I saw a sign nearby while we were out walking the other day and it got me thinking about the size of refrigerators. Clearly there is quite a range (pun intended). I found a GE fridge with a 41 cubic feet capacity. It's 7 feet high and 6 feet across. How many people have such a large family that they need this huge fridge? Maybe they use it as a bedroom? Really folks!
The average size seems to be between 20 and 25 cubic feet. Then there are the small refrigerators. They are about 5.5 cubic feet. From there we move down to the compact ones. These are quite small, about 2.5 cubic feet. These you could put in your dorm room to hold your milk or sodas - yeah, right. What? You can't get enough to eat and drink in the cafeteria?
If you want to go even smaller, there's a mini fridge. The inside dimensions are 8.5 X 5.75 X 5.25 inches, can fit in your car, and can hold a six-pack.
This brings me to the aforementioned sign:
Just how small is a micro fridge? What would you put into it? A sandwich? A deck of cards? But it actually sounds like a good idea. There's an obesity problem in the US and I can see that those huge refrigerators probably help contribute to it. You can't leave food in the fridge for too long so you would be always trying to finish up that side of beef or the community gardens. But with a teeny-tiny micro fridge you can only have a small amount of food on hand. You could be running back and forth to the grocer to keep it stocked. Maybe you could even carry it in your backpack while hiking. With this tiny fridge you would surely keep the weight off. I like it.