Wednesday, April 13, 2016

A Novice Walks Into An Appliance Store

A Novice Walks Into An Appliance Store

This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but I felt totally unprepared when I picked out our new appliances.

But first, let's talk about our current appliances. I'm not even going to share pictures because they are much too embarrassing.

We got our current stove from my aunt almost 9 years ago. She completely remodeled her kitchen and got new stainless steel appliances. The stove sat in her garage for a while before it came to us. As far as ovens go, it's pretty awesome considering it's at the very least 10 years old. It's an electric stove and has the fancy glass top for cooking. To be honest, I never really baked a ton of things in it to really test it out for accuracy. Like, I wouldn't know if anything bakes evenly in it. If it can make some pizza rolls on a cookie sheet without tasting too bad, it's considered a decent oven for me! I'm planning on doing a lot more cooking in the new house, though!

This was a freebie from the previous owner when we got the place so I have no idea how old it actually is. It's probably 10 years old at the very least. Again, it's been a decent refrigerator. Sometimes it makes really loud noises, but it hasn't quit yet!

Washing Machine
I love our washing machine. We got it from the pastor who married us right before our wedding. It was in his rental home. It's also approximately 342,232,655, years old. Seriously. It has been the most reliable appliance we've owned. Sure, it doesn't really clean our clothes to the capacity we think it should, but it still works. Every time it turns on is a plus in my book!

We got our original dryer when we got our washing machine, so that thing was probably just as old. Then, one day it just stopped actually drying the clothes and would run forever. Seriously, one day we left for a few hours and turned the dryer on before we left. When we came back home, the dryer was still running and the clothes weren't dry. We bought a new dryer probably 7 years ago. We needed a dryer and that was the cheapest new one we could find in a hurry. So far, it has been okay.

Now you can see why I had NO IDEA how to pick out new appliances! Besides the dryer, I've never had new appliances. I wasn't about to haul our old appliances to the new house, though! Even though they've been decent appliances, I wanted something new and hopefully more energy efficient. Something that I won't have to worry about breaking down.

Here's what I ended up picking out:

(Sorry for the blurry pics. I was standing in the store taking pictures of appliances like a weirdo!)


Whirlpool Refrigerator

This was my only real splurge. Guys, this thing has an ice maker in it. My current refrigerator has an ice cube tray in it that I filled up with sink water. I don't know who I am anymore. I'm still in awe. I'm like 'The ice makes itself and dumps into this tray in the freezer?!'. The funny thing was that we weren't even going to hook up the icemaker! We thought icemakers were a waste of time but then we realized the ice makes itself and dumps into a tray in the freezer and thought it was totally cool. I also wanted a refrigerator with a freezer at the bottom and absolutely loathe side by side refrigerators. I just don't understand them. It's like they say they have all of this cubic feet and I can't even get my hand in there so how am I supposed to get my food in there? This had everything I was looking for and even though the price was ridiculous, it wasn't the most expensive fridge ever.


Maytag Stove

Because I'm not a chef, I obviously wanted a convection oven. My mom has one that she loves and she makes some pretty awesome food, so that's really why I got one. My pizza rolls never tasted so good! This was actually the cheapest convection oven so that's why I chose it. It also has a warming center, which I thought was pretty cool.

Washer & Dryer

These were the next step up from the cheapest ones. I wanted something that wasn't too expensive and could clean our clothes. I'm just excited at the thought of actually having clean clothes!

Wow, that was a lot of information! Too much?

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