It’s here!

Having looked it up on the internet, apparently the recommended temperature in a fridge should be 3º C (37. 4º F) and the freezer minus 18 -20º C (minus 0.4 –  minus 4ºF)
Our fridge was lurking at 10º C, though the freezer was doing OK at -18º C.
The compressor has been going practically all night us noticing it more as it was in the hall rather than in a cupboard behind the kitchen door.

The guys arrived just before 10am, and were well pleased that everything was ready so that it was a straightforward put in position and take old one away job.
As always, tea or coffee is offered and we emptied everything out so that they could get it out of the way giving them the maximum space to get the new one in. We’d already taken the kitchen door off so that made life easier too.
It was noticed that the condensation collecting tray was full, a sure sign that the freezer was running practically non stop.

Once connected and in place, we loaded it up and everything just fitted into the freezer. This isn’t a problem as I won’t have to buy anything for a month and then not so much. The freezer has only three drawers compared to four and capacity is a little over half what I had. The fridge is also considerably smaller having three internal shelves instead of four and just one salad drawer. Had we gone for a four drawer freezer, the price would have increased by about £175 and it would have been the same size as the one we had.
As it was we got £50 off as there was a small showroom scratch on it (repaired with our appliance paint as Hubby did for the washing machine), and the price included delivery, connection and disposal of the old one.  Comparing prices for the model on the internet (I know, a bit late after buying it), we did get a bargain, even without the discount, as other places charged for delivery and disposal of the old appliance.

At the end of the day though, we are pleased with our purchase. I don’t have to stand on a chair to see what’s on the top, and because it’s smaller and no longer in a housing, it has opened up the kitchen and given an illusion of more space. The new paint looks great and being not as bright as the original, has toned everything down.
This is the kitchen when we moved in. The gas hob worked OK but the controls were loose and so turned on with little effort. The fan oven however didn’t work properly, so we ended up getting a free standing all electric cooker in April.
Worktops will be replaced shortly.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to It’s here!

  1. blindzanygirl says:

    Woooo hoooo that’s fantastuc Di. I bet you feel REAL good now! Soon be all done! It’s often quite liberating changing to something a bit smaller. We ysed to be forever losing stuff in our freezer, or forgetting about it or something. I like the idea of only buying what you need. Though in our case, I think we could dowith a little bit more freezer space since we can’t get out to shop very often so we put bread cames into the freezer. Mind you, with me not being able to see, hubby is in charge of all that now, and I HATE it. You will LOVE your kurchen very soin Di x

    • Just giving it a facelift will improve things I think. We didn’t have a freezer on the boat, and theone we had in the cottage was the size of the original one. I used to shop differently and buy bread, but now I just buy meat and veg for the freezer, though would double up. We won’t be able to do that now, but it’s not a bad thing as our appetites have reduced anyway. We have hospital appointments due over the next few weeks so it will be a while before the worktops are done.

  2. Sadje says:

    Great! Exciting to have new one replacing the old one.

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