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Ceramic Containers Harness Refrigerator Heat To Keep Produce Fresh [Pics]

Ceramic Containers Harness Refrigerator Heat To Keep Produce Fresh [Pics]
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Industrial designer creates a new way to keep fruit and vegetables crisp using excess energy.

by Ross Brooks
  • 29 august 2013

For anyone who has never been comfortable with the idea of storing fruit and vegetables in the fridge, there is a new solution that sits on top of the fridge to keep produce fresher, longer.

Fabio Molinas is the industrial designer who came up with the idea for OLTU – a storage unit made of ceramic containers that use the heat emitted from your fridge to keep goods at the optimum temperature and humidity.

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Seeing as the heat emitted from refrigerators is wasted energy, the designer asked: “Why not use it to cool the stack containers by evaporation?”

As heat rises and reacts with the two clays walls – which contain a layer of water between them – the temperature lowers and creates the perfect environment for fresh produce. Click through the gallery below to see more images of the innovative design.

Fabio Molinas

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