Tall, skinny and energy efficient. Refrigerators often use the most kilowatts in homes, so having a fridge that attacks this vampire energy loss is a great idea. We heard of the Conserv through Jill, who considers it the perfect urban refrigerator. The ConServ is super slim (23.5" wide), tall (79.5"), has a bottom freezer, uses only $2.50 a month, and is designed by David Whitfield Lewis, who does all of Bang & Olufsen's fancy stereo's, etc.. The catch - AND why we Jill mentioned it in the first place - is frustration, because the ConServ costs around $1100.
According to Jill, this is the perfect small, city refrigerator and - being NYC - the smallness costs. We found it online at here and Jill says she has been eyeing it at Bloom and Krup at 504 East 14th Street. And then we opened the House & Home section this morning! What are they thinking?? Super large refrigerators?? Does it look like we all live in the suburbs?? (Thanks, Jill!) NOTE: Emailed from a reader - "the Equator fridge in today's post, that model is discontinued. The replacement is the Summit CP171." These fridges are very similar but ConServ and Summit are now both available. (ReEdited from 2004-12-16 - MGR)