The rising popularity of fermented foods in the West has created an increased demand for refrigeration equipment to handle them – as seen with the Dimchae Kimchi Refrigerator.
A refrigerator for kimchi is commonplace in Korean homes, and is now seeing an increase in popularity in North America thanks to immigration and the rising popularity of fermented foods of others.
The specialized fridge works by offering three separate compartments that each have their own cooling system, on/off switches, and even deodorization systems in order to keep smells at bay. These systems work to provide users with a way to keep different kinds of kimchi and other fermented foods without them mixing smells or flavors. The minimal design of the Dimchae Kimchi Refrigerator makes it suitable for placement in modern kitchens.