We decided it was time to replace our old Montgomery Wards side by side refrigerator. We bought it 30 years ago and a few things were giving us concern, noise and temperature and door hinge issues. See ode to refrigerator. Here's our fridge that's been covered in magnets over the past years. It's a collector's thing~~ momentos of trips and little gifts. The weekend prior to getting our new fridge, I took almost all of them off. Our theory was that the magnets kept it going after all these years. That's why I didn't take all of them off until Monday morning when the new arrival appeared.
I loved the old store front with the neon lights of Standard TV and Appliance, in Tigard, OR. I captured these photos on my second trip to purchase the refrigerator. I'd been there a week prior to look at my choices. The salesman that worked with me both times was knowledgeable and friendly. I was there almost 2 hours the first time, looking and calling husband at work to get some ideas squared away. There were even cookies to snack on~Otis Spunkmeyer, cooked in an oven at the store!
Tupperware sitting in my sink that's been in side by side freezer for too long. A few years old broth, pumpkin I knew I'd use for pies (not), clam juice from the late 1990s. The oldest item found was raspberry jam from 1992! All of this food is gone to the dump. A few pieces of Tupperware went with them, especially one with the clam juice, I think 1994. Can't imagine getting the smell from that out. It was all labeled and I didn't use it. Now that's poor planning on my part! I gave away 3 pieces of Tupperware to my dau-in-law as I've got way too much again. I kept a few of my favorite pieces.
Old refrigerator gets hauled away and recycled. The delivery men were fast and efficient. They had a long day ahead of them. They had a delivery to Corvallis and then to Eugene. That's a ways to go in one day and go back to Portland.
My wind blown tulips by side of house. It was raining so hard in the morning that I wasn't sure what it would be like when delivery men arrived. But it wasn't raining much when they arrived at 10:15 and left half an hour later.
Amana 19' bottom mount refrigerator. We like it alot, even after just a week. It's quiet and it's roomy. It fits in the space allotted for a fridge. My husband liked that aspect because he really didn't want to the cupboard out above it. Those do-it-yourself "looks easy" jobs aren't always easy!
I've had to work around the shorter shelf space. Gallon jugs and 2 liter containers go in door (pop and juice) and milk and orange juice on the shelf next to top shelf. All shelves are movable. I think we've got it pretty well set up. I just have to remember that 3 gallons of milk, a gallon of iced tea and a gallon of orange juice is a tight squeeze in that bit of space. Second shelf, on left, is a deli drawer. It can be taken out but for now, it's staying. I learned that after shopping on Monday and buying 2 gallons of milk and still having a portion of another gallon left. I solved that problem by putting smaller amount of milk in a Tupperware container with a pourable lid.
Yes, I'd recommend this refrigerator to my friends. I did have to move the temperature one notch colder on the refrigerator (from 4 to 5~factory setting is 4). Another notch on Sat. (5 to 6) when my husband put the semi-cooled ham in fridge. It obviously made temp go up some but fine when it cooled. I lowered temp one notch (6 to 5) on Sunday after the ham was taken out and mostly eaten on Easter. (I have a fridge/freezer thermometer in there that I used in old fridge to keep track of temp.) I rate this fridge pretty good, so far. I will be putting magnets on the new fridge after I clean them. Right now it's got about 7 magnets on there with 2 photos, one being of my granddaughter, of course!