Why are fridges difficult to quickly reopen?

Have you ever wondered why it's difficult to reopen a fridge door shortly after it has been closed?
04 July 2022
Presented by James Tytko
Production by Otis Kingsman, James Tytko.


Orange freezer-fridge with the upper freezer door half open


Listener Josie asked us "Why can't I immediately open my fridge door after closing it? It feels like air pressure is keeping it closed. Is this the case?" James Tytko spoke to Cambridge University’s Engineering Professor Vikram Deshpande about this fascinating fridge function...


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