Do people in the cool countries keep refrigerator?

@riyauro (6428)
India
November 2, 2012 1:46pm CST
I was taking out the food from the fridge to warm for dinner and it clicked my mind that there are ice cold places and do they keep a fridge to preserve food? then it cam to my mind that here we have people from all over the world and they will tell me what they do..so what say? Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I have seen from movies that there are countries from Western part with cold weather, having snow with fridge on people's houses. I just don't know in North Pole if they have one.
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
2 Nov 12
yeah i too have seen in movies but then i was just thinking about it. do they really need to have one? lol it is already cold outside, so to me they do not need one i guess...Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Nov 12
#di: Let us start a shipment firm and ship them the fridge at North Pole
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
sids, We must contact Santa Claus and his reindeer
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• India
3 Nov 12
Its really a funny question. I think they need refrigirator. Because a refrigirator not only used for keeping things cool but also keeps them unspoil. I am leaving in a warm area, still i don't have a fridge. Do you know how much does it cost?
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
3 Nov 12
oh sorry but then how do you manage? I don't know how much it costs as well. I have a small one though. now there are mega fridges in the market so mine it too small in front of the latest ones. anyway as far as the purpose is met. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
3 Nov 12
It is not necessary to have a fridge in ice cold places, all my left over food are kept overnight in a plastic container on top of the table without much worry about them. The ice cold temperature in my room is more than enough to keep them fresh for several day and week before they go bad. but i do need a microwave to warm them before i eat them.
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
3 Nov 12
hey I got this one. i needed a response from a person who is experiencing it. good one. i am happy now and I know it now. yeah you need microwave to heat it. ..Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@rubyroy (824)
• India
3 Nov 12
Naturally they do not need refrigeration,because they can always cover the food in ice and leave it like that till they want to use it again.Only thing it should be below zero degree always.In our place that is India,before refrigerators came into existence,we use a variety of tamarind as preservative in curries we make.Then we used to heat it at night after use and morning before use.This way you could preserve cooked food for one or two days without getting it bad.Other raw things were sliced and dried to keep for longer period.
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
3 Nov 12
okay, oh i did not know about the tamarind part...I love to stay in iceland some time. I love cold places because i feel too hot.. hahha too much fat yay..Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@Shavkat (66995)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Yes they do have refrigerator. I had seen it in winter time of some countries in Tajikistan, China, and even Mongolia.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
3 Nov 12
oh really. that is good that you have seen it. I have always been in tropical weather conditions so I want to visit some country like ice land one day if given a chance. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@pahak627 (4246)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
I guess they also have fridge at their homes because they are using heaters making their house warm, hence, a fridge is really necessary.
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• China
3 Nov 12
I have no idea, but in our country there's a difference between northern and southern. In our northern part we take central heating to keep warm in winter but in southern parth there's no central heating. Maybe that's similar.
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
3 Nov 12
okay. yeah it is different weather conditions in different parts of some countries. hmm Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@HeartROB (434)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Haha. Thanks for starting this discussion, just struck this on my mind. I also wonder too, you are right, how do they keep their foods? Do they need a refrigerator to keep their foods? or there refrigerator is the other way around. Instead of cooling their foods, they used their refrigerators on heating their foods. Hmmm, I wonder? Just an opinion of mine and a silly thinking of me. Have a nice day my friend.
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
3 Nov 12
..yeah that could also be possibility though..no that was not silly at all .. I hope to get some response from the people from ice cold countries..Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead
@subhojit10 (7382)
• India
2 Nov 12
Thanks a ton for posting this discussion. Well that was a funny thought! To be very honest, i had been to Switzerland when it was very cold and i could still find refrigerators all around. Of course in cold countries every thing would be getting freeze of its own but still they would like to have them so that they can keep vegetables and fruits and other food items free from germs and all in a cool and safer place than to keep them outside. What say?
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@riyauro (6428)
• India
2 Nov 12
yeah it is crazy of me to ask this but i really wanted to know it..haha. well yeah keeping food away from germs. hmm. good thought. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day ahead.
@robspeakman (1705)
3 Nov 12
Fridges and freezers are used in cold countries to stop food freezing. Imagine if it went down to minus 50 over night - you would not want a milk cube with your cereal
@annavi23 (6306)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
I wonder if they do use refrigerators... Oh well, if you are in a cold country, would you use one then? I think there's still possibilities of using those cause you can't just leave the chicken in the table for few days, right? So, are you saying that in hot countries, they don't have to use gas stoves cause you can use the heat of the sun, straight to your cooking pan and heat food?
@mariaperalta (19094)
• Mexico
3 Nov 12
I have one here in Mexico. But I know several people here who dont have one. They are very expensive here to own.
@urbandekay (18312)
3 Nov 12
It's about 8C here in England, at the moment and will get colder, we have a fridge and a freezer. Many foods keep better in the fridge and it is useful to keep some frozen food all the best, urban
@franseman (516)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
People in 'cold' countries heat their houses to stay warm. So yes, they too need a fridge. Besides; some foods you really can't freeze. So you can't leave them out in the frost.
@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
3 Nov 12
Yes, of course they do. Wherever a person lives they will keep the house at a liveable temperature, which means that food will need to be kept in a refrigerator to store it. I visited Russia a long time ago and travelled out all the way into Central Siberia. The area itself it permafrost and even in the warmer times of the year it is still a solid block of frozen ground. There were refrigerators in the hotel rooms, which surprised me because many hotter countries do not supply a refrigerator with a hotel room. In fact, the local people seemed to overcompensate for the outside temperature and the inside of most buildings was a higher temperature than I am used to at home.
@Metatronik (5923)
• Pasay, Philippines
3 Nov 12
I believe refrigerator is still necessary to preserve the food and protect them as well from the germs or some insects around if any.
@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
3 Nov 12
Hi riya From what I have been told by my sister in law at mongolia, yes, they do have a refrigerator there. I think they need a place to store and access the materials easily more than they need the refrigerator because of its cooling thing.