Thursday, May 28, 2009

Expensive Lunch

After yesterday's disastrous discovery that my fridge went kaput, we gave it about 10 seconds consideration before deciding that we would get a new unit. Twenty years is long enough, don't you think?
Nothing says "love" like a little lunchtime refrigerator shopping with one's spouse. Actually, I think we did well. Here's what we bought

The only bad news is is that it won't be delivered until next Tuesday. We'll have to live out of the cooler and the neighbor's fridge. We opted to not get the in-door water/ice dispenser, but it does have an in-freezer ice maker. Russ is skeptical that we can hook up the water (if we keep it where it is), but I think it would not be a problem. I did agree that if we're going to keep it where it is (even if it's not forever), we need to be able to move it out of the way occasionally and we wouldn't be able to do that if it were hooked up to a water line.

What they call "french doors" will work great even in the narrow space we've got. Side by side doors, but one big fridge inside. The freezer is a big bin, but there's also a slide out smaller drawer that will be handy. I'm so excited! We also picked up an LG microwave. Neither of us realized how inexpensive microwaves are now.

This is the one we bought:


ADG said...

Be very careful with the ice maker water line hookup. When they leak, it's often a small stream and can go undetected for days if it doesn't flood your floor or rooms below the kitchen. If the leak is in the baseboard or wall segment of the line, you can have major damage before it's detected. I've had this occur while being away on vacation...disaster.

So, as you consider moving water lines or later on, shimmying your fridge in and out for cleaning etc. , be real careful with the ice maching water connection and line integrity.

Ok. That will be seventy five dollars please.

Kathy said...

ADG- thanks. The last time we had an ice maker we also suffered a small creek's worth of water soaked into the carpeted kitchen before cascading to the finished basement. And I'll never have a carpeted kitchen again either. :-)

kathleen said...

Love it. I'm now as excited as I was about the new sofas!

John knows all about water lines if you want a consult.

Toad said...

Youneed fresh ice for the summer. Good find.