Remember that old prank call?
"Hi, is your refrigerator running?"
"Then you'd better go catch it!" Preteen hangs up as quickly as possible, but not before the person answering the phone hears peals of laughter from at least six other kids listening in on the call. Ah, the days before Caller ID....
Well, I haven't "caught" the exact fridge I'd like, but this week I did "catch" something I've wanted for awhile--a standalone freezer for my garage.
Before the baby shower last week, here is what the freezer in my side-by-side fridge
I have a great example of how this packed freezer has been insufficient: Some time ago I bought some cheap ice pop molds--you know, to make your own Popsicle-type treats. I used 100% juice in them, for a healthy snack for the kids (and sometimes for me.) Well, somehow after using them a couple of times, I could not find them. Until I began to find pieces of clear and colored plastic...in my ice. There hadn't been room for the ice pops anywhere but in the icemaker tray, and so I'd stuck them there "temporarily." I forgot about them, and they were covered with new ice and eventually were chopped up through the gears of the dispenser. Oops.
So... here is my new appliance:
It has an LED number on the outside with the current temp. It will sound an alarm if the temperature goes too high, or the door is left open. There is a "soft freeze" section in case I want something like ice cream to be at a slightly higher temp. It's 20.6 cubic feet of zero-degree goodness. My kitchen appliance-loving heart is doing flips of joy!
No longer do I have to look at a 400-pound bag of vegetables at Costco and think, "Hmm, will it fit?" I won't ever have to wonder what I'll have to kick out of the freezer to make room for a lasagna. And never again will I find bits of plastic in my ice.
I caught a new freezer!