Simple solution…make sure they are new GFCIs. They do not trip by nuisance. My sump pump is connected to one and I would plug my fridge into one were the receptacle under 6 feet from the sink, or if I had an open ground. I fitted the GFCIs myself. Simple if you read the instructions and have basic electrical knowledge i.e. turn the power off before replacing the receptacle.
And new GFCIs are becoming ever more idiot proof with installation. They will not reset unless wired correctly.
You guys worry too much, and evidently over the (extremely remote) risk of a fridge full of warm food or a flooded basement more than the safety of the household (an ungrounded GFCI provides more protection than an ordinary grounded receptacle).
And on sump pumps if you are that at risk from a flooded basement, install a battery backup sump pump. I did, and it was very easy.
Of course as HIs you should recommend professional electricians do this, but I cannot believe that so many of you are opposed to the use of GFCIs in the situation posed above. And reporting on the use of a GFCI that is feeding a refrigerator. Madness!
I’m tempted to move my fridge to the bathroom. That way I won’t have to change the receptacle in there before I call you guys out.
Come on Paul. Make the call. Would you whack me for using a GFCI on a refigerator?
No need for a GFCI, the beer might warm up…