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Old 03-01-2013, 12:39 PM   #506 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
Actually this is almost trivially simple. You put several plastic jugs of water in the freezer. This serves as thermal mass: if the power is interrupted for more than a few hours, you move the jugs to the refrigerator compartment. Or you might look up the original "icebox" Icebox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that people used before mechanical refrigeration was invented. Ice was harvested from lakes and stored year round.
I consider bottles to be up to two or three litres and jugs being a gallon or more. I just do not have the room, but when I have my own place, I want a chest freezer!

In the Phoenix area, our small and man-made lakes do not freeze, although I have a picture of a giant frozen puddle on the sidewalk at Arizona State.