Friday, May 24, 2013

The Coke Receptacle

 
My kitchen does not have a fridge.  Out of all the possible types of kitchen appliances, a fridge is the one I am most likely to use.  And by use, I mean open, toss in a Diet Coke (with Cherry) fridge pack and then close without further consideration.
 


So I start my quest. I know I want stainless because a mismatched kitchen suite will make me bonkers. Other than that, a door of some kind with hinge mechanism, a possible light source and really what more do I need?  

At least that’s what I was thinking until I read this:


“Refrigerators make the kitchen; it can add style to the whole room. Homeowners will often set the design standard with their refrigerator and then play off that for all their other appliances.”


Who knew it would involve this much pressure?


“Many consider refrigerators sort of boring and not worth much notice, but that is because they don’t know all of the awesome refrigerator options out there.”


This is an apt description of my relationships with refrigerators. So with a new determination, I hunt for those “awesome refrigerator options.” 

I find trim kits, wood panels, industrial sizes and enough temperature and moisture controlling dials to qualify as a biohazard lab.


“Exterior cabinet moisture controls will sound an alarm when the temperature falls below an acceptable level.”


But will a red light flash as dudes in biohazard gear repel off the roof and smash through the kitchen window?

 
“Some refrigerators have fun features like televisions and clocks.”


I would like to dispute this definition of “fun”.  Stoves have offered a clock feature for many years and the joys of a flashing digital clock has already been presented to most microwave owners.

That leaves the television incentive. Visualize, if you will, where your fridge is placed relative to the other areas in your kitchen. Most kitchens I have seen have the fridge to the back of the cooking stations.



Even if this was an appliance chosen for the anti-cook, it isn’t a very functional option. Standing in front of the fridge is typically an exercise in hoping something will have magically appeared after the last door closing.



I don’t believe many people would stand and think, “If only I had the option of watching Gilligan’s Island. Why that was be as satisfying as finding the last slice of cheese cake.”


The portable option.  I will never be without Diet Coke again!


 

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