the fridge for the power loss test, it lasted only 22 hours before it went above 32F. Since almost every fridge we test can stay under 32F for 36 hours, this may be a sign of poor insulation.
Fridge manufacturers measure total interior volume, ignoring all that space you can't actually use. We only measure usable space, where food can actually fit. That's especially important in the case of this Electrolux, as its many drawers and funky shelves maximize storage in the fridge but waste a lot of space in the freezer.
For the environmentally-inclined, this fridge is relatively green. It used 5.28 kilowatt-hours during our four day testing process, on pace for a cost of around $43.43 per year, when a kilowatt-hour costs $0.09. That's only 0.09 kilowatt-hours per cubic foot, which is impressive.
Perhaps due to its comfort-giving nature, the fridge has been seen as the ideal appliance to form a smart vanguard, with fridges that monitor contents through RFID tags or barcodes, then go online to restock.
The kitchen space has always been a space of function and quick usage. Unless you are the owner of a large abode, it is common to see a kitchen stuffed into a small corner in the floor plan. The result is a small kitchen that must house a large modular fridge- that of which will consume at least 10% of the overall kitchen space. When looking into the structure of the actual product, one will realize too large of the portion of the fridge is dedicated to the inner mechanics such as the motor, fan and compartmental spacing. The actual space usage allocated to food storage could be maximized as the inner mechanics sizes minimized. Especially in the endlessly growing populations of New York City, where apartment sizing is a constant struggling issue, one may appreciate a fridge that did not pose such a threat on spatial surface area.
Most refrigerators emit a continuous humming noise as a result of the working compressor which circulates the coolant around the vicinity of the appliance. Although noiseless fridges do not exist yet, modern appliance companies have found ways to diminish the noise pollution of fridges by inserting a more silent and stable coolant. As an appliance that is constantly running, constant clicking and groaning noises emitted from your fridge can be extremely annoying. The reason may not only be the coolant or the compressor working, but can often be the result of panels inside the appliances contracting or expanding to the changes of temperature. Long terms of constant exposure to noise pollution can cause stress levels and sleeping disorders to rise, especially living in an area where contribution is from many different factors.
Refrigerator temperatures do not destroy spoilage microorganisms. Instead, they slow the growth of the microorganisms already in the food. The usage of air space within the fridge may sometimes provide uneven cooling areas within the appliance. Products stored closely, and on top of each other prevents cooling airs to circulate evenly. Along with the obstruction of visibility due to overcrowding of the fridge, many food products go to waste as we forget what we store inside the compartments, or behind other food items. Furthermore, in a busy life, once an item has been stored in the fridge, it is easy to forget their shelf life, which may lead to unwanted food poisoning.
The fridge is also designed in a way that it could be mounted either vertically or horizontally on the wall, or even the ceiling when in zero gravity. This design feature would be a great solution for space issues inside a growing urban environment with smaller apartments.
From a food waste perspective, the fact that your food is visible at all times helps you be more aware of what you have inside your fridge and what needs to be consumed before it starts rotting away inside.
As of now, this refrigerator merely exists as a design prototype (watch video clips) and needs research and development. From the existing information, it is not yet fully clear how energy sustainable this fridge really is and also how food leftovers (especially meat) can be appropriately stored inside the gel without using any packaging and making sure it is antibacterial and sanitary. Despite the couple shortcomings such as the questionable lime-green color or the unresolved energy efficiency question, this design prototype offers a design solution that starts addressing some of the current problems encountered in the modern urban kitchen environment.
My theory is that it's from our containers that have been opened then put back into the fridge. Maybe some of the item gets out on the edges of the container, reacts with the humidity in the fridge and somehow condenses down into this goo.
shee- got it here too sometimes, but I always thought it was a spill from kids or DH. My shelves don't butt up against the sides of the fridge so it is entirely possible that a spill could happen without dripping on the side walls. Pickle juice comes to mind for one possibility.Thats my story and I am stickin to it.
I have had what you guys are talking about at the bottom of the fridge, under the veggie/fruit bins. My unscientific guess was sugars from fruits and veggies that evaporate and react to the condensation and settle at the bottom of the fridge. I have to use a razor to (carefully) clean it. It's as good a guess as I can come up with (lol)Monica 041b061a72