Will it damage the Fridge

@stuckonu (726)
Philippines
January 22, 2012 11:54pm CST
Rumor has it that when you put hot food or drinks in a fridge it will damage it. Is that true? I've been doing just that on a fridge for some time now and it's still working fine. I always put a hot drink and try to make it frozen the fastest way possible.
3 responses
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
23 Jan 12
No it's not true. It will only cost you way more energy because the fridge is getting hotter and has to work harder to get cold again. It's the same with a fridge that is not full. That will cost you way more energy too. So if you have a fridge keep it full!
@stuckonu (726)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Thanks for confirming that it is not true. However, I never heard about not filling up your fridge will take more energy. Wow, you really have to do the grocery for a week to save energy then.
@sumatix (258)
• United Arab Emirates
23 Jan 12
it is not goin to do any damage to the fridge.The only thing that happens is thet the fridge takes more time to cool the stuff resulting into more energy consumption as compared to the food put in it on room temperature.The fridge is meant to freeze or cooling the stuff inside it so it will do that whatever it is unless one dont do any odd things with its machine.
@stuckonu (726)
• Philippines
24 Jan 12
Good to know that it won't damage the fridge because it was the company fridge. LOL! So, I'm not concern about the energy consumption, just the damage that it will potentially do to the appliance. Thanks for your reply.
@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
25 Jan 12
I don't know if putting hot food and drinks inside the fridge will damage the appliance. But I do know that it is a waste of energy because if you put food and drinks that are still hot inside it, more energy is spent to cool it compared with putting the food and drinks already cold (room temperature). You spend more electricity in cooling still hot food and drinks than cooling food and drinks at room temperature.