The history of the fridge

For decades, freestanding and small refrigerators were common. (Photo: AMK)
For decades, freestanding and small refrigerators were common. (Photo: AMK)

Thanks to refrigerators, we can keep items fresh and stock up food and groceries for the entire week. However, what is normal nowadays was formerly luxury. The invention of the fridge led to a genuine revolution that transformed many traditions: “Like no other kitchen appliance the refrigerator changed eating habits as well as our current food supply,” said Kirk Mangels, CEO of the Association ÔÇÖDie Modern Kitchen e.V.ÔÇÖ, Mannheim, Germany.