Does anyone have an ol faithful fridge at home?
You know the one that you bought (or given to you when you moved out of home) that just doesn’t seem to die?
Its had a place in the Aussie home since I can remember. It maybe your everyday fridge or the extra fridge in your entertainment area for those times when you need some extra cooling space for all the food and drinks. Our ol faithful fridge is our everyday fridge, like most couples, my partner and I started with nothing and was given the fridge as it was cluttering up the entertainment area of another persons place.
This fridge went through a mini reincarnation by starting off as a everyday family fridge, to a beer/entertainment fridge and then back to being a household fridge again. Now we love this fridge and are very grateful to have it however it does demand a bit more maintenance than the new/modern fandangle fridges of today. Like all old things, it has a bit of personality about it and stubbornly needs to be de-iced once a month on regular use so when my partner and I go away for more than a week, we will come back to finding it almost iced shut.
This is what happened recently when we went away to Brisbane for a couple of weeks, we found that after coming home to Perth that the fridge had decided to ice up in protest for leaving it alone in the house so my first day back consisted of me spending all morning off de-icing and throwing all items that were unsalvageable.
Now, you have to understand that unusually I like to clear out the clutter in my fridge and give it a clean even 2 weeks however I am never a fan of defrosting the fridge every month. The ice is always so thick and messy and removing the ice is so loud that it sounds like I’m doing construction in the apartment instead of removing ice from an appliance.
Living in an apartment that is on top of a business, I’m always so paranoid of how much noise I’m making during the hours of 9am to 5pm which amplifies to my discomfort of defrosting the fridge.
I think I should probably put “buy a new fridge” as one of my big ticket items to purchase this year…..