Re: refrigerators
From: Catya Belfer (
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2018 06:35:01 -0700 (PDT)
We're looking at refigerator options right now as well - we'd love
information on what you just bought, and also what commercial fridges
people have and are happy with.


     - cat, Mosaic Commons, MA

Catya Belfer
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On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 7:54 AM Ruth J Hirsch <heidinys [at]>

> Hi, Muriel,
> I wonder if retreat/environmental centers have done the research…………
> and could tell you what they’ve learned and what fridges they bought.
> We are across the River from the Omega Center, for example.  The Ashokan
> Center is nearby.
> I wonder if a few calls/emails might be useful.
> Muriel and I’ve been in touch off-group.   Here is our fridge input,
> incase helpful to any other communities:
> After many years of a well loved, noisy and expensive to repair commercial
> fridge,  we bought a residential all-fridge.  That is, no freezer.  We have
> a separate upright freezer in the room that is currently our pantry.  Much
> as we loved the commercial fridge,  it is great to have door shelves.
> And this one is quiet.
> Hope you find good info on commercial fridges,
> Ruth
> Cantines Island CoHousing
> Saugerties,  where we love families and have one house available.
> Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2018 16:07:17 -0400
> From: Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at] <mailto:murielk [at]>>
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> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ commercial or residential refrigerator?
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> I think we'll end up buying another commercial fridge as we need the
> capacity. My question: How can I find one that is highly energy efficient?
> The websites that sell these fridges don't think purchasers care about
> this, but we care. It seems that top-compressor types are better than
> bottom-compressors in terms of energy efficiency, but maybe are less
> convenient to maintain, and inadequate maintenance yields lower energy
> efficiency ... another dilemma.
> Any specific suggestions as to brands or models will be very much
> appreciated!
> PS:  I have an intermittent e-mail glitch.  If you write and do not hear
> back from me shortly, please call me or please re-send.  Thank you,  Ruth
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