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Refrigerators R Us

Suppose you’ve turned off the ice maker and your freezer is still apparently dripping water into your refrigerator? *Then* do you have to buy a new one? Is there a chance that one morning you’ll come downstairs and the refrigerator will have turned itself off forever?

(In other words, are my justifications for a new fridge with crushed ice through the door gaining strength? Or a bottom freezer with french doors above?)

16 thoughts on “Refrigerators R Us”

  1. Songbird, it seems to me that the answer to your question partly lies in a filked version of Poe’s The Raven, wherein dripping is artfully substituted for tapping, and the freezer is the one that proclaims “Nevermore.”
    But I can’t quite seem to make it work. I hope that the idea of it is sufficiently entertaining. And french doors sound nice.

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  2. Sounds wonderful! My mother bought herself a bottom freezer model a few years ago, and she loves not bending over every time she gets something from the fridge. Of course, I’m old enough to remember the old bottom freezer models with the foot pedals. No icemakers, though.
    I’d go for the crushed ice too. We grew up with a hand-cranked ice crusher, and I loved it. It’s not like a refrigerator is a short-term investment, anyway. Get the one you want; you’ll have it for a long time.

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  3. Thanks for the welcome. I’m looking forward to participating! As for the refrig: Your old frig. probably was not as energy efficient as a new one, and crushed ice on demand-you’ll be party central…

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  4. Oooo, I echo Marie, go with the freezer on bottom or side with ice and water in the door. Just be warned, the crushed ice can go flying hither and yon. I prefer the chunk ice, it’s neater. And sometimes, an ice cube will just fall out, as if by magic. When that happens in our kitchen, Ben comes running over to pick it up and chomp away. Jett doesn’t really like ice, he just likes to crunch it into a bunch of pieces and walk away.
    Good luck with the fridge!

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