Does anyone know why refrigerator shelves are not solid?
I wonder when something too thin falls off through the crack in the self. They bring the shelf out, stop, and then put a bit of a "fence" sticking out from it. This leaves a space and things slip through if they are too thin.
Metal shelves with holes are probably marginally more sensible especially when someone decides to put a hot pan into the fridge.
Actually my fridge has plastic shelves which are next to useless, They don't like hot pans and crack easily under weight.
Cold air probably circulates better too.
I forgot to state in the question that I meant the shelves in the door - not the internal ones. Where I wrote "...crack in the shelf" - 'crack' means 'space'.
Ha, even in the UK crack means space. Guess you could have edited this question! I, think you can. I can only assume that a man invented your shelves:)
I simply wanted to make sure that any others answering understood the question since I did not write clear enough.
My fridge has solid glass shelves. I suspect most refrigerators have openwork shelving so light can get through, and air can circulate.
So does mine. I was not clear in my question because I meant in the door. My apologies.
My fridge has solid plastic modular shelves in the door, built in one solid piece. They can be moved around with the contents safe inside. I think you just have to look before you buy your next fridge.
Unfortunately it came with the house which is a rental. I believe that it is a moderately old fridge. The space bars slip on/off but only in one spot. I did notice that the top shelf has a smaller 'gap' than the other two.
I read your clarification below. I know the fencing at the shelves on my snap out and there is a 1" or so gap. It is easier to clean for me. That doesn't really answer why they could not be solid. Expense for manufacturing? Duplication of parts for different models using the same fencing?
I just Google 1950 fridges. They were very mixed for door storage. Many had solid fencing. In fact many the whole shelf snapped in and out with solid fencing. That leads me to think today the door inside must be injected molded as a manufacturing process and cost less. The fencing gap is a puzzle for sure.
by Fay Favored 2 years ago
How often do you clean out your refrigerator?Since today (Nov 15th) is National Clean out your Refrigerator day I was wondering how often people clean theirs. Do you do it often or when it absolutely has science projects growing from lack of cleaning?
by Mary Wickison 5 years ago
Why shouldn't potatoes be kept in the refrigerator?If I leave them out, they begin to grow or rot. I have read it isn't advisable to keep them in the fridge, but why is this?Photo courtesy of freedigitalphotos.net and Simon Howden
by Beth Perry 4 years ago
Is it normal for cats to make a flying leap into a refrigerator as soon as the door is opened?We have had several cats that could be in the room on the other side of the house, apparently oblivious to everything else, yet the moment one of the family opens the fridge door they come running into the...
by jaydawg808 4 years ago
Has anyone ever stolen your food at work?
by Linda Chechar 6 years ago
Do you get up in the middle of the night and raid the refrigerator?I don't, but after a late night out, I might sneak a snack before going to bed.I've heard that some people "sleep eat" not even realizing they've done it the next morning.
by Kyou Capps 7 years ago
Challenge! What can you put on bread that...1.) Tastes good.2.) Does not require a refrigerator before or after opening.3.) Can be found at your local grocery store.So far, I've come up with peanut butter, honey, and bacon bits. Any other ideas?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|