Tuesday, December 24, 2013

An Open Letter To Electrolux

A tweet this morning caught my eye…

It asked the question as to how you keep guests warm and welcome.  I just spent two days in a power outage with Frigidaire (an Electrolux company) Professional equipment - I do like their appliances, but they can be a source of frustration.  So, I thought I’d use this as an opportunity to raise one particular issue through an open letter… 

Dear Electrolux,

One of the biggest costs of a power outage is the replacement of spoiled food in the refrigerator.  This can quite often reach to near the cost of the actual refridgerator itself…  Now, this is a problem that has existed since the invention of the appliance itself, and nobody has done anything to resolve this.

The weight of a food laden refrigerator is too much to move in a fitted kitchen, so you can never unplug it at the rear to save your food…  

Can you please put an electrical outlet on the front of the base of the appliance so that it can be run on a generator?  A simple current detection switch behind the socket then switches the input from the back of the unit to the front.  

The modern appliance is actually designed to fail at it’s one primary task in a power failure, yet the solution is so devastatingly simple.  

Please consider looking into this.


Jason Coulls