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Our refrigerator died.  I mean big time absolutely un-recoverably died.
Compressor, fan, water tubes to the ice maker - everything - beyond repair.
    Buy a new one?  Only expensive but still not easy.  FIRST !  I don't
WANT a big stainless steel 800 lb gorilla sitting in my beautiful kitchen.
    Bisque is a delicate silly word for off white but I've aimed the guys to
the word off-white.  They do that okay.
    Fun watching Mr. Esther going to find something for supper and the
fridge is empty.  Worse is Yogi when it's time for a Good Boy post-evening
walk.  Not there anymore.  Everything is somewhere else.  Ice chests are
good. Yorkies don't much tolerate variations to their routines.
    But - do I ever get to the point?  How is this about quilters?  Well.  A
'standard' double door refrigerator measures 35 and maybe 63/64ths . . . for
no reason. Just is.
    Easy for me to inspect and consider what's available by putting my left
index finger to my nose and stretching my right hand pointer finger out as
far as it will go.
    Doing?  said the nice refrigerator guy.
    Measuring.
 


Re: Only a quilter
Den 19-06-2012 05:45, Polly Esther skrev:
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Here, most refrigerators are about 1/4 inch narrower than a standard
kitchen unit (which is 60 cm). This allows the fridge to just "slide"
into place between two units.

However 63/64 inch is a bit small of an allowance for that kind of thing...

Bisque is pretty fashionable here for kitchens, so hopefully you'll be
able to find something that fits both size and colourwise.

Hanne in DK

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I feel your pain!  My kettle died last week: no measuring problems, BUT
I wanted a white one.  What was available (in the only shop open at that
time in the evening)?  Black, black and more black ... for a kettle?!
I left them all there and microwaved my water for tea until the morning
when I could go to a sensible shop and get a white one ....
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Best Regards
Pat on the Green

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I'm a coward.   I go for plain ol' white for all appliances and all fixture=
s like tubs, toilets and sinks.   I've seen waayyyyy too many houses with w=
hat *used to be* fashionable colors and then can't find those colors when t=
hey need some replacement parts.    Like the turquoise toilet with a white =
lid set..... Ugh!

Have fun (and good luck) finding The Perfect Fridge and sorry Yogi's routin=
e has been messed up!   Poor lil' guy.  ;-)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.



On Monday, June 18, 2012 10:45:10 PM UTC-5, Polly Esther wrote:
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I doubt even a matching toilet lid set would much help a turquiose toilet
Leslie.  lol  We've been house shopping and golly are there some ugly
combinations!
Here you really need to go with a low water toilet and those are mostly new
and white,thankfully.

I used to have all bisque appliances but went over to stainless because for
resale that is the way to go here.  A friend has an all new kitchen in white
and it is handsome but I really think the bisque/off white is my favorite.
Many houses we've seen have such a mishmash of colors it would be nice
just to have  matched sets,color is irrelevant!

Happy shopping to Polly!
Taria

"Leslie & The Furbabies in MO."  wrote in message

I'm a coward.   I go for plain ol' white for all appliances and all fixtures
like tubs, toilets and sinks.   I've seen waayyyyy too many houses with what
*used to be* fashionable colors and then can't find those colors when they
need some replacement parts.    Like the turquoise toilet with a white lid
set..... Ugh!

Have fun (and good luck) finding The Perfect Fridge and sorry Yogi's routine
has been messed up!   Poor lil' guy.  ;-)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


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I'm with you -- white is my preference. You can always match it when you
have to replace one piece. Stainless seems to me to look so industrial
and collects fingerprints like crazy. I have enough trouble keeping my
small stainless trash can looking half-way decent.  I don't like the
textured white either; give me a smooth finish that's easy to wipe clean.

Polly, don't forget to consider refrigerator height if you have a
cabinet above.  Make sure you've got clearance for it.

I bought a new refrigerator about 3 years ago. The old one was 20+ years
old and I didn't want to be in the situation where I have to buy one
very quickly and settle for whatever is available. I got one with the
pullout freezer on the bottom; I really like that -- my refrigerator
stuff is more eye-level and I don't have stuff falling out of the
freezer every time I open the door.

Julia in MN

On 6/19/2012 6:49 AM, Leslie & The Furbabies in MO. wrote:
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like tubs, toilets and sinks.   I've seen waayyyyy too many houses with what
*used to be* fashionable colors and then can't find those colors when they need
some replacement parts.    Like the turquoise toilet with a white lid set.....
Ugh!
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Good point, Julia but height is not an issue.  The nice cabinetmaker (quite
a wonderful artist) was surprised that I didn't want an over the
refrigerator cabinet.  I wanted a little tv in the kitchen and that seemed
to be a 'safe from splatters' place.  You've reminded me why I hope I don't
have to settle for stainless.  When our offspring were young, our kitchen
was stainless.  It would have been a fine place for beginning fbi guys to
practice fingerprint recovery.

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On 2012-06-19 15:37:29 +0000, Julia in MN said:

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That's exactly what I want next time, Julia! A bottom freezer is more
practical and makes more sense, since cold sinks anyway.
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Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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When I bought a new refrigerator for my new house, I bought a
side-by-side.  I have my old smaller side-by-side in the garage.  I'm so
sorry I didn't get a bottom freezer - fridge on top for the new kitchen
refrigerator.  Since both of my refrigerators are side-by-sides, I can't
store something big like a pizza in either refrigerator!

Donna in Idaho

On 6/19/2012 10:25 AM, Sandy wrote:
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Way back when, and that would have been in the late 60's, our fridge died
and Mom got the newfangled style with the freezer on the bottom.  Well,
everyone thought she was crazy until they came over to visit and had to get
into it.  LOVED it!  We moved, new colors in the kitchen and the car body
shop guy painted it for her, moved again, kept the color.  Then it died
after 30 some years, so then try to find the same style.  Nearly impossible.
Had it maybe ten years and it died so now she has a side-by-side.  Hates it.

Anyways, that set me for life too.  When Bert and I needed a new one, before
the old one quit, I knew what I wanted.  The guy at Sears thought I was
crazy, acting like the woman of the house specifying exactly what I wanted.
Well, I knew what I wanted and told him so and if he couldn't help me I
informed him I would go someplace else that would.  He came around and I got
what I wanted.  By the way, Bert loves the freezer on the bottom too.

So, I'm happy with what I have, even if it is bisque and not white.

Steven
Alaska


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AFAIK putting the freezer on top is a leftover from the days when it
literally was an icebox, i.e. a big hunk of ice to keep food cool,
placed up on a top shelf of the" box" so the cold could sink down.
Nowadays, it's a bit hard to find one in Europe that does not have the
fridge on top, freezer on the bottom with 3-4 pull-out drawers. And
all remarkably small by American standards!
Roberta in D

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Here in the Southern part of the US it is not unusual to put the older
refrigerator in the garage or storage room to hold drinks, plus the food for
the week end picnic.  That is where my sister put her older frig when she
got a newer one for the  house.  We are a one refrigerator house.
Barbara in SC



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On Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:33:03 -0500, Bobbie Sews More wrote

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You see the same thing a lot in the midwest.  My mother finally got rid of
the second fridge in the garage after her kids moved out.  Now that she's has
grandkids, she has a small dorm sized fridge in the garage of the vacation
house for drinks.

Maureen


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I am so thankful that I bought a frig with the freezer on the bottom.
It's so much easier for an old "foggie" (sp.?) like me. It's also boring
white so hopefully changing color fads won't affect me too much. I
wanted stainless steel but from what a couple of friends say they are
hard to keep looking clean.


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On 2012-06-19 11:49:13 +0000, Leslie & The Furbabies in MO. said:

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Ditto here. We had bisque in our house in AZ before moving here, but
shopping for new appliances here showed us that we'd better go with
something "timeless". White it is now. I know black and stainless are
much more fashionable, but how long will they be so?

Best of luck, Polly! I hope you find the perfect fridge and that Yogi
will weather the disruption without too much trauma. ;)
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Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
http://sandywf.blogspot.com
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Oh, Polly! Think of all the entertainment you'll give those sales
guys/girls as you measure out "just shy of a yard"! They'll be talking
about you for ages!

I hope you find something suitable. I know stainless looks nice, but I'm
with you - give me old-fashioned bisque any day!

Louise in Iowa
nieland1390@mchsidotcom

On 6/18/2012 10:45 PM, Polly Esther wrote:
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I often use the distance between by stretched out thumb and little
finger as a guesstimate of 8 inches when I don't have a ruler - gotta
remember the 36 inch equivalent for some time when I'm not measuring
fabric!
Stainless may look nice but then there'd be no place for fridge magnets
and my favorite comics that have been cut out of the paper.  We have
quite a collection by now....Apparently a friend of my daughter would
check the fridge every time she visited to see what was new!  LOL
Allison



On 19/06/2012 8:38 AM, Louise in Iowa wrote:
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Now OT water saving toilets
I brag on my new-fangled (to me!) toilet every chance I get.   VBG  It was =
installed a year ago in my little 120 y.o. Victorian cottage.  It is very i=
nexpensive to purchase and has a water holding dump-bucket inside the tank =
(no condensation problems in our hot and humid Missouri summers!) and only =
uses 1.28 gal. of water per flush.   (The write-up at Home Depot says it us=
es 1.6 gal. but it's stamped right on it as 1.28 gal.)  It's rated a 10 for=
 "flush power" on a scale of 1 to 10.  The lid/seat that comes with it is f=
limsy and I chose to replace that.
=20
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202298651/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langI =
d=3D-1&storeId=3D10051&catalogId=3D10053#BVRRWidgetID

You're welcome!   ;-)

Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.


Re: Now OT water saving toilets
Last year we went to buy a new toilet. We were looking at one we liked
when a salesman came over. He said that particular toilet could flush 15
golf balls with no problem. Now how on earth could he make a statement
like that. I'll bet whoever did the experimenting for that statistic had
to buy a new toilet.  


Re: Now OT water saving toilets
We have had water saving toilets in both bathrooms for more than 5 years and
have never had problems wth either of them.
Barbara in SC



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