So I’ve been thinking about writing this post for awhile now… about 4 months to be exact. Or about the same amount of time we’ve been in our new house. You see, that’s when we purchased our new French Door Refrigerator, and ever since it’s been a love-hate relationship….
The first con? The door shelves. I was used to a side-by-side refrigerator where my door shelves went from top to bottom with tons of storage. It’s where I kept all of our condiments (and I’m kind of a hoarder in that category).
In the French door refrigerator I have very limited door shelf space, mostly because of the ice maker on one side which leaves me with some very shallow bins that can barely hold anything.
Also with my old side-by-side refrigerator I felt like I could better organize my foods (a shelf for drinks, a shelf for leftovers, a shelf for dairy products like eggs and yogurts, etc). Having really wide shelves throws me off I guess? The commercials always advertise that you can fit wide party platters in this fridge… uh, I have like one party a year at my house so that feature isn’t that huge for me.
Things I do love about this fridge? The fruits and veggie drawers keep my foods fresher longer than my old fridge. Although I would have preferred deeper drawers (you can see extra produce scattered throughout my fridge that wouldn’t fit).
And meat/cheese drawer is awesome with the moveable divider. And see how bright those LED lights are? LOVE. Oh, and there’s a door alarm in case my hubby accidentally leaves the door propped open (which happens more often than you think). Yeah, those little details do keep me happy.
OK, now onto the freezer… urgh. Again I’m used to about 7 different shelves in my old freezer compared to about 4 big bins in this one. It’s hard to see what you need in a pinch. Before I could neatly stack my Weight Watchers dinners
So, what do you think?
Am I being too picky?
Do you love your French door refrigerator or your side-by-side fridge?