Kimchi refrigerator

I guess only in Korea can you find a refrigerator specially made for kimchi storage – “kimchi neng-jang-go” as what the Koreans call it. “Neng-jang-go” is the Korean word for refrigerator or iced box machine. This fridge extends the “life” of your kimchi. There are different kinds of kimchi in Korea and one family probably stores a minimum of three to four kinds in their refrigerator. Other households might have more varieties of kimchi in store. In our case, we usually stock up on “paechu kimchi” (chinese cabbage), “dong chimi” (water kimchi – my favorite!), “kkaktugi” (cubed radish), and “oi” (cucumber).

Every winter season, Koreans make kimchi to last for the cold season (4-5 months?). This tradition is known as “kimjang”. In the olden times, holes are dug on the ground where vats containing kimchi are stored to preserved its freshness. This practice had been replaced with the advent of the refrigerator and of course, with the more efficient kimchi refrigerator. Kimchi stays fresher longer with a “dimchae” – another name for the specialized refrigerator. Aside from kimchi, fruits and vegetables also stay fresher inside the kimchi fridge.

kimchi refrigerator

Having a kimchi fridge wasn’t our idea. It was my parents-in-law’s and they are the ones who bought it for us as a gift. It has been two years since we cancelled their first order of the fridge since we didn’t think we needed it that time. Good thing my husband accepted the one they ordered on the eve of my birthday.

25 thoughts on “Kimchi refrigerator

  • January 15, 2006 at 11:10 pm
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    Where can I order a kimchi refrigerator
    from the United States?

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    • January 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm
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      hey you can buy some in naperville, illinois at h mart. they are great.
      go to kimchius.com and you can order with free shipping

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  • January 18, 2006 at 12:26 am
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    sorry rey! i’m not sure if it’s available in the US… but you might want to try the stores in Koreatown

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  • January 27, 2006 at 4:34 pm
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    Just saw kimchi refrig in Sacramento today.
    At Korea Plaza Market, off Zinifdel rd. Rancho Cordova……Samsung model fairly expensive 1500

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  • February 26, 2006 at 9:29 pm
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    hi ulit betchay! question: how is this different from a regular refrigerator? lower temps?

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  • March 1, 2006 at 12:22 am
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    hi stefoodie… the temperature is lower but not freezing… it takes advantage of nanotechnology so there’s no smell… the best part about it is you can keep your veggies fresh inside the kimchi ref for a longer time than inside the average ref…

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  • August 31, 2006 at 6:53 am
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    You can order at http://www.hmart.com. or go to any of the big Korean super markets or electronic stores in Korea town. It is costly but am looking for it as well.

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  • February 27, 2008 at 6:55 am
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    If you are looking for a kimchi refrigerator, you can always find more info on our website.

    This model of LG Kimchi refrigerator has being out for at least 2 years, now we have newer models. If you are intersted visit the website.

    Lg Kimchi Refrigerators

    Have a great day guys!

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  • October 15, 2008 at 11:40 am
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    I want to buy a kimchi refrigerator? Any recommendation on brandname and model?

    Is Dimchae good to buy?

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  • October 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm
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    ^^ yup, Dimchae is a good buy… i can’t help you with the models though since new models come out frequently

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  • December 20, 2008 at 5:29 am
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    Wow! It is cool. I like it refrigerator, where can I buy it?

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  • March 27, 2009 at 1:45 am
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    Is there a place I can order such a fridge online? I don’t want to go all the way to Sacramento (I live in the US) to buy one. $1500 is a little steep but I will pay that if it’s shipped to me.

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  • April 15, 2009 at 7:01 am
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    You can place an order a kimchi refrigerator here. They have Dimchae & LG items.

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  • September 23, 2009 at 7:29 am
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    Where can I order a kimchi refrigerator
    from the Russia?

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    • November 24, 2009 at 2:56 am
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      I have a kimchi refridgerator for sale if interested i will send pics

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      • December 6, 2009 at 2:22 am
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        Why are you selling? How much? Where are you? What year is the frige?

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  • December 12, 2009 at 7:51 am
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    Try your local best buy… believe it or not, my local one carrys kimchi refrigerators.

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  • August 3, 2013 at 5:14 am
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    we need thermodisc-thermo fuse for refrigrator
    i should be obliged send me email
    my best regards
    reza

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