Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brrrr...It's cold in here

It's cold in here now that is...We got a new refrigerator/freezer! When Jake bought the house five years ago the appliances were included, and they lasted for us pretty well, but slowly and surely they are starting to not work quite as well. We had to replace the stove last May because the oven stopped working, and recently the fridge gave us a little scare. Even though it started working again and has stayed very cold since, we decided it was time to move on. So, we went shopping. We did a little online research before leaving the house, but we're pretty tactile, so the best way for us to find something we like was to just go out and look. We checked most of the major retailers in the area, and after coming home to do some more research and look at the reviews of the ones we liked, we ended up with this guy:
Isn't he a beaut?! It's the Kenmore 18.2 cubit foot top freezer refrigerator.When we replaced the stove we got a black one, because the dishwasher that we are planning to install is also black, so now the fridge matches too! I know, I get excited easily, but I love that all of our appliances match now. Since Sears was in the middle of inventory we did have to wait about a week and a half before it came in, but it was worth the wait. And it looks so nice in it's new home.
Here's a look at the inside. I still haven't figured out how to organize everything in the door, but it's coming along.
The new freezer is slightly smaller than the old one, so that took a little maneuvering, but we got it worked out now.

We also got a great deal on our fridge. It was on sale for $384.99, $165 off of the regular price of $549.00. And if we are able to sell our old fridge on Craigslist for about $100 or so then that means we only spent $284.99! Not too shabby for one that was pretty much comparable to our old one size-wise, and we really love that the shelves and drawers are clear so that we can see everything we have easily and won't accidentally buy something that we already have and waste food.

I feel kind of sorry for the old fridge though since it's still living in the house for now, it kind of reminds me of the swiffer mop commercials.

Our old fridge is looking sadly upon the new one and singing "baby come back". Can't you just see it? No? Maybe it's just me. 
Happily, the old fridge will be getting a new home soon. We listed it on Craigslist earlier this morning, so hopefully it will be helping others keep their food cold again soon.

So that was the frigid excitement happening in our house recently, but we'll be back to working on the backroom soon. We'll do a progress update a little later in the week.

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