Friday, 17 October 2014

Samsung Showcase American Style Fridge Freezer - getting to know you

Our house is in turmoil.  In the next week or so we're having our kitchen ripped out by the short and curlies.

Granted, I have a swish and swanky and oh-so-uber-cool modern grey and steel kitchen to look forward to, but in the meantime it's a constant headache of appliance ordering, waiting in for deliveries, choosing worktops, taps, flooring, being measured, being measured again, waiting in for tradesmen...the list goes on.

I've learnt more terminology about kitchen planning than I ever wanted to know, and had my eyes opened to the endless list of sink possibilities.

Everything is packed and squirrelled away, I can't find a wooden spoon for the life of me, never mind the sandwich toaster, and I'm not looking forward to 3 weeks of takeaways (ok then, maybe a little bit).

The one thing that's keeping me sane, is our new fridge freezer.



It's arrived ahead of time, and is rather elegantly being housed in our dining room for the moment, awaiting the transformation of our tired kitchen into something more becoming for a beautiful, sleek and downright gorgeous beast of an appliance.

It arrived, via my side gate (which had to be removed from it's hinges), carried by 2 burly men using some kind of physic-defying lifting straps.  They expertly guided it in through the back door with millimetres to spare, and wheeled it into it's temporary home.

Clever wheels mean that despite it's undeniable weight and unwieldy size, it actually glides across the floor quite gracefully.

And in our dining room he currently sits.  For he has now become a 'he', elevated to a status where he has a gender and a personality.  I think he's a bit sad because he's not yet fully functioning.  He's not plumbed in at his temporary home, so can't show off his swanky filtered chilled water dispenser.  Nor can he administer crushed ice to my smoothies yet, or glorious chunky clear ice cubes for my G & T, but he can bide his time.  Perhaps he's heard from his cousin over at my parent's house that Ruby will endlessly pester him for ice in her drinks, so I think he's probably enjoying the peace right now.  I'm still figuring out if I can somehow combine it with my demi johns of wine and have chilled Pinot on tap...

Even though he's not in situ yet, I couldn't leave him alone.  A fridge freezer like the Samsung Showcase is crying out to be used.  To be filled up with the best food and drink you can possibly find.

He's itching to show off his clever double-door arrangement.  The 'showcase' door opens to reveal all your most regularly used items like milk and butter and wine (what?).  The inner door opens to reveal the main fridge in all it's all-around-cooling-glory.  I am loving the versatility of the storage, and the fact that you can use it to meet your families needs.  I can see straightaway that this is going to allow me to keep a much better handle on my food planning, allow me to see and access everything I have and I hope ultimately save me money and wasted food.  My old fridge had an entire shelf crammed full of jars of goodness knows what.  I never knew what was in there, and mostly could never be bothered to root about and look.

Here's a little video of me checking it out once the delivery men had left.  I'm still a little bit in awe of it so apologies for sounding like a love-struck teenager.


It has so many clever features, many of which I'm still discovering, and I'm sure once he's fully at home in our brand-spanking new kitchen, I'll be able to tell you even more about how in love with him I am.  But for now, I'll just stroke him adoringly.

Disclosure: I was sent the fridge freezer to review.

14 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks amazing! Really like the idea of the 'showcase' door, especially as it's so big that you can really use it for storage and stock up on things and it saves them being disturbed. I hope that your kitchen refit goes well and it's not long before you are able to get everything organised and have the fridge freezer up and running!

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    1. We're loving the showcase door, it just makes it so much easier to grab items that are frequently used.

      We're using the fridge freezer currently, and getting on great with it, I jet can't wait for it to have the home it deserves in our new kitchen!

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  2. WOW!! You could actually camp in there it's so big, it's incredible! Good luck with the new kitchen, it will be so worth it though! :)

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    1. Actually you probably could - it'd be a bit chilly though!

      It is an awesome fridge, you can't exactly ignore it at the moment in our living room, but everyone who sees it thinks it's amazing.

      Fingers crossed the kitchen re-fit goes smoothly and we can get back to normality soon!

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  3. I'm not gonna lie, I'm insanely jealous, and I can fully see the benefits of the showcase door, especially as I have a 6 year old who regularly leaves the fridge and freezer doors open!

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    1. I have a 6 year old a lot like that too Jayne. But do you know what? It even has an alarm on it! I bleep alarm that goes off if you leave the door open too long - genius!

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  4. I'm pretty sure I need one of those in my life right now! It's amazing and I can't wait to hear more ;-)

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  5. I do so hope there is plenty of wine in the "often used" section - be round in a sec! ;-) Seriously though, that looks like an awesome fridge, loving the features like that two door thingy...and annoyingly the scientist in me is saying "now how doe that work" - promise I won't be round to take a look though! ;-)

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  6. Wowzer!! That looks AMAZING! I would love one like that but have nowhere to put one! We have a tiny kitchen x

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  7. Now I know my comments ARE publishing, will go on to say i am disappointed not to see YOU in the video modelling the fridge. But seriously, cool fridge and video :)

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  8. I'd be stroking it too, I definately want one of these big American style fridges. Mich x

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  9. i have an american style fridge and let me tell you I love it!

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  10. Oh my that is absolutely beautiful! (and so handy having it in the lounge for snacks)

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