That 'new car smell' in the kitchen...

United States
February 26, 2016 7:33am CST
No, we didn't buy a new car, at least not for another year or two. But we did buy that new Samsung fridge and it was delivered and installed a few days ago. It was quite a production - the old fridge had to be taken apart (doors off, drawer out) in order for it to fit through the kitchen door. Although the salesman told us we didn't have to empty the freezer drawer, we found out differently. We unloaded it and the 'old' fridge was moved to the garage, put back together and the frozen food loaded into it. The new fridge came already apart and it took about 45 minutes to put it all together. Then we had to wait a few hours for it to reach temperature and put the food in it. So far so good, it is quiet and for the first time in almost three years I have crushed ice. Oh, the old one shot ice out across the room almost every time I used it, this one doesn't. It's quite a bit large as the old one was 25 cubic feet and this one is over 28 cubic feet. It is set up differently so it's take a little time to get adjusted. We are happy with it but we did take out an extended 3-year warranty - just in case. Photo is mine
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@LoriAMoore (4684)
• United States
26 Feb 16
I want your fridge!
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• United States
26 Feb 16
I think I'll keep this one - but you can get one at Lowe's LOL
@Dena91 (4510)
• United States
26 Feb 16
That's a nice fridge. Do you like having the freezer on the bottom? Ours is on the top, it's what we're use to. Smart to get the extended warranty, we usually will on a big purchase like that. Have a blessed day
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• United States
26 Feb 16
The last fridge had bottom freezer and it took about 2 weeks to get used to it, but now I love it - I am in the freezer much less than the fridge. My husband isn't usually big on buying the extended warranty but this was only $90 for three years so we went for it.
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Feb 16
what a beautiful frig! We need a new one, we barely made it through the summer when they have to work so much harder (no A/C and 100 degree temps) I am betting we will need to buy one this year. Enjoy
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• United States
26 Feb 16
Thanks - did you say no A/C???? In Atlanta, GA????
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@mom210 (6779)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill yes, makes the refrigerator work really hard. we ended up running a fan on the frig all summer to keep everything cool enough inside it
• United States
27 Feb 16
@mom210 I would be a big puddle of water in a day w/o a/c.
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• United States
27 Feb 16
Lovely fridge. My parents just purchased a new fridge a few months ago. A whirlpool stainless steel one. They too bought an extended warranty just encase.
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• United States
27 Feb 16
After some of the horror stores you read extended warranties are a good thing.
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• United States
27 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill Most definitely and whoever buys a brand new fridge would want their fridge to last much longer than 1 year (which is the standard warranty)
• United States
27 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby We got the 3-year and they do sell 5-year.
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
26 Feb 16
Good idea to ask for an extended warranty, I always do, it does not cost a lot, but a few times it was more than useful.
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• United States
26 Feb 16
We figured it was cheap enough to get the warranty. Plus the warranty pays for an soiled food if the fridge stops working.
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@LadyDuck (170727)
• Switzerland
26 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill The spoiled food is covered by our house insurance, no matter if the refrigerator is still under warranty or not.
• United States
26 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Ours is also.
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@JudyEv (130204)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 Feb 16
Glad the new fridge is up and running. And very good that you were able to get the old one out!
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• United States
27 Feb 16
Thanks, it took longer than we thought, but worth it.
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@JudyEv (130204)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill When we built our motor-home we had to put the shower cabinet in early in the piece before the windows. There was no way we were going to get it through the door.
• United States
26 Feb 16
so glad yer delighted with yer new fridge, hon 'n hope its serves ya well fer many years. crushed ice outta the door?? that'd be somethin' to look at :) i dunno, i still use ice trays 'n 'm prone to havin' more'n the floor 'n shootin' cross the room than i manage to get into the holder these days, lol. yepperz, the pup 'n cat run when i start such'a feat :D
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• United States
27 Feb 16
This our third home with ice/water on the door and the fridge we had didn't offer crushed ice and that's the kind of ice I like best..more cooling surface! The previous fridge shot the ice across the room, this one doesn't.
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• United States
27 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill now see, ya jest needed a pup! i watched a video the other day (son sent such to me) where this pup'd actually jump up to make ice cubes come outta the door. he'd get one, chase it 'round a bit, eat it 'n then start the process all o'er :D jest kiddin', hon. i'm happy if'n yer happy!
• United States
27 Feb 16
So shiny and new!!! Looks great and hope you never have to use that warranty
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• United States
27 Feb 16
We hope so too but at least we have it in case.
@LeaPea2417 (21557)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Feb 16
That is a nice looking refrigerator.
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• United States
27 Feb 16
Thank you.
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@boiboing (12882)
• Northampton, England
26 Feb 16
Very shiny.
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• United States
26 Feb 16
Oh it sure is and my husband has been warned not to touch anything but the handles!
@cgalavia (1405)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
We just had our Samsung fridge almost three years ago and still working up to this time.I like it.The old one is still here though not working anymore.You're fridge looks so neat and like the color.
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• United States
26 Feb 16
Thanks, it's stainless. The photo makes it look like it has brown in it, but it isn't.
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• Philippines
26 Feb 16
my grandma had been talking about getting a new fridge, but recent'y it's been deemed impractical since the old fridge still works. congrats on the new fridges
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• United States
26 Feb 16
Thank you, if the old one works she should keep it a while longer.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
27 Feb 16
i suppose one could have their car detailed and have that new car smell readded, not that I like that smell, but anyways, the fridge looks nice!
• United States
27 Feb 16
Thanks, we are loving it. A spray can of 'new car smell' now there's a product waiting to be made.
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• United States
27 Feb 16
@Jessicalynnt Darn, someone stole my idea!
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@dianadee (1726)
• South Africa
26 Feb 16
Very snazzy double door fridge ..very smart, I must say!
• United States
26 Feb 16
Thank you - it's very attractive.