A few short weeks ago, I helped Alan throw away a perfectly good refridgerator because he couldn’t find anyone to take it for free. Quite a short time after that, our own fridge decided it had had enough. It seemed kind of warm in there, so we put a thermometer in and it said it was 65 degrees. Heat is not healthy for things like milk and eggs.
My wife did a wonderful job defrosting it, and it immediately cooled to about 34 degrees, which is cold, but a little TOO cold. Note that the freezer worked just fine the entire time.
A few days later, it was back up to 65 degrees. My wife had been considering a microfridge for a while, and this seemed like a good time to go for it. We bought one from Sears, and I took it home in the back of my truck. My friend Duane helped me move our old one out, and Cate and I moved the new one in. I stubbed my toe on a nail in the process and bled all over, but what major appliance doesn’t need some bloodshed to get it into place.
Anyway, pictures are here.
We were a little concerned that it would be too small for our family, but so far it’s been just fine. We even have a little space leftover. We have a short upright freezer in the basement to keep stuff like chicken from Sam’s etc, so that’s not a concern. Also, now that we have a short fridge, we can put a counter there, and have a significant addition to the kitchen counter surface. That’s a big deal. We’ve always wanted more, specifically an island, but the kitchen just didn’t have the space for it, We also put the microwave on a shelf, which gave us even more in the immediate.
All-in-all, it’s been an excellent purchase. It was MUCH cheaper than a full size fridge, and they tell us it costs only $28/yr to run. That on top of the added counter space makes it a better option for us. I’m not sure we’d put another full size fridge in the kitchen even if someone gave it to us.