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America's Fridges Are Too Big! They Drain Your Energy, Money And Are Probably Killing You

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fridges are too big and unhealthy

Do you own a fridge? If so, is it a tiny, college dorm room fridge?

No, it's a full size, regular fridge? We thought so… well, you may be interested to hear this:

Your fridge sucks.

It's not your fault, most Americans don't realize how inefficient and unnecessarily large their fridges are.

Basically, the average volume of a fridge is about 22 cubic feet, but fridges nowadays are regularly closer to the 30 cu.ft. mark, or even bigger! What's nuts is in Europe, the average fridge is only 10 cu. ft.!

So because our fridges are bigger, they obviously suck up more electricity. About 50 gallons of gas worth of energy each year.

Aside from all of that, a large fridge has been shown to be bad for your health!

The bigger the fridge, the less healthy we eat. Basically, the more food we have in the house, the more we eat. It's that simple.

What's worse is we throw away about 25% of our food and drinks because we often just don't get to them before they go bad! There's just wayyyy too much in our fridges.

So do yourself a favor and consider downsizing your fridge. Your wallet and waistline will thank you!

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4 comments to “America's Fridges Are Too Big! They Drain Your Energy, Money And Are Probably Killing You”

  1. Brandon says – reply to this


    Interesting article. I thought the wasting of food was a brilliant point. Then I read this..

  2. Ross says – reply to this


    I call bullshit on this article, at least when it has to do with Europe. Many of us around the world have outdated appliances that waste a lot more electricity than necessary. But where the hell did you get the information that the average fridge is 10 sq feet? I've travelled everywhere and haves lived in Spain for years. They are EXACTLY the same. So, again, bullshit!

  3. Penny says – reply to this


    This is a stupid topic to write about. You report celebrity gossip. Stick to your day job.

  4. Chris says – reply to this


    Man, do your research! Dorm/mini fridge take up THREE times the energy as a regular kitchen fridge because they lack the proper insulation (to keep the size small) so the motor kicks in constantly, working towards keeping it cool. They are a total waste of money and are VERY loud! This article is 100% false.
    Signed- refrigeration/freezer repairman. Yup, not even kidding.