Can you imagine your life without a refrigerator?

October 1, 2017 7:43pm CST
The other day I asked about living without a microwave and the answers were very interesting, so I decided to do the same kind of discussion by changing only the object, so... How could you live without a refrigerator? I would... But I guess it would be chaos, haha.
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@topffer (36486)
• Goa, India
2 Oct 17
Living in a city, I do not think it would be a big problem, I would just have to do my grocery shopping every 2 days instead of about once a week. I have a good friend who had no refrigerator until 4 or 5 years ago, not for a reason of money (he is a college professor), but because he was not feeling the need of it.
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@AkoPinay (10100)
• Philippines
2 Oct 17
It is more expensive than buying refrigerator. When I was in Manila without refrigerator I used to buy cold distilled water, etc. at 7-11 stores, buy cooked foods, etc. I could save more for foods/drinks if I had my ref.
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@topffer (36486)
• Goa, India
2 Oct 17
@AkoPinay It is true, the small shops around are more expensive than supermarkets. I did some shopping around when my legs started to work again, and it was about 50% more expensive than in my usual supermarket, with less choice available. But the question was "can you imagine your life without a refrigerator ?"
@AkoPinay (10100)
• Philippines
2 Oct 17
It depends on where you live. In the Philippines it is more practical to have refrigerator if living in Manila because it is expensive to buy at groceries everytime you need something and if you have a regular job you have no enough time to go to groceries often. But in provinces, newly caught fishes, freshly picked fruits and veggies are always available nearby and I prefer fresh than frozen/refrigerated foods so it is fine without refrigerator.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 17
we went to our parent's hometown yearly when we were growing up. in my grandparent's kitchen, there is a small wooden cabinet with a screen door to keep the leftover food.
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@dgobucks226 (14390)
2 Oct 17
No, that would be extremely inconvenient. When we got struck by hurricane Sandy, we had no power and so no refrigerator. It was very difficult having to save everything we could on ice to keep it from spoiling. I don't know how people in the past got along without them.
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@AkoPinay (10100)
• Philippines
2 Oct 17
It is inconvenient for busy people in the city but for poor people living in the "mountain" or by the beach or the rich near the malls it is fine.
@JohnRoberts (65417)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Oct 17
One would have to have an ice box with a block of ice every day.
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@magallon (18102)
• Philippines
2 Oct 17
When we were still children, we have no refrigerator at home. We don't even know what it is... that is because, we live in a countryside and there was no electricity that time in our place.. so whatever we cook, we have to eat it all up so that it won't spoil.. Nowadays, that we are used to have refrigerators at home, i think life would be somewhat difficult...
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• Bournemouth, England
2 Oct 17
I suppose I could buy food from shops as and when I needed it but I would hate being unable to get a cold drink out of the fridge on a hot day. I was once invited to dinner by a lady who told me - as I finished the meal - that she didn't actually have a fridge but kept all her meat outside the back door as it was cold there! Fortunately it wasn't summertime when I dined with her!
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@Hannihar (44438)
4 Dec
I can't live without a refrigerator. Where would I put the cold things if didn't have the eggs and milk and all that goes in the freezer. I believe the food would spoil if it was left all the time.
@prashu228 (25529)
• India
2 Oct 17
Yes i can live without refrigerator. There are still people who live without refrigerator
@Ithink (10495)
• United States
2 Oct 17
Well it sure would make life interesting! We wouldn't be able to afford to go to our local store everyday as we only have one and don't shop there except for foods on sale as they are really expensive. Of course if you had no choice you would have to deal with it. I sure wouldn't like it thou!
@xiaolisu (2431)
• China
2 Oct 17
I heard it will be damaged if i pulled off the power of the refrigerator so i keep it working even sometime its empty in it. I don't think its necessary
@LeaPea2417 (22548)
• Toccoa, Georgia
2 Oct 17
I couldn't live without one because there are so many foods that need refrigeration.
@Hatley (164464)
• Garden Grove, California
2 Oct 17
in this modern age you canot live without a wayto chill foodand keep it fresh so need refrigeratoa