You've never introduced me to your beer fridge.I like it in a sealed large Tupperware in the beer fridge which is kept right at freezing.
You can't convince a few people I share with regularly that cleaning it first will last longer, they won't take it if I clean the crab, they want it cooked whole on ice. Only cleaning it right before eating and they store it that way.
I do it both ways, there's way too much goophobia around whole crab. Oxygen and temperature are much bigger factors.
Old stuff is like that. I an't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was. About the mini fridge, did you give it a tearful burial? That's the least a man can do for his recently departed beer fridge.It's about your age and still works great. I did however lose the shop mini beer fridge this summer do to heat stroke when it hit 110 here.