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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.

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Polly Esther
Den 19-06-2012 05:45, Polly Esther skrev:
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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Hanne in DK
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 .... . In message , Polly Esther writes
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Pat S
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.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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
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Louise in Iowa
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
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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Taria
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
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Allison
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
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You're welcome! ;-)
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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
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!
has been messed up! Poor lil' guy. ;-)
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Julia in MN
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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Polly Esther
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
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
Sandy, my last house came with black appliances so I bought a black fridge = to match. The stove top needed dusting *several* times a day- every single= speck stood out like a sore thumb! The fingerprint issue was a biggie, to= o, with black. And I couldn't just wipe them clean but had to carefully c= lean and dry them to prevent streaks! Nooooo way I'd ever again consider b= lack appliances for all their good looks. And dark-finished cabinets are j= ust about as bad...... I'd much rather be quilting than babying my kitchen.
White appliances and neutral medium oak cabinets with color in the countert= ops and on the walls for me. ;-)
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
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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Steven Cook
I often measure things using the measuring tape and my hands or arms. After all, they are always with me when I can't find the measureing tape. So I try to measure using both---just in case! Barbara in SC
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Bobbie Sews More
yup, thats a yard by my measurements as well. turn your head to the left or right, depending on which way you roll, it then becomes close enough to a metre from tip of finger to nose. i'm....was gonna say bi-lingual..i know thats not right. not quite sure what the right term is for those of us who can use both measurements, mostly with fabric. j.
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J*
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Until last year when we re-did the kitchen, mine was Harvest Gold - the other option for those who didn't love Avocado Green :-)
I am very, very happy to have it gone from my home.
When my parents got married in the 50's pink or turquoise was the thing. We had pink everything - I remember the little round port hole in the oven door. The washer and dryer were pink too and they lasted forever. In the mid-1980's the washer died and my dad could not fix it. The repair man was called and he was stunned there was still a pink set around. It was finally decided to buy something new, but the dryer got passed on to a friend who didn't have a clothes dryer. I think it's dead by now :-)
I'm quite doubtful anything bought now would last so long.
marcella
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Marcella Peek
Paying to run those old appliances can get really expensive. The new stuff is so much more efficient that they can almost pay for themselves in the long run.
Mom had the copper stuff in the 60's. The fridge had the freezer on the bottom and she always wanted another with that set up. They were just coming back in style when she got sick. Her washer died the day she passed. I can't believe she took that thing out when she went. Women and their appliances can be a special relationship!
Glad pink never made it to any kitchen I ever lived with. There are limits! Taria
In article ,
Until last year when we re-did the kitchen, mine was Harvest Gold - the other option for those who didn't love Avocado Green :-)
I am very, very happy to have it gone from my home.
When my parents got married in the 50's pink or turquoise was the thing. We had pink everything - I remember the little round port hole in the oven door. The washer and dryer were pink too and they lasted forever. In the mid-1980's the washer died and my dad could not fix it. The repair man was called and he was stunned there was still a pink set around. It was finally decided to buy something new, but the dryer got passed on to a friend who didn't have a clothes dryer. I think it's dead by now :-)
I'm quite doubtful anything bought now would last so long.
marcella
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Taria
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
On Tue, 19 Jun 2012 13:16:00 -0800, "Steven Cook" wrote:
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Roberta
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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