The historical adobe fridge in Meybod in Yazd is one of the sights in this city.
The fridge with a history that goes back to the time before Qajar period (probably Safavid era) is one of the few fridges remaining in Yazd Province that is made of adobe and mud. The main parts of this elegant monument include shadow-caster walls, ice pond, fridge tank and a dome.
Ice production process was this way that they would lead stream or aqueduct water down to ice ponds during cold nights in winter so that a thick, presses and multi-layered ice can be formed on icebounds. They break the ice and put in pachals when it is formed. Then they pour water between the ice pieces to make them pressed. This will make them longer before they melt. The water gained from melting the ice is not left aside. A narrow water stream was seen down the pachal to lead the negligible amount of water obtained from melting ice to the well.
Meybod Fridge is registered in the list of Iran’s national monuments on 16th of Dey 1375 with registration number 1826.