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[-] bassad@jlai.lu 6 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

In 2022 there was a hot wave in summer here (usually temperated climate), a restaurant owner told me in the kitchen was so hot in the kitchen his refrigerators snapped, so he had to change it for a one with Tropical class engine, designed for an average ambient temperature of 40°C.

He didn't seem to be much worried about the kitchen staff health...

this post was submitted on 11 Jun 2024
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