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The 'Groundfridge' Is a Refrigerator You Bury in Your Backyard

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Dutch designer Floris Schoonderbeek created the Groundfridge, a modern take on the root cellar, as a means of storing perishables without using electricity. The fridge is simply buried underground where thermal inertia keeps the temperature relatively stable—stable enough, at least, for wines, cheeses, vegetables, etc. And as an added bonus, it's big enough to store quite a bit more food than a normal refrigerator—20 times more, according to Weltevree, the company that Schoonderbeek designed it for.

· Floris Schoonderbeek's Groundfridge chills food without electricity [Dezeen, via Contemporist]