Photo credit: Jiujiu Hu via Yanko Design
At first glance, the Baseus Personal Refrigerator by designer Jiujiu Hu may look like a miniature TV set, but it’s actually designed to chill things. The design is kept simple, with only a leather strap up top to make it easier to transport. Inside, there’s a shelf that splits the refrigerated section into two, making it easy to separate your drinks from the food.
Before refrigerators, people used ice houses to keep things chilled. They were normally located near freshwater lakes, which get plenty of snow and ice during the winter. Some who live off the grid near mountainsides, or just on a camping trip, still use runoff from melting snow to cool drinks today. However, the word “refrigeratory” was used as early as the 17th century (1601 – 1700).
- BEST IN GLASS BEVERAGE COOLER - This 3.2 cubic feet freestanding beverage refrigerator features a reinforced and insulated clear glass front door to keep drinks cold, secured by a matte silver stainless steel frame. Its white LED interior light illuminates soda or beer cans, wine bottles and more, making your favorite chilled drinks look better and brighter
- LARGE CAPACITY DRINKS DISPENSER - Our beverage fridge is always ready for a party, with its large internal storage capacity and adjustable shelving. Comes equipped with 3 removable chrome wire shelves to accommodate liquid containers of all shapes and sizes. Customize your drinks organization for a premium home bar experience. Intelligent sizing also enables undercounter installation for slick integration
- DIGITAL TEMPERATURE CONTROL - Single zone beverage mini refrigerator has an easy touch temperature control that cools down to 34°F (1.1°C), and a digital display for monitoring and setting. Its memory function automatically restores the preset temperature of the cooler in case it becomes unplugged
Now if you’re talking about domestic refrigerators, they didn’t come about until 1913, and were invented by Fred W. Wolf from Fort Wayne, Indiana. The early models consisted of a refrigerator unit mounted atop of an ice box. It wasn’t until 1914 when engineer Nathaniel B. Wales came up with the idea for a practical electric refrigeration unit.