Need a new fridge, what?
April 19, 2011 3:33 PM Subscribe
I have to buy a fridge and I don't how important things are.
posted by b33j to home & garden (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Newly separated, everything gone's to shit this week (internet broke due to change in accounts, system crash the next day and I got no technician anymore, I finally got guitar strings but the pegs in the guitar broke, the ex got a new and better job - damn him while I got another reject letter for a local job - it takes me a minimum of 3 hours to get to my casual job by public transport, I think I tore the ligaments in my right arm carrying stuff there, and my buffer pay from one job has gone astray because I changed bank accounts on account of leaving the old man, so I have very little money), and now the ex's dead grandmother's 25 year old fridge has died. In the interim, I'm using an esky with ice, and I have my sister-in-law's dad's 25 year old freezer. I quit my job to move home, but because my current work is casual and/or I'm not bankrupt or a bad debt, the rental guys won't even consider me.
A. So, do those star rating (Australia) make much of a difference to my electricity bill?
There's two of us, me and the 20 year old son (who doesn't look like moving out). I like lots of vegetables.
B. Just how big a fridge do I need? 177L? 350L?
I have no car (see what I mean about everything going to shit?),
C. how likely am I to be able to haggle over the phone, rather than driving around to all the suppliers?
D. Given that I have a (prehistoric) chest freezer, would you say, get a fridge without, or would you say - "OMG, your luck is so bad that's probably going to die soon too, better get one with?"
E. Is there an easy way to do this?
F. Which is easier to keep clean, artic white or burnished steel?
G. What question should I have asked but didn't know to?
H. How the hell do I get rid of the old one, or should I just roll it out the door, and onto it's back and grow bitter flowers out of it?