During the 2001 earthquake, all earthen pots were broken in Morbi area. Photographs of broken earthen pots appeared in newspaper with sentence that GARIBI KA FRIDGE TUT GAYA. It inspires Mansukhbhai invent economical refrigerator which can be afforded by poor people also. The result was Mitticool.
After a painstaking three years during which he tested all sorts of soil, clay and refrigerator designs, Prajapati finally came out with his unique “Mitticool” fridge in 2005.Mitticool is made of a specific type of terracotta clay with numerous pores on its walls. Its function is simple: keep things cool, for which it uses the basic principles of physics.
Mitticool is a natural refrigerator made entirely from clay to store the vegetables and fruits and also for cooling water. It provides naturally coolness to the stored material without
requiring any electricity or any other artificial form of energy.
It does not require any electricity or any artificial energy and therefore no recurring cost Can be used to store drinking water as well as keeping vegetables, fruits, milk etc Fruits, vegetables and milk can be stored fresh without deteriorating the quality for 2 to 3 days.About 10 litres of water travel through it, circulating through the pores and eventually evaporating. The evaporation lowers the temperature of the clay, and keeps things stored in the ‘frig’ fresh. Better preserves the original taste of the fruits and vegetables. Very good alternative for the rural people who cannot afford the conventional refrigerator.