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A Kitchen With No Refrigerator?

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Korean designer Jihyun Ryou, a graduate of The Dutch Design Academy Eindhoven, designed a no-refrigerator concept for those with a lack of space or who want to appreciate the food outside of a big, metal box.

Ryou says, "Through the research into the current situation of food preservation, I’ve learned that we hand over the responsibility of taking care of food to the technology, the refrigerator. We don’t observe the food anymore, and we don’t understand how to treat it."

GARDENISTA.COM reports:
A Refrigerator-Free Kitchen? — A design student shows us how to ditch the fridge; read on to discover her secrets. I would do anything to install a pantry in my house with plenty of room for ve...


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  • Scrappyang 2012/09/16 15:30:44
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    Scrappyang
    in today's world there are many things other than food items that must be kept cool. ie: medicines. As been mentioned many times, we are 8 miles from the nearest store as it is. There is no Farmer's Market at all in my county, so not having a fridge could possibly end up a hardship in some cases. I wonder how this student feels about freezers!
  • Sister Jean 2012/09/15 21:49:01
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    Sister Jean
    interesting
  • Tennessee3501 2012/09/15 19:06:01
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    Tennessee3501
    +1
    Hang the food out the window during winter time like everybody used to do!
  • Pacomutts Tenness... 2012/09/16 18:06:40
    Pacomutts
    +1
    Not every area can do that. When I lived in MN, that would have worked, but now in FL, it's a different thing all together.
  • Tenness... Pacomutts 2012/09/16 20:52:54
    Tennessee3501
    Good point! We need refrigerators and air conditioning in Florida!
  • Jim 2012/09/13 05:05:56
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    +1
    Meat, dairy products, etc. must be refrigerated. I certainly do not want to go to the store every day. You would have to have an ice chest to keep youir food until you are ready to use it.
  • firebird 2012/09/13 00:54:06
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    +2
    I guess its only for vegetarians or vegans.... or the starving.
  • Andrew 2012/09/13 00:30:08
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    Andrew
    +2
    Why wouldn't anyone want a refridgerator? I would definately need one that's for sure.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/09/12 23:45:32 (edited)
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    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    I will keep my fridge.
  • jules 2012/09/12 22:54:03
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    jules
    +3
    I would not be without my fridge, I don't care what they say!
  • 11 Phenomenon - eNews 2012/09/12 22:16:27
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    11 Phenomenon - eNews
    +1
    I think Cosmo Kramer already thought of that. You buy it and you eat it.
  • Professor Wizard 2012/09/12 21:33:18
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    Professor Wizard
    +3
    Many cultures have markets within walking distance of home... ... they always have "fresh" food for dinner.

    No need for a fridge.
  • ☆stillt... Profess... 2012/09/12 23:46:58
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    Or they dry it or pack in in salt.
  • Pacomutts ☆stillt... 2012/09/16 18:08:10
    Pacomutts
    +1
    Which all that salt is not that good for a person.
  • ☆stillt... Pacomutts 2012/09/16 18:10:26
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    All that salt is not good for You.
  • BILL 2012/09/12 20:25:27
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    BILL
    +3
    Sorry I just have to have my Frig, and I guess the guy never herd of a nice cold beer after work or during that Sunday Ball game ( AND DON'T SAY ICE CHEST )
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/09/12 19:43:25
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    MOMMA THOMAS
    +3
    I HAVE STORED MANY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES IN BINS AND BASKETS FOREVER, BUT NOT ALL. MUST HAVE MY FRIG!
  • mikeeonly 2012/09/12 17:49:08
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    +4
    weird concept
  • Fred Rogers 2012/09/12 17:36:45
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    Fred Rogers
    +1
    The project isn't intended to completely remove the refrigerator from the kitchen (I think the author of this particular article misunderstood the intent). It's simply intended to point out that there are better traditional ways to keep certain foods fresh, and that just throwing some things in the refrigerator is actually counter-productive. I think it's a great idea.
  • Leo 2012/09/12 16:50:07
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    Leo
    +2
    Absolutely! To go with my bathroom with no toilet!
  • Zammo 2012/09/12 15:00:39
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    Zammo
    +6
    "We hand over the responsibility of taking care of food to the technology." Speak for yourself! With the prices at the supermarket these days, I can't afford to let anything get old or spoil! Besides, I rent an apartment. The frig is already there and it's too big to use as an end table!
  • SiliconSorcerer 2012/09/12 14:19:10
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    SiliconSorcerer
    +5
    No you simply cannot live on uncool things unless your buying things everyday.
  • pdt_ski 2012/09/12 14:11:43
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    pdt_ski
    +4
    Some people may try this but I think they'll sneak real fridge into the basement. People had all kinds of preservation techniques before iceboxes and they still needed iceboxes. For one thing, what do you do when apples are out of season? All of these components seem to be fixtures.
  • kells 2012/09/12 13:53:23
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    kells
    +5
    This type of design should only be based on your life style if you are a busy city dweller the frige is a must if you are an unbusy city dweller has the time to monitor your food closely then it would okay.
  • 001 2012/09/12 13:46:26
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    001
    +3
    The fridge is ideal if the nearest store is so far away that you can only go once a week or less, but it's still a luxury item. One could do without. It saves space and electricity. But I do appreciate ours, to be honest.
  • les_gvt 2012/09/12 13:05:36
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    les_gvt
    +4
    If you live where you can order pizza, Chinese, Italian or anything else everynight this may be fine, but for those of us out in the boonies, not a chance
  • BILL les_gvt 2012/09/12 20:22:33
    BILL
    +4
    If you even could, can you really afford to order or go out to eat every night
  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2012/09/12 13:04:42
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    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +6
    It is cool to be cool but this was dopey.
  • Eddie 2012/09/12 11:38:14
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    Eddie
    +7
    My Great Grandmother had a kitchen without a refrigerator too. It was out on the enclosed back porch.
    This is fine for keeping apples and potatoes. Who keeps those in the refrigerator anyway. But a wooden box on the wall isn't going to do much for the milk or meat.
  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/09/12 11:19:24
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    Elaine Magliacane
    +5
    May be fine in Korea, but in SC where the HEAT and HUMIDITY is very high, nothing stays cool... and I eat a heck of a lot more stuff than apples and potatoes.. how's the milk and eggs stay cool? Butter? Beer? no way...
  • clasact 2012/09/12 10:23:33
    It's Cool to be Not Cool
    clasact
    +4
    I couldnt see it,I am away alot and I just dont have the time to shop everyday or check on weather things are still cool or not.Most will take the convinence of a fridg.over not haveing one
  • Lizzy 2012/09/12 09:59:46
    It's Cool to be Not Cool
    Lizzy
    +3
    When i was young we did`nt have a fridge, we had a pantry with a thick stone slab that helped to keep some things cool. Back then mothers shopped everyday for fresh food, milk was delivered fresh everyday. Life has changed since then. A fridge is essential in this day + age for busy working families.
  • sglmom 2012/09/12 09:49:12 (edited)
    It's Cool to be Cool
    sglmom
    +6
    Grew up with an IceBox (it wasn't until I was mid-childhood that we got a 'fridge' that plugged in)

    Needless to say ..
    this is not 'new' .. as much as recycled common sense of old ..
    this is something that requires one either live in a city (with easy grocery access)

    (where's the canning area? That's another method we used to preserved foods for the long winters .. )



    NOTE how there's no place to keep the dairy/meat at the proper temperatures ..
  • ☆stillt... sglmom 2012/09/12 23:51:35
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    +2
    I remember both my Dad and grandfather bringing the ice home Dry ice when it was available. It use to make my dad mad when I would pour the cream off the top for my cereal.
  • P. Sturm 2012/09/12 09:10:16
    It's Cool to be Cool
    P. Sturm
    +8
    That doesn't address dairy products,
  • 3052457 P. Sturm 2012/09/12 09:47:32
  • Racefish 3052457 2012/09/12 14:44:06
    Racefish
    +2
    True. The Masai mix milk and blood. The thing is they do it every day. It's always fresh.
  • 3052457 Racefish 2012/09/12 15:10:05
  • jere.ch... Racefish 2012/09/12 15:38:03
    jere.chievres
    +1
    Blech!
  • Racefish jere.ch... 2012/09/12 15:54:18
    Racefish
    +1
    I take it you aren't a fan of Andrew Zimmern.

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