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A refrigerator (often shortened to fridge) is an electrical appliance
that uses refrigeration to help preserve food. A domestic refrigerator
is present in 99.5% of American homes. It works using phase change heat
pumps operating in a refrigeration cycle. An industrial refrigerator
is simply a refrigerator used in an industrial setting, usually in a
restaurant or supermarket.
They may consist of either a cooling compartment only (a larger refrigerator)
or a freezing compartment only (a freezer) or contain both. The dual
compartment was introduced commercially by General Electric in 1939.
Some refrigerators are now divided into four zones for the storage of
different types of food:
-18°C (0°F) (freezer), 0°C (32°F)
(meats), 4°C (40°F) (refrigerator), 10°C (50°F)
(vegetables), for the storage of different food types.
The capacity of the refrigerator (freezer and/or refrigerator)
is measured in litres (or cubic feet). Typically the freezer volume
is 100 litres (this will vary) and the refrigerator 140 litres.
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