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Post# 1125870   8/15/2021 at 17:30 (581 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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until you open the door


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Post# 1125873 , Reply# 1   8/15/2021 at 18:27 (581 days old) by Repairguy (Danbury, Texas)        

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Such a shame for such a good looking fridge externally.

Post# 1125878 , Reply# 2   8/15/2021 at 19:23 (581 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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This is an interesting combo---fan-forced frostless/hidden frost cooling in the refrigerator, separate manual defrost freezer all in a single-door design. It's a more advanced version of the GE Combination or others with exposed coils/cold plate in the refrigerator which drips.

Post# 1125884 , Reply# 3   8/15/2021 at 20:42 (581 days old) by steved (Guilderland, New York)        

I believe this was Westinghouse's answer to Frigidaire's Mini-Freezer fridge. I think Gibson and GE also offered a fridge that could be paired with a matching upright freezer.

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Post# 1125887 , Reply# 4   8/15/2021 at 21:36 (581 days old) by CircleW (NE Cincinnati OH area)        
Frigidaire Mini Freezer

That would be the refrigerator and freezer that my 6th grade classmate Roger's family had in their kitchen. The house was built in '64 or '65' and featured all Frigidaire appliances, including built in cooktops (2) and double ovens, in beautiful Turquoise.

Post# 1125905 , Reply# 5   8/16/2021 at 00:51 (581 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        

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My sister had this type of Frigidaire fridge when she moved in, and that shoebox sizedfreezer couldn't keep anything cold, let alone keep her soon to be growing family's perishables in an ample quantity that she could stock it with more than just a few getting by items even with the ice trays removed...

Ditto for an older '50's Frigidaire in the basement with its matchbook sized compartment just for ice and mostly what accumulated init, needing frequent defrosting...

Mom offered to just spring for a standalone freezer while she just insisted on waiting for the slow arrival of a GE replaced with a new 2020's Frigidaire, both freezers on top, former Stainless, latter, Black...

-- Dave

Post# 1125931 , Reply# 6   8/16/2021 at 12:29 (581 days old) by norgeway (mocksville n c )        

Called it Flowing Cold, Westinghouse called it the Cold Injector, basically Westinghouses was a cycla matic defrost with a circulating fan.

Post# 1125936 , Reply# 7   8/16/2021 at 13:00 (581 days old) by jamiel (Detroit, Michigan)        

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Not arguing, but hidden coils/fan forced was, I think, a significant technological leap (from freezer chest in the top, to cold-wall, to cold-plate with a trough for drippage, to hiding the whole mess for refrigerator compartment, to the ultimate of .hiding it for both chambers. (It could be argued that drying out of food was worsened by each of the improvements...). Was Kelvinator was the last user of "cold-plate refrigerator/fan forced freezer" frost-free?

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