Why Is The Freezer Door So Hard To Open, Moments After You've Closed It?

22 May 2018, 17:14

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Mystery Hour Question

Name: Charlie, Nottingham

Question: Why is the freezer door so hard to open, moments after you’ve closed it?

Answer: Gary, Sutton

Qualification: Previous Refrigerator Engineering Student

When you open a freezer door, the cold air comes out at the same time as the warm air goes in.

This happens very quickly and creates a vacuum, which makes the door difficult to open.