Yesterday was the first morning in a long time that I did not write a post. The reason why: We spent yesterday morning cleaning out the old refrigerator, stowing most of what was within it in coolers! Thank God for freezing temp’s here too because outside it never got higher than 39 degrees! We will be doing a remodel of our kitchen this coming spring and we bought all that will be replaced for a couple of reasons!
Over the last 9 months our oven/range has not been working due to a faulty regulator and I have been cooking on camping stoves in the kitchen! And our refrigerator was giving out too! This lovely device was freezing items in some areas and creating lakes in others! We decided that even though we are not remodeling for a while, we just had to replace what is not working right now…
So here are the old on their way out…
Did you notice that these appliances are black in color? Well, let me tell you something about having black appliances…I know they were the rage when our house was built, but honestly, they are dust magnets! Just like stainless is a magnet for fingerprints! We took this into consideration on our choice of color. We went for white on the new, which is the most forgiving color in the kitchen!
We decided to purchase a side by side refrigerator.
If you have been shopping lately for a new refrigerator, you might have noticed the number of models that have the freezer on the bottom. Let me tell you something about those freezers…It is one huge drawer that you will have to dig through to find what you are looking for.
Why they brought back this design is beyond me as no one cared for them back in the early 1960′s. If you are thinking about buying a new refrigerator be sure to take a good look before you consider buying one of these. Open up that drawer, check out the depth, and think about that chicken that you might want that is in the bottom underneath the frozen dinners, ice cream and bags of frozen vegetables, which will all need to be removed to get to that chicken.
The other thing to look at is making ice. In all the models that we saw some have the ice maker in one of the refrigerator doors. But if you buy one without an ice maker, be careful with that ice tray and make sure that you do not spill! Can you imagine cleaning water that you might have spilled? And be very careful closing the drawer too so that you do not upset those liquid trays! My prediction is that this style will not be around for long, and they weren’t in the early 60′s either!
Now on to the new stove/oven combo…Look at how lovely this is!
This has an oven that is not only conventional but convection too! So, we are going to be going through a learning curve as I will be writing posts on the differences and how to compensate! Hopefully, I will not burn future dinners!
Thanks for visiting! Stay tuned for another announcement coming soon that is very exciting!