Sunday, May 11, 2014

We Got a New Refrigerator

We had a bit of a hiccup this weekend.

I noticed last week that our water wasn't as cold as it should be. I didn't think too much of it. I just cleaned the fridge, and thought maybe one of the boys bumped the thermostat. They both helped me remove things, and put things back in. We bumped up the thermostat.

Soon after that there was a funky smell in our refrigerator. 

We found the funky smell. The eggs smelled horrible! Daddy said, "Are you kidding me? Are we going to have to go back to buying the cheaper eggs because they last longer?" Then we smelled the milk. It to was spoiled. It smelled like feta cheese. Needless to say the problem wasn't the brand of eggs I bought.

Our refrigerator died. There was a slight coolness, but it wasn't as cold as it should have been.

I wasn't too sad. We've had problems with that refrigerator since we bought it. The water in the door stopped working right before our warranty was up. We got the money, but chose not to spend it on a new fridge at the time. The refrigerator worked, just not the water in the door.

Now we had no choice we had to get a new refrigerator. 

Friday night and Saturday were too busy to go looking for a new fridge! 

Finally today we ventured out to get a new refrigerator.

We had a GE before. This time we went with a Whirlpool. One thing I do love about Daddy having a smart phone is that he can look up ratings online.

Things we were looking for:
  • We were eying one that was more money, but all the controls were on the outside. I could just see the boys getting curious, and pushing buttons they know nothing about. I also asked the sale's man about that control panel going out, and if it would be more money to fix than the other fridge that had the controls on the inside? He said, "Yes it is more." (I was thinking after the warranty dies off.)

  • I had a difficult time picking out which shade to go with: White, or grey? I like grey better, but all our other stuff we have is white. But the white things we have have grey on them. Daddy convinced me that as our other stuff dies we'll slowly get all grey things. 

  • Picking out a grey refrigerator I wanted to make sure magnets still stuck to them. Kids artwork has to be hung on the side of our fridge. It's just part of what we do. Magnets do stick on some, and not on others. Luckily magnets do stick on the one we bought.  

  • I wanted a refrigerator and a freezer that are side by side. That's what I'm used to. I could see having a lower drawer style freezer, and forgetting about things that are under other things.
If I didn't have kids that are always hungry I may have gone with something smaller.
The Whirlpool was on sale, we got it for 20 months 0% interest, a rebate, a warranty, same day delivery, and they hauled off our old one for free.

What I'm loving the most is that our water now works!

What I'm hating the most is moving food around. I moved as much as I could into the deep freezer because I new the new refrigerator was coming. When it came Daddy and I moved the stuff in the deep freezer up into the new refrigerator to thaw out the deep freezer, and clean it.

I wanted to go grocery shopping, but there are tornado warnings and storms all around us. We have no milk, no eggs, and need some things.

What do you look for in a refrigerator?


Masshole Mommy said...

Eventually we are going to need a new one, but I think our oven is on it's last legs, so that is going to need to be replaced first.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We have a Whirlpool too. Sadly, our ice maker stopped working about 5 years ago, but other than that it has been fine.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I love our Whirlpool appliances. That is a nice fridge you got! Usually, the most important feature is how much space it provides.

~ Noelle said...

we picked a black one (appliances are black and was said to not show finger prints as much!)
we also went with the side by side like yours - i did not want the below freezer...


The opinions on this blog are my personal take on products and topics relating to motherhood. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me.

I am not compensated to provide opinions on a variety of topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are my own. If I claim to show knowledge of certain topic or product I will only endorse products or services that I feel, based on my expertise, are worthy of such endorsement.

If you have any questions about this blog, or want to get in contact with me please email me at: