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Looking to buy a fridge to fit a small kitchen. Suggestions?

Our previous fridge was on the small side, but certainly not compact; still, even after taking a look at many well-reviewed models, I haven't been able to find any that would fit our kitchen. Could you help us find a moderately respectable smaller-ish fridge? Kitchen space dimensions/etc. inside. [more inside]
posted by CottonCandyCapers on Sep 16, 2014 - 16 answers

Another refrigerator pickle pickle

I made a big batch of refrigerator pickles last night, and forgot to bring the brine back to a boil before pouring into the filled jars. The brine was warm-hot, but definitely not boiling. Today I have a bunch of cold vegetables that do not taste very pickle-y. Can I strain out the brine, re-boil it and try again in the same jars? Or have I ruined it?
posted by mefireader on Jul 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Refrigerator filter cover won't budge

I am trying to change the fresh air filter in my Samsung LG refrigerator. Unfortunately, the filter cover won't twist off - it's jammed in good and tight and won't budge. Hope me budge it! [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on Jun 1, 2014 - 3 answers

Is your refrigerator running? No, it is not!

Sometime in the last 24 hours, my refrigerator (Kirkland Signature by Whirlpool, aka the cheapest fridge you can buy at Costco*) gave up the ghost. The light is still working and it seems that the back panel of the freezer is cold, but the fan is not blowing and the fridge itself is not cold at all. [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on Apr 20, 2014 - 12 answers

Kitchen appliance anxiety

It's time for another big grown-up milestone: new kitchen appliances. And I'm paralyzed by the thought of making the wrong decisions. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jan 13, 2014 - 33 answers

Put it in the fridge. No, not THAT part.

As I was leaving for work yesterday, I instructed my mother to "help yourself to the oatmeal; afterwards, put it in the downstairs fridge." This morning, as I opened the downstairs fridge, I discovered she'd put the actual slow cooker appliance into the fridge along with, instead of just, the ceramic insert with the food. Will this harm the slow cooker? [more inside]
posted by Zelos on Dec 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Small fridges

Does anyone make an undercounter refrigerator that's somewhere between a dorm fridge and a Sub-Zero bar fridge? [more inside]
posted by hwyengr on Nov 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Any plumbers awake?

We need to disconnect our refrigerator's water line (going to the ice maker) ASAP. Like, tonight, or before 8am tomorrow. (It's a long story.) There is a copper line that runs from the fridge to a hole in the floor. There are no valves. What do we do? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Sep 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Chalkboard-painting a stainless steel refrigerator: possible?

Can I paint my stainless steel fridge with chalkboard paint? I've found lots of tutorials on how to do it with a regular white fridge (whatever those are made of) but nothing on stainless. Should I try to sand it? Do I need primer? Please advise. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Sep 1, 2013 - 15 answers

An inquiry concerning the cooking and preservation of rice.

What's the best way to keep rice (primarily brown rice, although I could see other grains being used in the future) in the refrigerator overnight? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Aug 18, 2013 - 23 answers

Shooter Sandwich, left out overnight.

I just made this for a picnic tomorrow. Yeah, it does look awesome. The last page unequivocally states not to refrigerate. I'm a North American, I'm squeamish about things left out. I realize the English aren't fans of cold things, (beer, eggs at the grocery store, ice, etc.) but this seems like looking for trouble. Any opinions? I'm in Vancouver where the temperature is currently in the middle seventies inside the house, so a cool root cellar is available. What to do?
posted by Keith Talent on Aug 10, 2013 - 25 answers

mystery fridge shelf

We have a refrigerator/freezer shelf that fits in the door of our GE Profile fridge, but isn't shaped in a way that actually holds anything...if we put stuff in there, it just falls out. Dr. Google and the GE website are not helping me. What is this shelf for and can we use it for anything?
posted by quinoa on Jul 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Can I Eat It Filter: Refrigerator Left Open Edition

We left the refrigerator door open an inch this morning before going to work today. Is our food still okay to eat? [more inside]
posted by horizonseeker on Jul 15, 2013 - 18 answers

Baa baa warm sheep

Asking for my sister: "Accidentally left the fridge door a crack open last night. Inside was a pound of ground lamb. When discovered this morning, a thermometer registered the meat at 50 degrees. Is the meat ruined, or still within temperature limits?"
posted by deezil on Jul 2, 2013 - 16 answers

Do I really need ½" of space on either side of my refrigerator?

Do I really ½" of space on either side of my refrigerator? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Jun 19, 2013 - 18 answers

Living without a fridge

My fridge is a 115L bar fridge with a small freezer, and it's never particularly full. I've been thinking about getting rid of it altogether. I would like to hear from anybody who successfully gets by without a fridge: any tips and tricks? what did you not realize before you made the transition? anything else I should consider? [more inside]
posted by paleyellowwithorange on Jun 6, 2013 - 16 answers

Is there a strategy for buying major appliances?

Looking for some advice for buying a refrigerator, washer, and dryer for the first time. [more inside]
posted by massofintuition on May 24, 2013 - 39 answers

Brittle fridge

Why did all the plastic parts in my fridge turn brittle and start cracking after only 3 years? [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr on May 6, 2013 - 9 answers

Should I eat this?

Another one of metafilter's favorite topics. Fridge left open since 7am (CDT) this morning. Just discovered 20 minutes ago, so approximately 5 hours ago. It was only left open a crack because one of the drawers was part way open. Is everything a totally loss? Some things are still cool to the touch. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Apr 22, 2013 - 25 answers

So pretty! But do they actually work?

Friends are in the beginning process of thinking about a kitchen remodel, and are wondering if anyone has good or bad things to say about the stoves, fridges, or dishwashers from The Big Chill. [more inside]
posted by rtha on Feb 6, 2013 - 4 answers

How to buy a new fridge?

We need to get a new refrigerator. So which of the new refrigerator features are worth it? And how bad is bisque color really? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jan 7, 2013 - 29 answers

Is my fridge broken or is it just me?

Is my fridge broken or is it just me? [more inside]
posted by sesquipedalia on Dec 25, 2012 - 10 answers

Will I replace these contents one way or another?

Can I Eat It: Whole Fridge Edition. [more inside]
posted by mibo on Dec 15, 2012 - 10 answers

Inflatocheesebag

Why would my bag of sliced swiss cheese have inflated in the refrigerator overnight? [more inside]
posted by Coatlicue on Dec 11, 2012 - 11 answers

I have a bunch of taters. I need to eat these taters. How should I eat these taters?

I have a bunch of taters. I need to eat these taters. How should I eat these taters? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Nov 19, 2012 - 16 answers

How to clean a stinky fridge

My friends just got power back after Sandy, and their fridge stinks. We've thrown out all the food. What's the best way to clean the fridge? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 1, 2012 - 17 answers

Cleanliness: On tap!

What's the best system for cleaning a kegerator? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 10, 2012 - 6 answers

Power's out, how long will the cold last?

Power went out... right as I'd gone to the grocery. I put all the must-stay-cold stuff away anyhow because the stuff I'd bought was worth more than what was already in there. So, it's been opened once, what was put in was still frozen/cold from the grocery. I'm not opening it again. How long can I expect stuff to still be good for? [more inside]
posted by gracedissolved on Sep 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Keep Track of My Food

Is there a good way for my family to keep inventories of our refrigerator and freezers? [more inside]
posted by EtzHadaat on Sep 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Where can I buy a counter-depth refrigerator in Los Angeles today?

Where can I buy a counter-depth refrigerator in Los Angeles today? All attempts to date have ended in rivers of sorrow. [more inside]
posted by stephennelson on Jul 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Living in a box, living in a cardboard box

Remodeling with an eye toward my own use (for the next 4-5 years) and rentability (in ~5 years?). [more inside]
posted by bendy on Jun 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Our Haier is hot is it a lost cause or can it be fixed?

My fridge is hot, not just not cold but actually hot. Can I fix this or am I shopping for a new fridge? [more inside]
posted by Saminal on Jun 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Help with garage refrigerator

Economical garage/basement refrigerator options? [more inside]
posted by patrad on May 24, 2012 - 3 answers

Ice Box Man

I was recently watching the 1985 Tom Hanks movie The Man With One Red Shoe. In it, a dead CIA agent is briefly hidden in Tom Hanks' refrigerator. Can you think of other movies with people in refrigerators? [more inside]
posted by Confess, Fletch on Apr 6, 2012 - 33 answers

Ectoplasm? Algae? Nanobot sheddings?

Why does my fridge's filtered water taste ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE but only at certain times of day? [more inside]
posted by Nattie on Dec 8, 2011 - 8 answers

I'm not used to not getting hammered immediately.

Beer idiot filter: How do I keep my beers decent enough to serve tomorrow night? [more inside]
posted by katybird on Nov 23, 2011 - 22 answers

My fridge predates the Reagan administration

How often should an old manual defrost refrigerator need defrosting, and when does excessive frost indicate a problem? [more inside]
posted by slow graffiti on Nov 22, 2011 - 7 answers

Stop my runaway fridge!

My fridge is running and I can't catch it! [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Aug 17, 2011 - 17 answers

Which fridge rating should we use to choose a more efficient fridge?

On a small solar system that trips out a lot, what's the most important rating on a replacement fridge to indicate efficiency: full-load amps, or kWh/yr? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Aug 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Refrigerator repair or reefer madness?

My refrigerator runs too long, methinks. What might be the problem, and would it be madness to try to fix it ourselves? [more inside]
posted by Quietgal on Jul 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me fix my fridge.

My fridge is leaking. Can I fix this myself? Details inside... [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Jul 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me fix my refrigerator.

Help me fix my refrigerator. [more inside]
posted by Ephilation on Jun 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Is there a true counter depth fridge with reasonable width out there?

Too tiny! Too tall! Too deep! Is there a Goldilocks fridge out there that is just right? I need a counter-depth fridge (with freezer, top or bottom) that really is counter depth -- 24-25 inches at the most with door and handle -- without being more than 32 inches wide. Many so-called "counter-depth" fridges I've seen are 29-30 inches deep once the door and handles are included, and even when I find one the right depth, it's very wide, typically 35-36 inches. The best match I've found so far is the LG 349, but it's a full six inches narrower than my current (awkward, too deep) fridge, and the slightly larger version I've seen at a store still seems toy-sized and flimsy inside, while being a little too tall for me at 74 inches. I'm in Canada (Toronto, to be precise).
posted by maudlin on Jan 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Help us move our fridge, please

We're moving and need to disconnect the water line to the fridge's icemaker, but the compression nut won't budge. Before Sir Acorn and I do any more damage with pliers and wrench, what's the secret? [more inside]
posted by acorncup on Jan 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Broken refrigerator

Refrigerator trouble. [more inside]
posted by rainy on Oct 29, 2010 - 6 answers

What style of fridge is best?

Help us decide what type of refrigerator to buy. [more inside]
posted by shelayna on Sep 25, 2010 - 14 answers

What could be wrong with my elderly, non-cooling fridge?

I just discovered that my fairly elderly refrigerator and freezer have stopped cooling. What is most likely to be wrong, and is it worth it to attempt to fix it? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Aug 21, 2010 - 10 answers

Clunks from a refrigerator

Refrigerator trouble - loud clunks - what should I do? [more inside]
posted by rainy on Jul 17, 2010 - 4 answers

She don't seal like she once did

Replacing a refrigerator door seal: handy homeowner project, or professionals-only procedure? plus related questions. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Jul 15, 2010 - 16 answers

I need ice! Help me make it happen.

I bought a kit to hook up my ice maker to a cold water line. I am having a hard time figuring out how to get the poly tube connected to the saddle valve. Pics inside... Also, I am aware that the back side of the saddle valve is not pictured. I have that, but its not in the pictures. [more inside]
posted by Brettus on Jul 1, 2010 - 8 answers

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