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This is a hybrid cooling concept worth considering: kitchen cabinet-style distribution and space-saving fridge design. It takes the idea of a portable, personal mini-refrigerator and expands it to the entire cold food storage system within a typical cabinetry-oriented kitchen layout – saving the need for normally-large spaces required to accommodate full-sized fridges.

On top of providing a greater degree of accessibility, this strategy is arguably more sustainable as well. Debatable, perhaps, is the wisdom of breaking up a single cooling system, but opening one fridge will at least not cause the same heat gain problems as would opening a normal-capacity refrigerator.

Other advantages of the Divide&Cool system include variable (and adjustable) levels of cold, humidity, and so forth, allowing for more custom-tailored solutions for different kinds of perishable goods – an extension of the fridge-and-freezer idea on a much more finely-tuned scale. And, of course, as modular parts of a larger set, each one can be custom-located and sized based on specific needs.