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An Ode to our new French-door Bottom Freezer Fridge!

An ode to our new fridge –

Oh new fridge

Oh new fridge
how I love thee
You have french doors
and relieve my melancholy

You’re bottom freezer
has an ice maker
to make some ice
to put in my martini shaker

Oh new fridge
that’s energy star rated
You’ll save us money
which makes me elated

Now we can put milk jugs into your doors
or even a six-pack of Sleemans or Coors

An ode to our new fridge

An ode to the future

An ode to closing the door
without shelves falling over

Our fridge

LG claims their bottom-mount fridges use 20% less energy than traditional refrigerators. Our model uses only 466 kWh of energy, or $31.69, per year. I really don’t know how that compares to our old one but it sounds good!

Your kitchen can be a big eater of energy. A typical 19 cubic foot non-ENERGY STAR top-freezer refrigerator runs at 80 watts, while an average stovetop operates at 1,600 watts while in cook mode. “One fridge is probably 500 to 700 kWh per year and a range is approximately 700-1000 kWh per year, depending how much cooking you do. Combined, that works out to $116 using the low-end charge rate.”

However, many homes have a second fridge and/or freezer — so double-up on that cost

– BC Hydro website

One of my favorite perks is that I will no longer have to bend over to see what’s on the top shelf.

The price was higher than I wanted to pay so we found a way to lower it. First we found the fridge we wanted at Home Depot. Then we found it at a lower price at the Brick. The Home Depot price matched it and gave us an additional 10% off. Then we used our Home Depot card to pay because they had a deal – buy $450 or more worth of products and get 10% off if you use the card. We had the cash so we went home and paid it right off. Now that’s how to make a deal! A lower price and then over 20% off that. Not bad for a little internet searching.

Our new fridge is super cool!


Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. ~William Morris

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


2 thoughts on “An Ode to our new French-door Bottom Freezer Fridge!

  1. Congrats on your new fridge. I always wanted one with the freezer on the bottom,it just made sense. Btw, your poem is so cute it made me laugh

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | June 1, 2012, 7:28 pm

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