|RE: Refrigerators and Freezers||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fleck (foam4uworldnet.att.net)|
|Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 13:31:41 -0700 (PDT)|
It definitely depends on your meals system. We have a large commercial refer approx. 54'w x 30"d x 80" h. w/ a thermometer built into the face bought new. We monitor the temp for safety. We buy our produce, mostly organic, once a week in bulk for 4-5 meals/week -30-45 people/meal. Dairy is purchased more often. Many of our meals are low or no meat. The root veggies are stored in another area which stays cool year round but not in the refer. We also have a large freezer 30"x 36" x 80" (not new) which would hold a lot more than it does now. We're not putting up our own fruit or veggies. But juice, butter, meat, special foods for people with dietary restrictions, purchased produce, ice cream, ice, etc. go there. We tried a top loader but it was a huge hassle getting the stuff off the bottom. The refer is sometimes full to the brim. Individuals are not allowed to store their own stuff in the fridge. We have a preset menu Monday-Wed. and Thurs is "Creativity" (= left overs with dessert). So we're storing food from previous meals for use on Thurs. We also have a late plate program where folks who can't make dinner can have a plate put together for them and put in the fridge. Some nights there are 12 late plates! Hope this helps, Anne @ Jackson Place - Seattle -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l-bounces+foam4u=worldnet.att.net [at] cohousing.org [mailto:cohousing-l-bounces+foam4u=worldnet.att.net [at] cohousing.org]On Behalf Of Peg Blum Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 12:42 PM To: Developing cohousing - collaborative housing communities Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Refrigerators and Freezers Cambridge Cohousing in Cambridge, MA, is a community of about 65 adults and 30 children. Typical meal attendance: 30 - 50. We have a household all-refrigerator (Wood's Model # R17WUA, W.C. Wood Co., Ltd., Canada). Sorry I don't know the size but it is not huge and works perfectly well for storing the food needed for the next meal. After a meal, it is practically empty except for a few bottles of condiments. We're pretty good about not allowing things to accumulate. If a left-over is to be used for the next meal a day or 2 later, that's OK...otherwise it goes home with someone or is tossed. Our meal teams are getting pretty good about estimating the amounts needed. In addition, in the pantry, we have an old donated upright freezer which is used alot and so far, it's continued to work. (Probably not as energy efficient as a newer model might be, unfortunately.) Peg Blum pegb [at] cambridgecohousing.org http://www.cambridgecohousing.org ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rosalie Wolff" <westwolff653 [at] yahoo.com> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 2:33 PM > > The space for the refrigerator is quite large, 40 3/4 wide x 78 1/4 high x 35 1/2 deep. > > First of all, what size should we be shooting for in cubic feet for our group? Should we use residential or commercial refrigerators? Is an all-refrigerator solution with separate freezer a better solution than an integrated refrigerator-freezer? > > > Best of all, what has worked for you and what hasn't worked for you? We'd love to learn from your experience. What size refrigerator and/or freezer works for your group and what is your group size? > _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
- Refrigerators and Freezers Rosalie Wolff, June 28 2004
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