Saturday, November 04, 2006

Out of the Ice Age

Refrigeration...we finally have it! At last.

A quote from the link above:

"The use of ice to refrigerate and thus preserve food goes back to prehistoric times. Through the ages, the seasonal harvesting of snow and ice was a regular practice of most of the ancient cultures: Chinese, Hebrews, Greeks, Romans. Ice and snow were stored in caves or dugouts lined with straw or other insulating materials. Rationing of the ice allowed the preservation of foods over the hot periods. This practice worked well down through the centuries." Until people started buying refrigerators made by the same companies who bring us televisions and cellular phones.

Multiple visits and replacement parts from the fine man who works for Maytag repairs (the only company known to service Samsung refrigerators, I guess) and we now have cold air. In our kitchen! It's a day to rejoice. And put away the ice chest. And do some grocery shopping.

PSA:
Do not buy a Samsung refrigerator.

5 Comments:

At 5:38 PM, November 04, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Good grief! It took an act of congress to get this post to "stick." Blogger be gone!

 
At 6:12 PM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Jim said...

Holy Toledo! You were using an ICE CHEST all that time?

My goodness.

Sorry about your blogger woes.

 
At 7:48 PM, November 04, 2006, Blogger Badoozie said...

ps
don't buy a maytag washer either

 
At 7:35 PM, November 05, 2006, Blogger Gwynne said...

Jim, yup. You were right. ;-)

Susie, nor Maytag refrigerators (that is what we threw away before buying the Samsung). I thought they had washing machines down though...perhaps not?

 
At 12:11 PM, November 06, 2006, Blogger Foo said...

I don't know from Samsung fridges, but I've always been a little amazed by the notion of harvesting ice in the winter and having it hang around in solid form through the summer months. Maybe there will be a show about it on the History Channel some time.

 

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