Have you ever wondered when the first fridge was invented? To set the record straight, it was back in 1834 and the person behind the invention was Jacob Perkins. We’re guessing that fridge repairs people were invented not long after!
While the first fridge was conceived in the first half of the 19th century, homeowners had to wait a long time to get their hands on them to cool their food and drink. In fact, it was around 80 years.
Vintage Fridge Source: www.marthastewart.com
Fun facts about fridges
History of the domestic fridge
As highlighted, the first practical refrigerator was invented in 1834 by Jacob Perkins. It used vapour compression to cool and was initially designed for industrial purposes. It was later adapted for household use.
The first domestic refrigerator for home use didn’t come along until 1913. Fred W. Wolf Jr. and his company were the ones behind the domestic fridge. It was regarded as a major food preservation breakthrough and changed how people stored perishable items.
Before fridges were invented, iceboxes were commonly used to keep food cool. These were wooden boxes insulated with materials like straw or cork, with a compartment to hold a block of ice. The ice had to be replaced regularly to maintain the cool temperature.
Over the years, fridge technology has made significant advancements to improve energy efficiency. This means that today’s fridges use much less electricity than their earlier counterparts, leading to lower energy bills (which is no small mercy in 2023!) and reduced environmental impact.
Fridge Temperature Zones
Many modern fridges have different temperature zones to store various types of food.
- The top shelf is usually the warmest, suitable for items like leftovers and drinks.
- The middle shelves are cooler and ideal for dairy products and ready-to-eat meals.
- The bottom drawer is the coldest for storing fruits and vegetables.
Think about that next time you’re trying to find a place for your left-over curry!
Modern Fridges can be stylish
Fridges are certainly practical, but today’s fridges can also be stylish and artistic. While the stainless steel fridge that’s now common is an example, some manufacturers produce custom-designed fridges featuring various colours, patterns, and designs. Of course, you can also buy fridges with advanced features like built-in touchscreen displays, internet connectivity, and even cameras inside to help you keep track of really ate the left-over curry.
Fridge repairs people soon followed
As we highlighted in the opener, it’s likely the demand for fridge repairs people soon followed the invention of the fridge. And the demand for skilled professionals would have ramped up when fridges started becoming commonplace in homes.
Fridge repairs people like Warradale Appliance Service play a crucial role in getting fridges back up and running again. They also help ensure the longevity and optimal functioning of refrigerators.
Fridge repairs people possess the expertise to diagnose and fix a wide range of issues that may arise with refrigerators, saving customers from the hassle and expense of replacing the entire unit. Which is also good for the environment.
Whatever fridge issue you have – temperature fluctuations, compressor issues, a faulty thermostat, leaking refrigerant or a faulty seal – give the fridge repairs experts at Warradale Appliance Service a call on 8296 3136. We can identify the root cause of the problem and, if possible, implement the necessary repairs efficiently.
Note: As well as our technical expertise, we can also provide valuable advice to customers on:
- how to efficiently operate their fridge
- how to undertake simple regular maintenance tasks to extend the lifespan of their fridge.
In-home or at our workshop