World’s weirdest fridges

May 16th, 2012

Fridges & Freezers

Sick of ‘rectangle’ being the only available shape for your fridge? Here are some quirky alternatives, guaranteed to enrich your life by at least 18.75%:

R2-D2 USB Micro Fridge

Powered by The Force a USB port, this mini Star Wars themed fridge will keep one can of Mountain Dew nicely chilled, allowing you stay hydrated during your thirty-six consecutive hour World of Warcraft sessions.

To enjoy your cold beverage, simply remove the head of R2-D2, and hey presto! Refrigerated perfection will be yours faster than you can say ‘man child’.

Along similar lines, you can also get a mini USB fridge that vaguely resembles a Smeg FAB Fridge:

Enjoyed by humans and lolcats alike.

Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer

Is it a box? Is it a drawer? No, it’s a Fisher & Paykel CoolDrawer!

Similar in design to the iconic DishDrawer®, the Izona CoolDrawer is basically like a giant filing cabinet for your food.

It fulfils several functions, switching from fridge, to freezer, to chiller, to pantry, to wine cooler at the touch of a button.

Plus it’s totally customisable, so if cowhide is your thing, well then giddyup cowboy!

Also available in candy stripes:

And the tiled version can be placed outdoors:

Check it!

See-through fridge

If people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, then people with transparent fridges shouldn’t let the month-old lettuce in their crisper grow spores.

Perfect for sharehouse living, this Japanese fridge will make it plainly clear precisely how little milk you’ve got left, and how many beers your housemate’s freeloading boyfriend has nicked.

Also on display at the same technology convention, a transparent washing machine!

Denim fridge

Yes, you read correctly. Seen earlier this month at the EuroCucina expo in Milan, the Smeg FAB denim fridge is the hottest thing since a Smeg pyrolytic oven. (That’s five hundred degrees C, baby!)

Bio Robot Fridge

An oldie but a goodie, this experimental fridge was a runner up in the Electrolux Design Lab competition.

In theory it’s amazing – it uses a non-sticky biopolymer gel which cools through luminescence (whatever that means). In reality it’s probably, well, not physically possible.

But who cares, it’s nuclear green! And it has the word ‘robot’ in it! I’ll take three.

Anyway, gotta run! Til next time…

Louise is a writer with a passion for appliances, especially those that involve food. She is particularly fond of ovens because they enable her to make cake. Apart from baking Louise also enjoys listening to alternative music, dying her hair various unnatural colours and writing poetry that has been described (by her Nan) as 'quite nice'. On her appliance wish list is a Hello Kitty toaster and 'Hero' the barking dog-shaped hot dog maker. She lives in Sydney. Google+

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