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A New Green Fridge – HFC Free – Not for Me

I discovered this cool new fangled “green” fridge on Cool Mom Tech this morning.

The refrigerator is HFC-free with LED lighting. And it’s pretty. That is, in A CATALOG. Regardless of the priciness of the fridge ($6,500 +) would you ever want to buy a fridge with a window on the front? I mean, the greeness makes me feel better about the environment but that big window on the front of it makes me feel worse about my life every time I pass by and see that my kids have put the cheese back in the wrong spot.

Maybe if I had all kinds of time on my hands to create a great window display of my food and wares – but really if you look into my fridge right now I’m happy to close the door and not think about which way my labels are turned. I don’t need one more thing on my list to try and make neat in my house.

All of the cool greeness aside, I’m convinced the fridge was designed by a single, earth loving, foodie who entertains at great measure, not an earth loving mommy who is busy and hates to clean the fridge.

However, maybe they did get the design right. Maybe only a single, earth loving, foodie can afford a $6500 fridge.

Note to General Electric: Will you please have Jack Donaghy give me a call when you come out with an eco-friendly GE Monogram for people with children and lives?

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  1. Tricia Kenney 01/16/2011 at 1:32 am

    There is a way to improve on this item. The window could have a touch feature that changes it’s appearance. When you aren’t wanting to look inside or have others look inside, it can change to a dark tint or the color of the fridge or a picture of some lilies or tulips or any number of options. That technology already exists, so I imagine that it wouldn’t be that hard to apply it here. 🙂

  2. Amy Allen Johnson 01/10/2011 at 9:22 am

    Growing up, my friend, Ashley, had an industrial-sized fridge with a window. We thought it was so cool, we could see exactly what there was to eat. my fear-you can see exactly how dirty the INSIDE of my fridge is too.

  3. Erica Fehrman 01/08/2011 at 9:06 am

    This is too funny. My thoughts:
    1.) If you can afford this Green fridge, what is the carbon footprint of the rest of your gigantor house?
    2.) Probably people who can afford this fridge hire a cleaning service and maybe even a cook, so they can probably organize it a few times a week and maybe don’t eat ugly things like pre-packaged string cheese.

    My GladWare will have to remain sheltered behind solid doors.

  4. Martina 01/07/2011 at 2:22 pm

    Yes, that’s too bad that an eco-friendly product get a bad rep because of flawed design and too high of a price tag. I agree with you – nobody should be able to see the messy contents of my fridge 🙂 Plus, I would be sooo tempted to eat more. Anyway, I would love to add more eco-friendly appliances and even an eco-friendly car but often it’s just too much money. Hoping for this to change in the long run. My company, http://www.CreativeToyshop.com sells eco-friendly, affordable cardboard toys and educational games for little children – we’re hoping to make a difference that way.