How To Select a Refrigerator
Decisions Made: French door, 36 inches
Undecided: Brand, stainless steel or cabinetry
Last week we toured a showroom hunting for a refrigerator (we, as in me and our monkey of a son, who swung one handed from door to door). I can’t get excited about refrigerators. They perform just one function: food storage. So my selection criteria is simple: Long lasting (ever since I became a mother, nothing upsets me like having to re-do an item I’ve crossed off my to-do list, especially when it involves waiting for repair people), must not topple on said 5-year-old, and the price, well, how much are you willing to invest in a fridge?
I love the idea of a Sub Zero fridge (especially this one, coming in Summer 2012). Maybe because it’d blow our budget.
Pros: You know it will last.
Cons: I’ve already blown my budget on the Wolf. Mentally (we haven’t bought it yet).
Then there’s the Thermador.
Pros: Sits higher than other refrigerators, so produce is at eye level (and therefore I’ll remember to use it). And with their current promotion, if you buy a refrigerator, you get a hood for your range for free.
Cons: I like saying Sub Zero. What can I say? I’m shallow.
That’s it for today’s “research.” Our kids are painting in our home somewhere, and probably not on paper.
Which do you like? Which do you have experience with?
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