Friday, October 22, 2010
Although he did not consider it to be my birthday present, I did. We went shopping for a new refrigerator on Sunday (after my geek BF had done a ton of comparison shopping via the Internet). As for me, I just go to a store that handles several different brands and I do some comparison shopping as far as what features I want. I told my BF all the features that I wanted our new refrig to have, and armed with that he started on his search.
When he told me the Samsung, which I had chosen had a much shorter warranty time than the LG; I just looked at him and said, "What's an LG?" I don't think I have shopped for any appliances since 1995 when I was involved in remodeling my home in Sedona -- and I went with all KitchenAid Superba products except for the cooktop. How things change. LG may have been a new name on the market as far as "I" was concerned, but checking it out we discovered it is rated #1 on the Consumer Guide. It touted a warranty period of 10 years to boot.
We checked out Lowe's, Home Depot, Sears and the Maytag Store. We ended up with the best deal at Home Depot -- who gave us a whopping 20% off, and said they would deliver already TODAY, plus hauling our old one off. With an ice maker that didn't work, and having worked hard for 15 years -- I think it was time for the old one to be hauled to the dump.
Enter my new, 28 cu ft. shiny black refrigerator, sporting French Doors, an enormous tray that extended across the double width of the refrigerator so I can lay out all the cheeses and cold cuts we so love, ice maker in the door, with ice and water dispenses in a 10-inch high dispenser -- tall enough for a pitcher to fit into. It is just so gorgeous and roomy and as everything was placed into bags and ready to be put back in, I spent the time to have everything organized. First my BF's choice of TV dinners/breakfasts on the left of the pull-out drawer, my own selections lined up on the right-hand side. Below the pull-out drawer I placed the veggies and bulk meat packages, which in our case consist mostly of shrimp, pork chops and chicken.
I will probably tweek my choices a bit in the days to come, but so far it's a real joy to open up those two big doors and just gaze at all the good stuff spread out before my eyes! Oh -- by the way, if you gaze too long it beeps at you. Kind of a gentle reminder to "Shut the Darn Door!"