Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Nary a Classic Fridge to be Found



Well, not within our price range that is. It's the handles that present the problem. You would think you could find one fridge that has just a normal, traditional refrigerator handle on it, but no. It's a conspiracy, I tell you. A conspiracy that keeps us coming back for "updated" appliances every ten years whether we need them or not. I left Home Depot scowling.

But, eventually, we chose a refrigerator that will do. I like it, and I'm very, very thankful that it's coming in the morning. Our garage has been a decent replacement fridge for the last week and a half (yay for freezing temps), but I'm ready to get this new gal in place. Sam's employer has some kind of deal with Whirlpool that gives us big discounts. We were able to get the refrigerator (Whirlpool Gold) for nearly 40% off the list price. What a blessing, considering we weren't really planning on this purchase this month.

I've never had anything but the standard freezer-on-top-one-door style, so I'm interested to see how we like the new one. The too-easily-dated-for-my-tastes-handles are hard to see, but here's a photo of it...



I've also never had a freezer on the bottom style. Have any of you? What did you think of it? A little late to ask now, though, isn't it? We chose the french doors mainly for looks, but also we figured it might be nice in our galley kitchen. Novel to have the fridge open and still have room to pass through the doorway that's right there. Well, maybe. Thanks to everyone who chimed in with their two cents on whether or not we should order it in white. We did. So, now we have a black stove, a cream dishwasher, a white fridge, and a black microwave. I'm hoping that the magazines don't call too much this week - I'm rather busy for a photoshoot these days.

It is fun, though, to get a new appliance in! I hope it won't be too terribly long before we can get the others in, too. Here's the stove I have my eye on (really hoping the whites match up well)...



It's a duel fuel range with a double oven. The bottom oven is convection. Love that! I am excited about this little girlie.

Maybe, just maybe, after all of the children have completed their higher education, we'll spring for one of these puppies.



We actually debated it for a day or two. Apparently, Big Chill has showrooms in both Michigan and Tennessee, and they sell slightly damaged models at discounts. But, there weren't any in white and we needed a refrigerator ASAP. If you have a spare $2700 hanging around, maybe you can splurge on a new one now and send me photos :)



Or, better yet, make me a wall calendar. Because I just think they are so great-looking :)



Don't you?



And about as classic as they come.

But, I really am thankful for the new, white fridge that's coming in the morning. Maybe when the Conspiring Appliance People declare that our handles are totally out-of-date in a few years, we can figure out some way to switch them out instead of buying a more up-to-date version ;) Ha! Take that Conspiring Appliance People!

I'll post a photo or two of the refrigerator "before and after" tomorrow. Thanks for reading, everyone!




7 comments:

Rebecca said...

I like your new fridge!! That's the style I want when I am able to get a new fridge.

Gene said...

Freezer on the bottom is the best! Why? Think about how often you go into the refrigerator. Then think about how often you go into the freezer. So it only makes sense to have the refrigerator be the one with the easiest access on top.

Jacci said...

Well, thanks guys! The fridge guys are supposed to come between 8 and 11 tomorrow morning - the children will think it's a blast watching the old fridge going out and the new one coming in :) Guess this means I'll have to go to the grocery, too...

~Jacci

Heather said...

I'm sure as creative as you are that you'll find some way to integrate the new frig into your plan for the kitchen. I LOVE those vintage style refrigerators you pictured!

K :) Family Historian said...

my entire life i have lived with a freezer on the bottom fridge. my parents had them and then i purchased them as an adult. they are ever so practical and we just love ours.

always enjoy your blog. hope you enjoy your new refrigerator.

Heather said...

Next time remember they do make appliance paint. You could buy one in a different color and paint it white :) But I think you'll love the new one!

Jayne said...

When I was growing up, my parents had a freezer-on-the-bottom fridge. It makes more sense to me. When I bought my house, the fridge and range came with it and the fridge is a single-door one with an itty-bitty freezer on top--but it was free, so I'm not complaining. Someday, though...sigh...I'd like to have one of those sleek retro ones!