All I really need from a refrigerator is cold food. Turns out there are 819 million ways to keep the food cold. Side-by-side, French doors, freezer, classic freezer on top, freezer on bottom and then there’s the whole cubic feet thing… Ashley looked at me and said, “Do you even know what cubic feet are?” Not exactly. But usually more is more when it comes to all things numbers.
Last night in our pursuit of the perfect refrigerator I said, “Ashley, let’s just pick one based upon the handles—whichever handle we like best is what we get.” Samsung has the best handles—that is our conclusion. I sure hope Samsung can keep the food cold.
I prefer the freezer on bottom—and not because French doors are all the rage. I use the freezer less and so I’d rather have it at my feet and what I’m really using on a daily basis at eye level. I have an aversion to side-by-sides. However, the price is right on side-by-sides. My deal with side-by-sides is that I feel like everything is crammed in and they get junky fast.
Please look at my sister—she really got into this. She was enamored with refrigerator depth so much so that she almost got in. I did not warn her that she would be on the blog so she did not dress for success. I said, “Ashley. You are in medical school and you keep people asleep during surgery every day. You can wear what you want, wherever you want, whenever you want. If anybody has anything to say about your lounge wear just look at them and say, “Do you know what I did today?” I digress. And she can wear what she wants to shop for refrigerators with me. So we looked at all the freezer-on-the-bottom models and my preference for them did not change. But I found a ridiculous deal on a Samsung side-by-side and I’d rather spend money on the range than the refrigerator.
When it comes to dishwashers Julie and her mom have both claimed that Bosch makes the very best dishwasher. I am going to go with their counsel on this and get a Bosch.
We also looked at washers and dryers which I care less about because they will be hidden in the basement at the bottom of a painted staircase. I threatened to get a washer that takes quarters but everyone knows all of my threats are empty. I don’t know why I bother.
If you have an appliance recommendation or warning, speak up. I’m making this decision this week. No kidding. The decisiveness washes over me as I type.