Here’s our dilemma. The whole point of our ongoing renovations has been the kitchen. It’s just that on the way to reach that goal we decided we first had to re-do the master bathroom and restore the floor plan to its pre-1940s glory (and a few other things as well). Our kitchen appliances are destined to be replaced when the kitchen is refinished, but lately it seems that our fridge probably won’t make it that far.
At random intervals, but every few weeks or so, our ‘frost free’ fridge requires defrosting. Each defrosting session seems to correspond uncannily with some other pressing event like an impending flight, or a Christmas family gathering. This morning, although the event was only to meet a friend for a spring hike, the fridge decided it too needed to mark the first warm spring day with a good defrosting. In winter our front porch made an excellent alternative to the refrigerator. We could bundle all of our food into a cooler and send it outside for the day, only calling it back in when cold was restored to the fridge. Today, though, the weather is warm (13 degrees C) and sunny. So, in an effort to save space in the cooler and to use some of our food before it sat unrefrigerated for hours, I filled our blender with frozen berries and yogurt. In my haste, I left a spoon in the blender.
It didn’t blend.
We shoulda bought a Blendtec
It broke the blender, not the motor, but the glass container. No yogurt smoothies (unless we were prepared for crunchy style) for us.
We may be forced to buy our new fridge prematurely. We have had our eyes on a fridge that hasn’t yet been released to the market. It’s the new Liebherr 36" 2062 Series refrigerator with French doors above and two freezer drawers below.
The Liebherr 2062
The question is whether we can live with our current fridge and continue defrosting at inconvenient random intervals, or buy a different new fridge now, or wait until the Leibherr model is available. Does anyone have any experience with Leibherr refrigerators? I know they are not widely known in