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New Kid on the Block

So here's a picture of the new kid on the block. Ain't she a beauty?
It's a Blomberg. They are fairly new to the US. They have been around in Europe for quite a while. I really liked the design. I've been dying to have a freezer on the bottom. With the old refrigerator I would constantly lose brain cells by hitting my head on the freezer will poking around in the refrigerator. It really makes sense to have the refrigerator on top - that is where you spend most of your time. When we bought the old one, it was an emergency situation. The prior one was leaking on the floor and was no longer cooling. Fifteen years ago the freezer on the bottom was just starting to get popular but we were in no situation to wait for delivery. We had to take what they had on hand.

Now the freezer on the bottom is by no means unique. What is - is this freezer's design. There are 3 compartments in the freezer. I used to have a chest freezer in the basement and everything would get lost down the bottom. Most of the other refrigerators that we looked at only had 1 or two drawers. I envisioned losing a lot down the bottom of the drawer. The eerie blue light is not aliens but something to help keep fruit and veg fresh - some sort of photosynthesis thingy. We'll see how well that works.

It's going to take a little bit of time to get used to having the door open from the left. I would have preferred it to open on the right since we have a cabinet with a counter on the right. It does make it easier when you are loading and unloading the refrigerator but I think I will adapt.

There were a few unexpected surprises in store:
One being that a 1/2 gallon of milk does not fit on the shelf. It has to go on the door. I played around with the shelf configuration and if I move the shelf so that the milk fits, the next shelf down does not have that much room. I know it will take time to figure out exactly where everything should go.

Another surprise was that there are built in ice trays and they take 2 hours to make ice. You simply turn over the trays and they dump out into the collection bin. Well oh doubting Sous Chef - had to immediately test it out and somehow they do release by just turning the tray over. They are rather small cubes so we might be removing that to make further storage room. We'll see. We don't really use a lot of ice so we were not terribly interested in an automatic ice maker (although you can get that on this model).

Another very nice surprise was that it's...

MAGNETIC! I guess they have metal underneath the stainless steel? Well now I don't have to worry about where I'm going to put all those new postcards. So come on people, go away and send me a postcard!

Well here's to another 15 years (I hope).


  1. I have a postcard I forgot to send from Berlin. I'll have to hand deliver it now.


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