Back in October of 2012 I wrote a blog post about us shuffling refrigerators. We were living at the farm house then. We had a refrigerator in the garage an it had died. We debated about what to purchase. We ended up getting a new refrigerator for the kitchen and took the older kitchen refrigerator and moved that to the garage.
So once we moved, the garage frig went to the garage and the kitchen frig went to the kitchen. Well the garage frig died earlier this year and we opted to get a small dorm sized on for the garage and don’t regret that for a second. It was cheap and does it’s purpose.
We had been plagued with troubles with the kitchen refrigerator from the time we bought it…I swear the thing was a dud. Twice we had the repair man to the farm and once here in town. The same problem kept on happening. The auto defroster just didn’t work right…and try as we might, we never had ice. Well I shouldn’t say never. We’d have ice for a few months then it wouldn’t work…then the repair man would come and the cycle would happen again.
Even though Hubby fixed it once and the repair came once in the year that we lived here still we had no ice. Then last week the thing started making a weird noise. Hubby was sick of it all and said that’s enough. He asked me if we could just get a new one. At this point, I was sick of it too. He asked me what I wanted….I said same style only that it works.
I don’t care for anything fancy…I don’t care for anything “upgraded”. I just want simple and works. I am a fan of freezer on the bottom though. I don’t need ice in the door or stainless. Simple is good.
So off Hubby went to town and picked it out. I never saw it. Appliance shopping often works that way here. I want the plain basic and that’s what Hubby buys. I rarely see the appliances before they are delivered.
$1700 later, we have a refrigerator. Simple like I like.
It is not the same brand we had before. I will never by a Whirlpool again….or any other brand Whirlpool makes. I know that’s bad as they are an Iowa company but that last experience was bad enough.
I am not one to ever buy extended warranties but when the delivery guy brought this one, he said I could purchase one that would cover parts and labor for five years for about $200. I am thinking we should buy it. The last refrigerator was bought in 2012 …just over three years ago. We’d have had that warranty paid off time and time again on the old one and we wouldn’t be buying a new refrigerator now.
Well here’s to a happy-HEALTHY- refrigerator. I am really appreciating the ice…and the clean look. Oh I hope this one isn’t a dud too. It’s hard for me not to be pessimistic about it.