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Domestic Appliances: The Coolest Status Symbol? A Fridge

As a status symbol, you might not think that something that keeps your leftovers at a steady temperature would be much cop. Sports cars are a more traditional social signifier (not least of someone trying to convince their peers that they have an enormous… amount of money), as are regular holidays and the resultant tans. But for hundreds of years, having a way to keep food cool, and thus prolong its edibility, was far more show-offy than  a supercar.

Read more: http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/house-garden/domestic-appliances-the-coolest-status-symbol-a-fridge-8503856.html