How Can I Protect My Refrigerator from the Heat of My Stove?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: I just moved into a rental apartment. When cooking on the stovetop the heat radiates up onto the refrigerator which sits adjacent to the stove. Is there is a magnetic panel product that I can stick on the side of the ‘frig to protect it from heat and save on the inconvenience of a fire.

Sent by Jami

Editor: Jami, this sounds like a fairly normal situation, to be honest — I think that most refrigerators are well-insulated enough to withstand residual heat from a stove. But it is definitely something to discuss with your landlord; perhaps there is some way to rearrange your kitchen a bit?

Readers, any advice?

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