Mitticool Clay Refrigerator
Mitticool is a clay-based evaporation refrigerator that does not require electricity.
Mitticool is a natural refrigerator made entirely from clay to store vegetables, fruits, milk and also for cooling water. It provides natural coolness for stored materials without requiring any electricity or any other artificial form of energy. It is composed of various clay chambers, water from an upper chamber drips down the sides of the unit and evaporates, thereby removing heat from the inside out.
India. However, they are looking to new partners and distributors for their product.
108-136 USD converted to USD in August, 2021
MittiCool target users are individuals that are part of the rural, off grid, low-income economic segment. Interview with representative
5000 units have been sold as of October 2013. Interview with representative
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- MittiCool is made of porous, terracotta clay.
- It is composed of various clay chambers: water from an upper chamber drips down the sides of the unit and evaporates, thereby removing heat from the inside out.
- While the upper chamber is used to store water, food may be stored in the lower compartment, comprised of two shelves. The first shelf can be used for storing vegetables and fruits, and the second shelf can be used for storing milk, meat and other foods.
Technical specifications and instructions can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
Because it is monolithic in design, there are no replacement components except for replacing the whole unit.
The manufacturer claims that the product is durable and long lasting.
- Mitticool does not require electricity.
- It increases the shelf life of perishable food items in comparison to storing at room temperature.
- Modern design
- Naturally cool vegetables, fruits, milk,water etc.
- Very easy to use
- Variety of health benefits
During testing, the shelf life of coriander was extended by 4 days as against 1.5-2 days in room temperature. Shelf life of vegetables like brinjal, chilly & okra was increased on an average by 5-6 days vis-à-vis room temperature.
Gujarat Grassroots Innovation Augmentation Network (GIAN) Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and the National Innovation Foundation extended their help in the form of grant and guidance for getting the patent, making the packaging box and lab testing of products.
No known safety hazards.
Mitticool company also offers various products for the public.
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Manufacturer claims to have received ISO certification.
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