Cook and Wash on Your Refrigerator!
This ad from 1952 is a fire waiting to happen. They did exist, and the users of Reddit remember that the fridge never truly kept anything cold. Reddit users also explained how they worked. They said, “It’s just gas burners and a little sink on top of a mini fridge. The gas burners aren’t a problem. Adding a stove on top that gets used a few hours a day (probably minutes) isn’t a big deal. The real problem is that cheap mini fridges almost always suck. They’re made by putting the cooling coil directly inside the unit instead of having a fan pushing air over the coil into the main space.” Most likely, they didn’t work at all (via Reddit).