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Author Topic: The petition to ban open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets  (Read 262 times)

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
I saw this today, thinking about it I wouldn't leave my fridge or freezer wide open all day.
I know the freezers are generally enclosed but the chillers...
I've signed it ,  every little helps


https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/261092?fbclid=IwAR0rl2IeTUuflgznLyKHU7Jl4hi1xtEraAZ-ijqo4eG9LTM_bqe1yXCOS58
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Scotsdumpy

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: The petition to ban open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 10:19:29 am »
If I see any open chillers or freezers I close them!

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: The petition to ban open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 10:26:55 am »
If I see any open chillers or freezers I close them!

Lots of chillers in supermarkets have no doors
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Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: The petition to ban open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 10:49:01 am »
I think it must be a British thing,on the continent most open front chillers have clear plastic strips, something I've not often seen here

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: The petition to ban open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 11:47:31 am »
Plastic strips sound a good idea.
Not sure doors on chillers, I'm thinking during the day they would be open every few seconds so more aggravation and letting cold air out anyway, but evenings and overnight would be good.

Scotsdumpy

  • Joined Jul 2012
Re: The petition to ban open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 04:30:08 pm »
If I see any open chillers or freezers I close them!

Lots of chillers in supermarkets have no doors

Aldi,
Lidl,
coop

all have some form of chiller with doors - Scotland - I still close them if I find them open..

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: The petition to ban open fridges and freezers in all retail outlets
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 10:02:07 pm »
For chest shape chillers/freezers, open at the top, the cold will tend to stay in, as cold air sinks, hot air rises.  If they have a closed lid then every time they are opened, cold is sucked out and will be whooshed into the air.  Without a lid, there will be less perturbation of the air when goods are removed. The problem is the upright ones, where the cold can fall out of the bottom if there is no door. However, every time the door is opened the same thing will happen, plus the air being whooshed out by the sucking motion of the door.  I don't think I've seen vertical chillers/freezers with out doors - maybe I'm just unobservant.
To my mind, the best option would be a chest type cabinet, with a sliding top - no air is sucked out, and the lid can be closed gently.
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