This is a photo from the album that the original owners left us. It’s the fridge they installed when they built the house in 1987. You can see the trash compactor and the dishwasher as well.
This is a photo I took recently. Same fridge, same trash compactor. Different flooring, different wallpaper. Old Bessie here is still plugging away, but she’s on her last legs. Her compressor makes a lot of noise and she’ll spit out an ice crescent now and then. Right onto the floor. Without being asked for one.
I saw this baby before we’d even seen the houses we had picked out to look at in Tennessee. We knew the houses we wanted to look at but didn’t know if any of them would even turn out to be what we really wanted.
We’d had top freezer models and bottom-freezer models and our last fridge was a dutch door fridge with a bottom-freezer drawer by LG. It worked, but I didn’t like the drawer very much (I didn’t like it with the previous fridge either and that one had one door on top.) We used our upright freezer more than the drawer in the fridge/freezer combo.
Now with this side-by-side. I hate it. I don’t want one ever again. I love the dutch door top. I love the water and ice in the door. That was one of the reasons we changed from the first bottom-freezer fridge we had to the LG dutch door (it had water and ice in the door), the other reason was the old fridge was freezing the lettuce in the vegetable bin and it was freezing things at the back of the fridge above the vegetable bin.
This new fridge doesn’t have the drawer freezer and it does have a flex side so if I need more room for fridge stuff I can use the lower right for it. But I can also use it as a freezer space if I need it. Since I have an upright freezer using only half the freezer space can be just fine.
I’ve done a lot of research looking at the fridges with two drawers and some of the newer side-by-sides, but this style is the one that is going to work for us.
This new fridge is taller and we’ll have to remove the cabinet above the fridge for it to fit. More pictures once it’s in.
Cross -posted from At Sadie’s House