Originally Posted by Bear fans
We have a hemisphere 302FK, love the front kitchen but there seems to be no insulation on the front fiberglass cap which leads to a very hot pantry in the summer especially when sitting in the sun. Earlier this spring even with very mild temps we ended up with melted hershey bars. Anyone have ideas on how we could insulate it?
You have the optional heated pantry option. Just throw the switch to "summer" and you should be good to go.
I personally wouldn't take a chance with my Hershey bars... keep them in the fridge.
Just having fun.
Seriously, the walls are very slightly insulated and with the cabinet closed, it builds up heat... mine too.
I bet you could add some kind of decent looking vents to the top of the pantry door... I assume the bottom has a large gap towards the floor... and what I would do (or also do), is to cover the back walls of any or all cabinets with Reflectix insulation. Cut to fit and staple up. I used it on my floors and cover windows. It blocks nearly all the light and most of the heat. If you aren't sure what this is, here's the product offered by Lowes. It comes in various widths and lengths.
Shop Reflectix 24-in x 25-ft Reflective Roll Insulation at Lowes.com