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Need a new fridge, any advice?

 
 
ossobuco
 
  2  
Sun 8 Jul, 2012 08:20 pm
@Ceili,
Yeah. Last house (sob) had a cabinet that had aeration slats to the outside. There's a name for those that I forget. Plus it had a dumb waiter not functional but fixable. (I used it for storage).
JTT
 
  2  
Sun 8 Jul, 2012 08:29 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
Last house (sob) had a cabinet that had aeration slats to the outside. There's a name for those that I forget.


Perhaps you are thinking of louvered doors, Osso.

If I ever win the lottery, I'll buy you that last house.
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sozobe
 
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Sun 8 Jul, 2012 09:08 pm
@ossobuco,
Could be... I might follow up on trying to nail down the actual measurements.
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Linkat
 
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Mon 9 Jul, 2012 06:10 am
@CalamityJane,
We just bought one that looks very similar. To be honest I cannot remember the brand name.

As an fyi - so many of the fridges are made by the same company now with just different names. So Kenmore could be whirlpool could be Kitchen Aid. There is also a $50 rebate for any energy star appliance purchase given I think by local energy company - all new appliances pretty much are energy star so you basically get $50 back. Many manufacturers are also offering great rebates too so ask when you buy.

We went to a local appliance store with a great reputation. I thought that was the best for us as we were buying a fridge, washer, dryer, and new grill. We were sorta like you in that we didn't want the highest end, but wanted a good reliable one.
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ikillyou
 
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Thu 12 Jul, 2012 11:20 am
@sozobe,
craigslist
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jcboy
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 07:46 am
How would you like to have this one? Cool

http://desmond.imageshack.us/Himg507/scaled.php?server=507&filename=fridgep.jpg&res=landing
sozobe
 
  1  
Sat 14 Jul, 2012 07:51 am
@jcboy,
Good grief! That's.... sizable.

Aside from the fact that it wouldn't fit, I don't totally love it style-wise. If the top was flat and didn't have the foofaraw curlicue thing I'd like it more. Not a big fan of the handles or the paint though either. (If it's gonna be wood, I'd like to see the wood...)

That said, I do love the concept of looking like regular wood cabinets instead of the big slice of metal that is the usual refrigerator exterior.
sozobe
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 08:04 am
@sozobe,
I went looking for a wood one that I'd like better, didn't actually find any, but came across these retro-looking fridges, if I was reaching I think this is more the sort of thing I'd want:

http://bigchill.com/site/wp-content/themes/glossyblue-1-4/images/fridge_list/red.jpg

http://bigchill.com/site/shop/big-chill-fridge

(Unless I had a whole new kitchen, like about twice as much square footage.)
sozobe
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 08:08 am
@sozobe,
This is kind of interesting, too, but I'm not sure about the glass:

http://1912bungalow.com/wp-content/uploads/2004/08/KlondikeRefrigerator.jpg

(That cabinet thing in the middle is the fridge!)
sozobe
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 08:10 am
@sozobe,
This would be kind of cool in terms of our actual kitchen. Take down the whole cabinet surround we currently have, and let be there all by itself as a focal point. Put the above-fridge storage elsewhere. I think it might actually open things up a lot.

(OK, it's completely out of my price range, but....)
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jcboy
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 08:14 am
@sozobe,
That is very unique! I kind of like it but perhaps in a country style home?
sozobe
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 08:15 am
@jcboy,
Yeah, I don't think it would fit really well in my house. I found it on a site that was called "1912 Bungalow," I can see it fitting into a really Craftsman kitchen, tricky though. I like the actual fridge but I don't love its surroundings, in that photo.
CalamityJane
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 10:11 am
@sozobe,
Amana has smaller refrigerators
http://www.steecos.com/Amana_A8RXNGFXD.html

and this one is very slim but probably too high for your space
http://www.steecos.com/Amana_A8RXNGFXD.html
JTT
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 02:07 pm
@CalamityJane,
Quote:
and this one is very slim but probably too high for your space
http://www.steecos.com/Amana_A8RXNGFXD.html


Nothing that can't be fixed with a chainsaw.
CalamityJane
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 07:19 pm
@JTT,
That's true, JTT! I kind of like this tall and skinny refrigerator, looks quite
slick.
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ossobuco
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 07:25 pm
@jcboy,
Don't get me wrong, I like armoires of almost all sorts, furniture bred to extravagance, and we had a few in our old venice house (no closets). But this thing has a tacky faux look (says ms. picky).

I can imagine the same thing in structure built less tacky poo.
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ossobuco
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 07:34 pm
@sozobe,
I'd rather have, say, five of these, with comparable writing giving a clue to what is inside (say, salad makings).

I lie. Actually, I'd rather have a walk in cooler or freezer, if I had a need to feed a restaurant full of people.
sozobe
 
  1  
Sat 14 Jul, 2012 09:08 pm
@ossobuco,
ossobuco wrote:

I'd rather have, say, five of these, with comparable writing giving a clue to what is inside (say, salad makings).


OOOOH! That would be awesome.

I was just goofing around when I found those Big Chill fridges but I'm starting to obsess a little bit. I just noticed that our toaster and KitchenAid mixer -- both red and retro-styled -- would go perfectly with the red fridge. Which is a really horrible reason to get a fridge. Of any kind, much less a very expensive one.

And the fridge is 50's while the house is 20's/ amalgam. Still.

E.G. and sozlet both agree those fridges are snazzy. (They have a bunch of other cool colors too.)

(No, I won't get it, just kind of pleasant to think about.)
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ossobuco
 
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Sat 14 Jul, 2012 09:43 pm
@sozobe,
Ok, that one is too too too cute.
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Linkat
 
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Mon 16 Jul, 2012 06:59 am
@JTT,
That reminds me - take the space measurements carefully - my husband measured the space the wrong way. He measured from the top so when you look at the actual space at the bottom it was slightly smaller due to the wood baseboard.

The day we were moving and were getting our refridge delivered - he re-measured from the bottom only to find the space was just slightly smaller than the actual fridge. We did solve it by removing the footboard, but now we need to do a little construction to now make it cosmetically appealing.
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