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Why I appreciate each of my 5 new Frigidaire appliances

As I’ve gotten to know my new Frigidare appliances better, I’ve become very dependent on features of the appliances that I didn’t have in my old appliances and I now rely on and appreciate the following features of each appliance all of which I use almost every day.

The Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator
I love that the refrigerator’s ice and water dispenser has a lock feature which makes it so that Sebastian and Madelyn aren’t able to get water or ice when I don’t want them to.
USAGE EXAMPLE: I don’t want Madelyn using the ice or water dispenser is after 6pm because I don’t want her to have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. If she gets up, I get up. Another thing I like about the Frigidaire refrigerator is that it makes smaller ice cubes than my mom’s does. We use thin tall glasses as opposed to wide short glasses and the smaller that ice cubes that the Frigidaire Gallery Refrigerator makes fit my glasses just right.
The drawers in the refrigerator are tall so I am able fit heads of lettuce and other large items including a whole watermelon (the kids favorite!) in the drawers without stuffing without the drawer being difficult to close.

The Frigidaire Gallery Electric Range
Almost every day I use the quick boil feature on the Frigidare Gallery Range.
USAGE EXAMPLE: I drink tea and used to have to wait for what seemed like forever for the water to boil and would sometimes put my teacup in my old microwave to boil the water, but actually broke two tea cups doing that, so the quick boil feature is something I really appreciate. I also appreciate the high rim around the edge of the range which keeps food and spills from being wiped onto the floor. My son and husband thought it was really convenient to wipe the crumbs off of the range onto the floor or in-between the range and cabinet thinking I wouldn’t figure it out. Talk about being embarrassed.. imagine all of the crumbs and dried up spills on the floor that the appliance installers saw when they removed the old range.

The Frigidaire Gallery Dishwasher
The dishwasher racks are sturdier than my old dishwasher’s racks and the adjustable racks and silverware compartments are great for small stuff.
USAGE EXAMPLE: I was often frustrated when the top rack would tilt downward almost as if it was going to cause the dishwasher to fall out from the cabinet. The dishwasher’s drawers have lots of folding/storage options which are great for small lids and those little plastic things that go inside sippy cup tops. I wash Madelyn’s bath toys in the dishwasher so the small storage areas are wonderful for those as well. The sanitizing option is great for moms who’s baby uses bottles and for those bath toys that have built up soap scum on them.

The Frigidaire Affinity Front Load Washer and Dryer
The washer and dryer are fabulous! My favorite features are the seven wash cycles including one especially for whites and deep clean sanitize and the door lock feature.
USAGE EXAMPLE: Not that Sebastian (my 10 year old son) or Tim (my husband) do laundry very often but it annoyed the daylights out of me when they would add clothes 10 minutes after a load was started. Now, they think twice before adding garments because they have to hit the pause button first so the door will unlock. Otherwise, the door can’t be opened during a cycle. Adding detergent is simple with the small dispenser drawer that holds the laundry products you use including detergent, fabric softener, and bleach.
It’s really easy to remove the link trap from the dryer and unlike my old dryer (over 10 yrs. old) the lint doesn’t get stuck or snag on anything when I pull it out.

The Frigidaire Gallery About the Range Microwave
I’m not so fond of how loud the beep is but I do appreciate the repeating beeps when I forget about the cooked food.
USAGE EXAMPLE: There are times when I go upstairs to do something while chicken nuggets are cooking, and there used to be times when I would forget about them and not remember them until I found them in the microwave 1/2 an hour later. You know how kids are, if they are busy, they’re not hungry. Madelyn could care less about food most of the time so if I was cooking for her only, I would sometimes forget about the food in the microwave because the beep wasn’t very loud or would not repeat if I didn’t get the food out, on my old microwave. I have not forgotten about food in the microwave since getting the Frigidaire Gallery Microwaver because it continues to beep (very loudly) until I open the microwave.

My love.. in photographs

I love my Frigidaire appliances!

I know you will enjoy your new Frigidaire appliances and they WILL save you time as you will learn more about with their More-Me-Time Guarantee explained on the Frigidaire More Me-Time Guarantee site here.

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More Frigidaire links to check out:
• Frigidaire More Me-Time Guarantee
• The Frigidaire DAILYDARE
• Tell Frigidaire what 5 things you would do with an extra hour and you’re automatically entered for a chance to win a suite of NEW Frigidaire appliances!
Frigidaire on Facebook

My new Frigidaire Affinity washer saved the day again. I was in need of a last minute purple popsicle removal.

Frigidaire Affinity Washer - stain gone!

I was bummed when I saw a big purple popsicle stain on Madelyn’s brand new shirt she’s supposed to wear to preschool.  She’d had the shirt for about 7 hours, she just got it from her preschool orientation earlier that morning, at it was already stained! Ugh!
I put the shirt in the laundry area and then forgot about it for a couple of days until the night before school started, which is today! So last night, I rushed down to the laundry and put the shirt in the washing machine hoping that the stain would at least fade. How embarrassing would that be for Madelyn to go to school wearing a stained shirt on her first day of school?
I was so relieved when after just one cycle in my new Frigidaire Affinity Washing machine the purple popsicle stain was gone and the shirt looked brand new, bright colors and all.

More ways my new Affinity Washer and Dryer have helped me:

  • Sebastian doesn’t fuss about gathering and doing his laundry because he likes using the new washer and dryer.  They are easy for him to start, set, load, and unload.
  • The Advanced Rinse Technology allows for a final rinse during which fresh water is used as opposed to the left-over dirty water my old washing machine used.  Gross!
  • The 7 dry cycles and 12 dry options, including the Shrink Guard Ultra, allow me to dry even the most delicate clothes that I wouldn’t have dried ‘pre-Affinity’ for fear that I wouldn’t be able to fit into them anymore.

Check out the entire line of NEW Frigidaire Gallery Appliances on the Frigidaire website here.

P.S. Follow me on Twitter to be kept up to date on me and my new Frigidaire appliances!

More Frigidaire links to check out:

  • Frigidaire More Me-Time Guarantee
  • The Frigidaire DAILYDARE
  • Tell Frigidaire what 5 things you would do with an extra hour and you’re automatically entered for a chance to win a suite of NEW Frigidaire appliances!
  • Frigidaire on Facebook

They’re here! My new Frigidaire appliances are being installed as I write this!

Frigidaire Washer and Dryer installationTim walked in the room at about 8:05 this morning calling my name over and over.. Alicia, Alicia, Alicia!  I didn’t want to wake up.  The first morning I’ve slept in until 8:00 and he’s trying to wake me up?  About 30 seconds later I heard “Willie” call out “Your new appliances are here!”. just like they do on the Home Make-Over show.  That got me out of bed in record time.  It was so cool!

Willie our fabulous appliance installer, along with his 2 fast and efficient assistants and Tim straight from Electrolux are installing our new Frigidaire Washer and Dryer quicker than I ever could have imagined.

It’s 8:45am and we’re having a party in my garage!  My adrenaline is pumping and I can’t wait to report back to you when everything is installed and working!

Things are changing by the minute.. the Microwave just made its way inside so I’ll be back with more news as I have it!

–update– Willie just started the washing machine for me to make sure it works and it’s amazing!  The spin cycle is so quiet!

You can read more and see more photographs of my Frigidaire appliances and experiences on my new Gadget blog, GadgetGoddess.com.

Review + Giveaway!
Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets

I am so excited that my new Frigidaire appliances, including a Washer and Dryer, will be arriving soon but until then I have some of my own laundry room excitement.  I have been trying out Purex’s new Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets.   I thought surely a sheet couldn’t accomplish and product the same results that detergent + a dryer sheet could but as always sometimes I am wrong.  Huh?

purex complete 3-in-1 laundry sheets

How Does It Work?

1. Drop a Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheet into the washer, the detergent is released during the wash cycle.

2. Once the wash is complete, transfer the laundry sheet with clothes to dryer. The stripe is heat activated by the dryer to soften and remove static.

3. You’re done!  Now, you get someone else to fold and put the laundry away.  (that was a joke!)

My 9 year old son does his laundry most of the time now and these are a life saver!  I would tell him how much liquid detergent to measure before he went down to the laundry area, but it never failed..  he would yell up to me “Mom, how much of this stuff do I put in”?  Ugh!! Haven’t I told you a million times?  Then I began to wonder, is 9 years old to young to do his own laundry?  Everyone I know convinced me that as long as he’s ok with it, doesn’t break the washer or dryer, hurt himself, it’s all good.  Now, I feel even better knowing that he just has to drop one sheet into the washer with his clothes and not worry about messy liquid detergent and remembering to put a dryer sheet in when he switches his stuff over to the dryer.

Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets come in three scents and are available in two package types – a Starter Kit (1 Dispenser + 20 Laundry Sheets) and a value Refill Pouch (24 Laundry Sheets).  Suggested retail pricing for both the 20 sheet Starter Kit (includes convenient Dispenser) and 24 sheet Refill Pack is $5.99-$7.49.

The Starter Kit includes a refillable Dispenser that makes it simple to protect and access Purex Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets. Once you have the Dispenser, simply purchase the money-saving Refill Pouch to fill the convenient Dispenser.

As part of The Dial Co./Purex’s holistic approach to sustainability, Purex developed Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets with significant consideration to our environmental impact.  If everyone in the United States1 switched to buying Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheets, 41 Olympic-sized pools worth of water would be saved each single refill purchase versus purchasing a standard 50oz bottle of liquid detergent!  If every American bought just one Purex® Complete 3-in-1™ Laundry Sheet Refill instead of even one bottle of liquid detergent2, we could prevent the equivalent of 91 million detergent bottles (27 million lbs), originally destined for landfills, from being produced – keeping over eight football fields worth of packaging out of landfills.

Purex Complete 3-in-1 Laundry Sheets website

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