I’m beginning off the brand new 12 months in want of a brand new fridge. The fridge itself isn’t horrible. It’s holding our meals chilly, though I do should take care of frozen heavy whipping cream each morning once I make my espresso. That’s getting annoying, and it freezes irrespective of how I alter the fridge temperature. However that’s a minor annoyance that I can take care of, and it doesn’t make shopping for a brand new fridge an pressing want.
However what’s actually attending to me is our freezer. There have to be a continuing drip coming from the ice maker as a result of what occurs is that ice builds up progressively on the again.
And as that chunk of ice will get greater, it prohibits me from pushing the ice container all the best way to the again of the freezer. And as soon as the container will get pushes ahead an excessive amount of, virtually the entire ice that drops from the ice maker goes again behind the ice container and begins filling up the decrease a part of the freezer. And if I ignore it for a few months, I’ve received an actual mess on my arms…
So yesterday, once I got here into the kitchen after lunch and noticed that the freezer door was standing open (as a result of it had been pushed open by the ice container being shoved too far ahead by the ice buildup), I needed to take an hour of my afternoon and clear out the freezer, eradicating a couple of sink-full of ice, and chipping out that huge mound of ice on the again with a knife.
So I’m hoping this 12 months, I can get a brand new fridge with an in-door ice dispenser. The problem of getting a brand new fridge for our kitchen is that the fridge cupboard is barely 30 inches extensive.
Now if I get my want, and I’m capable of utterly redo our kitchen together with our addition, and I get all new cupboards like I would like, I might probably transfer factor round only a bit in order that I’ve three or 4 extra inches there. However then that’ll simply scale back my countertop area, and I don’t know that I need to quit countertop area for extra fridge area. We don’t actually need a much bigger fridge, however the subject is that there isn’t a wide selection of 30-inch-wide and narrower fridges.
So I’m not likely positive how that may all work out, however I do know that this freezer is driving me loopy. I’ve been battling this ice maker for at the least two years now (in all probability longer), and it’s successful. It could win the battles, but it surely gained’t win the warfare. 😀
However together with a brand new fridge, I additionally need a new vary and *drumroll, please* a brand new dishwasher.
Let or not it’s recognized that I’ve modified my thoughts about not having a dishwasher. 😀 I feel it was again in 2019 (earlier than 2020 utterly derailed so many issues) that I made a decision I didn’t need a dishwasher in my kitchen anymore. It was one of the controversial selections I ever made about something in my home. It appeared like some individuals had been actually offended with me for suggesting such a factor. 😀
Properly, quick ahead a number of years, and I by no means received round to changing that dishwasher area into cupboard area. I nonetheless don’t use the dishwasher. I can’t even bear in mind the final time I turned the factor on. It’s been nicely over 5 years, and I’ve solely used it a number of instances since we received it.
However I’ve now determined that I do need a dishwasher, and I need to use it as greater than only a glorified drying rack (which is what our present dishwasher is). So if I do get the chance to redo the kitchen this 12 months once we do the addition, I will probably be together with a dishwasher within the kitchen. And I will probably be utilizing it.
What made me change my thoughts is that rather a lot has modified since 2019. Matt and I went from by no means having individuals in our house to now having individuals in our house commonly. I prepare dinner for a crowd as soon as every week (besides that we took break day of that over the Christmas season), and we at all times use paper plates, plastic utensils, bottled water, and so on.
I’d truly like to maneuver away from these issues and use actual plates, non-disposable silverware, and precise cups for drinks. However I additionally don’t need to be caught hand washing all of that when everybody leaves. So with our life-style now, it might be very good to have a dishwasher that may do the job rapidly, effectively, and totally. Simply so long as it’s a panel-ready dishwasher, and I gained’t have an apparent dishwasher seen from the entrance door, I’m truly enthusiastic about having a working dishwasher.
However once more, we’ll should see how all of this works out. I’d like to do the kitchen rework on the similar time we’re tackling the addition since a part of the addition will in all probability have an effect on the again wall of the kitchen anyway. Within the meantime, I’m going to begin planning for and dreaming about my new kitchen with a non-leaking ice maker, a usable freezer that doesn’t get crammed up with ice, and a working dishwasher.
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and embellish the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do the vast majority of the work on the home on my own. You possibly can be taught extra about me right here.