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Old 30.01.2021, 18:31
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Re: Can I put my freezer on balcony?

You can put your refrigerator on the balcony, many people do so around Zurich. Especially popular with beverage fridges.

Most conventional refrigerators are not built to be exposed to elements, so quicker rusting and additional wear and tear may shorten the fridge's lifespan and badly affect its exterior. But if you just put it out of the rain's reach and protect from leaves and critters coming behind it, then you shall be fine. The only case of the dead external fridge I personally know was caused by a cat getting behind the fridge and (allegedly) cracking a pipe. That was an old fridge, though.

It is also a controversial idea to put any bulky piece on the balcony, if you care about the way it looks, since it gives it a bit of a ghetto look in eyes of some people. But if you don't care, then just do it.

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Bananas ripen faster in the fridge, no?
They don't. Only the peel turns brown quicker (due to the polyphenyl oxidase enzyme in bananas polymerizing phenols in the peel into polyphenols), but the actual flesh preserves better.
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Old 30.01.2021, 19:30
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Re: Can I put my freezer on balcony?

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You can put your refrigerator on the balcony, many people do so around Zurich. Especially popular with beverage fridges.

Most conventional refrigerators are not built to be exposed to elements, so quicker rusting and additional wear and tear may shorten the fridge's lifespan and badly affect its exterior. But if you just put it out of the rain's reach and protect from leaves and critters coming behind it, then you shall be fine. The only case of the dead external fridge I personally know was caused by a cat getting behind the fridge and (allegedly) cracking a pipe. That was an old fridge, though.

It is also a controversial idea to put any bulky piece on the balcony, if you care about the way it looks, since it gives it a bit of a ghetto look in eyes of some people. But if you don't care, then just do it.



They don't. Only the peel turns brown quicker (due to the polyphenyl oxidase enzyme in bananas polymerizing phenols in the peel into polyphenols), but the actual flesh preserves better.
Yeah. The only problem is, we eat them so fast they don't have the time to preserve..
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Old 30.01.2021, 19:41
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I donít believe eggs ripen! But always out. I think itís only in the US that recommends refrigeration - their chickens are not vaccinated against salmonella.
I thought the reason was that US eggs are rinsed and that means they require refrigeration.
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Old 30.01.2021, 19:47
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I thought the reason was that US eggs are rinsed and that means they require refrigeration.
Yes.

Here they say that once refrigerated, they should continue to be so, which is why they are normally transported and sold at ambient temperature.

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Old 30.01.2021, 20:41
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Re: Can I put my freezer on balcony?

We have an extra freezer. In the "office", not balcony. When we'll own our home we'll buy a proper fridge. Probably import one.
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