I generally buy food in one of two ways – on sale or in bulk. For me the two are similar because if I buy in bulk because I get a lower price for a larger quantity and if I buy on sale I tend to buy multiple quantities. Point being, we usually have a lot of food. One of the things I love about my new refrigerator is how well it manages large quantities of food, something our last refrigerator did not do.
The Frigidaire 22.6 Cu. Ft. Counter-Depth Professional Refrigerator is very accommodating, on both the fridge and freezer sides. It measures in at 35-5/8″ wide x 69-3/8″ high x 26-7/8″ deep.
Do you see how much food I’ve got in there? It’s a lot! The 8.50 cubic foot freezer has shelves and baskets that hold far more than my last side by side did. I save a lot of time because I can find everything quickly. In the old freezer there were only three shelves. Everything used to get buried and hide everything else so when I wanted one item from the freezer I had to take everything out to get it. Big waste of time. The PowerPlus Freeze feature allows you to quickly freeze foods that you store in order to keep foods at their freshest.
The fridge is huge, again larger than our last. It has the most usable shelf space as compared to other counter depth side by side models and ability to store full week’s-worth of groceries for a family of 5 inside. In the fridge there are compartments and drawers, as well as adjustable shelves – all of which are clear and easy to see through. They’re part of the SpaceWise Organization system, which includes extra bins, food-storage containers, rack extenders, etc. – all making it easy to keep food organized and easy to find when you need it.
When the light in our old fridge worked it did not light up the entire fridge. Parts of the fridge would frequently go unnoticed. You know where I mean – the corners where some foods and/or leftovers go unnoticed and then go bad. Yep, that stuff that you find when you’re on your hands and knees cleaning out the fridge twice a year. Well maybe you do it more than twice a year. Anyway. With the old fridge it seemed like I had to throw something out every week because it wasn’t good any more. I haven’t had any food go awol and spoil since getting the new fridge. Our veggies and fruit haven’t gotten soft or gone bad while stored inside the humidity-controlled crisper drawers.
I love the fridge’s automatic alerts. If one of the doors is left open or if the temperature rises above where you’ve set it you hear beeping. This is perfect if you happen to have one or more of those small gremlins that seem to occasionally leave the fridge open. I’m sure the fact that the doors aren’t staying open have helped my food stay fresher, saving me money.