How to Live without a Refrigerator

If you want to banish your fridge, here are some tips.

  • Use a pot-in-a-pot “refrigerator” (also known as a “zeer pot”) – A zeer pot is a clay pot placed within a larger pot with wet sands in between the pots and a wet cloth placed on top. The evaporation of the outer liquid draws heat from the inner pot, which can be used to store perishables like fruit, vegetables and meat. Note : The zeer pot works best in hot, dry climates.
  • Downgrade from a big refrigerator to a small freezer and a cooler. Store your perishables in a large cooler with 2L soda bottles filled with frozen water. When the water melts, place bottles back in freezer and switch out with other 2L frozen soda bottles.
  • Turn your basement in to a root cellar – Commonly used for root veggies, underground or partially underground cellars are a great way to keep veggies, fruits and nuts at low temperatures.
  • Keep your veggies watered like flowers – Keep veggies fresh before consumption by keeping the tips of the stems watered.
  • It’s okay to leave eggs out on the counter – n cool weather, raw eggs can remain unrefrigerated for up to a month.
  • Keep condiments in the pantry and sticks of butter in a covered butter dish – Butter can last up to a week unrefrigerated.
  • Get in touch with your pioneer roots and can/preserve/dehydrate/pickle your fruits and veggies.
  • Can’t make the plunge? Consider using a smaller refrigerator or a mini fridge. At the very least, make a conscious effort to waste less food. Be conscious of the food you buy and consume wisely.

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14 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing my post.

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  1. Storyteller says:

    Didnt know that about eggs. If you want to jnoe if they are still ok to eat you fill a cup of water. If they float they are no good.

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    1. GS says:

      Great Tip. I didn’t know 🙂

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  2. Storyteller says:

    Yes i usually check my eggs that are out if date. They wont float to the surface but need to be flat at the bottom.
    https://www.australianeggs.org.au/facts-and-tips/tell-if-eggs-are-bad#:~:text=Simply%20fill%20a%20bowl%20with,eggs%20should%20be%20thrown%20out.

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  3. Janice Reid says:

    In the wintertime if after a party we have too much food left over to fit in the refrigerator, we store it in the garage for a day or 2😊.

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  4. Priti says:

    May be we can use zeer pot for water but we need to use freezer or cooler for vegetables or left out food! So I think it’s impossible to live without refrigerator! 😇

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    1. GS says:

      Yes for the environment

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  5. winny Allure says:

    Very creative tips. Thank you😁

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing my post

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