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  • If they were used daily, you would, most likely, have them in a more convenient to reach area
  • Before you begin your shopping, you may want to consider what style fits your needs, the best way possible
  • If has been my experience, that refrigerators that work fine for the first entire year, manage to stay 'healthy' for a very long time
  • Before you begin your trek, consider all the colors that you are willing to accept for your area

    • by covenly1
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      My husband and I own a furniture and appliance store. Every day, I have the sad duty of explaining to at least one shopper, that the space alloted in the person’s home, will not allow them to get a new refrigerator, they have chosen, into their home. In order to help readers understand the easiest way to get what the buyer really wants in the way of a new refrigerator, I am offering simple tips of pre-shopping. Before you leave your home, measure the entire height that your space for a refrigerator will allow. This does not mean that just measuring the old one is ample. It isn’t.

      Measure the height that is the highest that your space will allow. If you have a shelf that is trimmed above your refrigerator, remember that it is not difficult to leave the trim in space, while zipping off the bottom of the shelf. By lifting the bottom of that shelf space to the highest it can go, you will leave your home decor in tact, and your trim will remain in order. If you are as many of us, THIS shelf space is not used for items you use, daily, anyway. If they were used daily, you would,


      most likely, have them in a more convenient to reach area.

      Right?

      Next, measure the entire width that your space will allow for the new refrigerator. The new ones are all wider than the ones built ten years ago, or even less years ago. The energy star program has been great, and it does make it so that the refrigerators are very, very insulated. This insulating process uses space. The width is wider than you have on your current refrigerator, most likely.

      Just be aware of the reason why your 22 cubic foot refrigerator of ten years ago, or more, is of a completely different size than any newer ones. Be prepared for the depth to be more than you had, before. This is where a lot more of that insulating process shows up. Before you begin your shopping, you may want to consider what style fits your needs, the best way possible. Do you prefer side by side refrigerators…….

      the ones that are vertically split, part refrigerator, part freezer? Do you prefer the bottom freezer refrigerators……. the ones where the freezer is UNDER the refrigerator section, with separate doors? Do you prefer a top freezer……. the type that has the freezer OVER the refrigerator section, with a separate ...


      • door? Do you have the space to accomodate a refrigerator that is ONLY refrigerator? These come in more stylish looking models, these days. Most of these have MATCHING freezers, that are only freezers. Decide, before you begin your hunting, how much you wish to spend on your new buy.

        Do not be swayed by golden tongues of salespeople who may try to sell you MORE than you actually want. Remember, the refrigerator you choose will have a one year free parts and labor policy, when you buy it. If has been my experience, that refrigerators that work fine for the first entire year, manage to stay ‘healthy’ for a very long time. You may decide if you NEED to spend the extra money on a long term parts and labor policy. Remember, some stores actually fire their employees who do not sell enough of these policies; so many store employees will really push you in that direction! YOU decide, before you even step out of your home.

        . . it will make it easier for you to say, “no, thank you”, if that is your decision! Be shopper wise!

        Before you begin your trek, consider all the colors that you are willing to accept for your

        area. You may find the exact item you want, but find it to be a different color than had in mind, to start. Just be aware that white is a constant.

        Bisque is going totally out of style, and will be hard, if not impossible to match up, later. Stainless steel need not be full of handprints. All one must do, is to wipe the surface gently with olive oil or baby oil, and the prints won’t be showing all the time. Also, when you wash your stainless products, right down to your stainless steel sink, try using the ‘Soft Soap with Aloe’, to do your cleaning. On my double sink, at my own home, I have found that splashing this onto my sink, faucet, etal, leaves the sink and its parts all shiny, with no residue at all.

        My sink glistens, without any rubbing at all, after just being splashed with this soft soap and water! (I just had to add this in, as it just hit me, that many people really try to stay clear of stainless steel products). Know what style you prefer, and use the jargon I have written, in order to allow your salesperson to understand what you are seeking. Be nice, be firm, be a smart buyer!




    • Don't Be Nice. Be Helpful.

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