Wednesday, December 21, 2011

APPLIANCES HAVE ARRIVED


 The appliances came!  The appliances came!

We finally have a refrigerator, and it fit perfectly in its new spot in the mudroom.  When we decided to get a refrigerator, we measured carefully to find one that fit the spot the space and this one was the best and as you can see, it's about as good as it could be.  Side note, don't you just love a brand new refrigerator?  All the potential, it's clean, it's empty, it's shiny and new, just waiting to be filled up with food, including the bounty of the garden!


Here is the new stove in its home.  The house is all electric so we had to get an electric range.  I'm sure 2nd Man will have a "electric burner learning curve" as we have a gas stove in the city.  The oven is electric at both places.  An electric oven allows for "convection" baking and that's what this one is, a convection oven.  He loves that aspect of it.

So now the appliances are in and we are excited, as we now have a means of storing food, keeping drinks cold (and having ICE for drinks), and, of course, cooking meals and baking some great things.
One more major step...

10 comments:

Annie's Granny said...

Talk about a perfect fit! So many times, in spaces like that, the appliance fits but the adjoining wall (or cabinet) obstructs the doors and keeps them from opening completely. Which is the problem with my refrigerator. I have to move the ginormous thing out and at an angle to open the door wide enough to remove shelves and bins for cleaning. It looks like your doors will open just fine. I envy you for the convection oven. I am thinking of replacing our 70s era double wall ovens, and would like for one to be convection. But...the price! Oh, my. I wonder if I'd even live long enough to make it worth while, LOL! It might be better to replace my microwave with one.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

It's always nice to get new appliances, but for an electric stove, count me out! I learned many years ago that during storms in the country the electric would go out and I'd be up the creek, no cooking , heat etc. Since then I'm not without my gas cookng stoves :o)

1st Man said...

Granny - We did lots of measuring and looked at lots of refrigerators, ha. It really did fit just perfectly. It sticks out just enough passed that other wall on the right so that the hinges let the door open wide. As for cost, honestly, the deal we got at Sears, it was 20% of for some regular sale, then they had a "friends and family sale" (we're friends I guess, ha) and it was another 15% off. So we got it for 35% off. And it was not very expensive to begine with. Really was too good a deal to pass up. 2nd Man LOVES convection so that was his only "pretty please" for the house, LOL!

1st Man said...

Ginny - I hear ya. We would much prefer gas but the rural nature of the property means no regular gas lines. We could do the propane tank route (the BIG tanks that sit beside the house) but it was just too much of an expense we didn't want to deal with. During Hurricane Ike, at the house in the city, we had no electricity for 2 weeks (in Houston in the Summer, it's not fun, ha). But our stove in the city is gas and we used a match and had instant flame, it was awesome. I will miss that. Not sure what we'll do out there if there is ever a power failure like that. In the summer, we'll be ok...Ma, the previous resident, never lost power at all during Ike so that's good to know. But if it were the Winter for some reason, yeah, we just might have to sit around a fire outside and then bundle up under coats and blankets, ha.

Annie's Granny said...

We had propane for our range and water heater in AZ. We had the tank filled when we got down there mid-October, and it only took 52 gallons to top off our 100 gallon tank. However, those 52 gallons cost us over $350 (Amerigas)! One is really at the mercy of the propane dealers in those rural areas. We have all electric here in WA (except a propane fireplace). We do have a Coleman 2-burner camp stove that can be easily brought out and set up on the patio for emergencies.

One good thing about electric ranges...I've never caught my bathrobe sleeve on fire on one. Can't say the same for the propane stove. It was a really close call, to say the least, and a good thing my husband was nearby to put out the flames as they traveled up the back of my robe toward my head! It also gave him a good excuse to be a wife beater, with no repercussions, LOL!

Kelly said...

WOO HOO!! So glad for you. Merry Christmas a few days early. Miss you my friend!

Frugal Living UK said...

Hooray! I am still without fridge, freezer, working cooker or washing machine, so I can imagine your joy!

1st Man said...

Granny - You know, that's true, we'll have a grill outside (I have one in storage from when I used to have an apt) so we could cook on there in a pinch. Heat is a different story but we don't have that many days when it gets down to REALLY cold. I never knew that propane was so expensive in a rural area like that. Yikes! And be careful around stoves, everyone! :-)

1st Man said...

Kelly - Merry Christmas to you too! And ditto!

1st Man said...

Frugal Living - Yes it's exciting to have appliances out there, finally. Of course, as you may have read, we still don't have mattresses or couches or much of anything else to sit on, ha. For now this isn't our main place to live so it's ok it can go slow for awhile. Love reading about your adventures by the way! Thanks for visiting!!