Testing out a no-electricity refrigerator called Mitti Cool.

Testing out a no-electricity refrigerator called Mitti Cool.  

The entrepreneur was inspired by the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat (India) and designed a clay fridge that preserves food items like fruits and vegetables for up to six days and liquids like milk up to three days.

The fridge costs 4600 INR ($77 - incl shipping). 

From the description on the site:
The refrigerator works on the principle of evaporation. It has two large tanks, one at the top and and the other at the bottom with a capacity to store approximately 20 L of water. The fridge also has a cabinet to store food items. The water tanks cool the sides of the fridge in the same manner as clay pots used to cool water during summers. The water from the upper chamber drips down to the sides, taking the heat from the inside thus leaving the chambers cool. This helps to preserve the food for days.

Video: MittiCool
Website: http://www.mitticool.in/

H/T Ranganayaki Srinivas for finding this. 


Comments

  1. Would love to get the feedback on the efficiency as we are keen to use it for IT Nature Club 's social initiatives

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  2. Geetanjali Dhar will be experimenting over the next few days :-) and will share the results.

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  3. Pooja Srinivas any update on this

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  4. Naveen Krishna still working well. Fruits and veggies stay fresh for 3 days - esp bananas don't get spots or turn black. You just need to keep an eye on the water level and remember to fill it up. Water in the tank tastes good - we use drinking water in the tank instead of tap water.

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  5. Pooja Srinivas Good to hear, i love using natural stuff. Is it available in Hyderabad. Do let me know if you happen to have any idea of its availability in Bangalore ? Thanks.

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  6. Naveen Krishna its from Gujarat -bought it online 😼 You can order it from the site mentioned above ☝

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