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Feb 3, 2011 03:22 PM

Refridgerator lockbox?

Is there such a thing? (preferably non plastic)

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  1. If you are looking for a means of locking your refrigerator, try searching for "prader-willi syndrome." People who have a child with this condition must lock their refrigerators. Is this the type of thing you mean?

    10 Replies
    1. re: Isolda

      No, my roommates keep taking my food. We all share the same refridgerator.

      1. re: mwok

        Sounds like it's time to find new roommates, and buy a compact refrigerator for your bedroom and lock the door when you leave.

        1. re: mwok

          There actually is such a thing. Its sold under the name "Fridge Locker". You can also get plastic sandwich bags with printed images of mold on them, which might deter your roommates from eating the contents.

          1. re: mwok

            well now, that's not very nice! i assume you've addressed the issue with them and didn't get anywhere...?

            i'd advise against doing something as in-your-face as putting a locked container in the fridge - i imagine it would just cause tension among all of you. how about getting a cheap mini-refrigerator for your room and keeping some of your food in there?

            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              What is the average cost of the mini fridge to run it for a year? It will only be used to store some simple stuff like vegetable, dairy and fruits.

              1. re: mwok

                i have no idea. it would depend on the model you buy and the type of power setup you have. that's something you need to research yourself online or ask someone who sells them.

                1. re: mwok

                  I picked up a new compact fridge from Walmart for approximately $140, but you can get cheaper models than I got. The price of the electric bill went up about $10 for the month.

                  As for offending roommates who are stealing from you, sometimes a dirtbag thief requires a figurative boot swiftly planted into their backside.

                  IMO, Caroline1 has the right attitude. If they don't respect your property, they don't respect you as an individual.

                2. re: goodhealthgourmet

                  ghg, I'm chuckling here... You're concerned that locking his/her food might be too "in your face" for the roommates who STEAL his/her food? I say make a pan of fudge loaded with Ex-Lax (do they still make that?) or something loaded with enough Sriracha to burn their thieveing little (or big?) fingers off!

                  mwok, I bought a mini-fridge that is Energy Star rated, and I didn't notice any increase in my electric bill during the time I used it. As a student, I have to assume you're not basking in the lap of luxury so you might check things like Craig's list for small refrigerators. Are you sharing a house with roommates? Am I assuming too much thinking you're a student? It occurs to me that if you were living in a dorm, you wouldn't be concerned about the electric bill, unltss you're thinking of the future. Anyway, here's a link to the one I bought, except I paid ten bucks more to get black:
                  Or for $188.00 you can get it with a microwave oven too!
                  You can have it/them shipped to your nearest Walmart and pick it up there to save shipping costs. Then all you'll need is a pick-proof lock for your room!
                  Good luck!

                  1. re: Caroline1

                    LOL! i was just trying to help mwok keep the peace. the Ex-Lax brownies are certainly an effective deterrent, but s/he may end up with pissed off, what if they all share a bathroom? ;)

                    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                      Then mwok will need a lockable refrigerator, a heated tent and a port-a-potty. And good ridance to the roommates! '-)