My New Kitchen

A few months ago I talked about my new kitchen “makeover.” It’s been a wild ride preparing for these new appliances, with several handyman visits to check out our kitchen space and measure. A plumber came to install shut off valves behind the stove and fridge and in the process a pipe burst in our basement, which led us having to get an excavator to dig up our front yard! Yikes!

All is well now, so I’m happy and relieved to share the finished look (Although I have a few more small diy decorating projects on my list).

This refrigerator is the Maytag® Ice2O® French Door Refrigerator with Easy Access Drawer. It seems much more spacious then our previous fridge, but is able to fit in the same space.

Before, I would often have to throw out foods that have gone bad simply because I didn’t know they were there, hidden behind other things in the fridge. This easy access french door refrigerator has many different shelves allowing all of your leftovers and foods to be seen.

One of my favorite features of this fridge, something I first noticed, is the pull-out refrigerator drawer. This is where I store the snacks, fruits and veggies and it allows easy access for kids to grab healthy snacks (Minus the sodas which are my husband’s and my bad habit). By putting your go-to snacks and drinks in this fridge drawer, energy is saved because you don’t have to open the whole fridge.

Maybe I am just not organized, or have too much in my freezer, but it seems I can’t fit as much in this freezer than my previous model. If either of the freezer drawer sections become too full or if a box is positioned in a certain way, the drawers get caught and won’t close. Then I find myself rearranging all of the foods almost each time I open the freezer to get something.

I thought the refrigerator would be my favorite appliance, but this range has taken the cake. It is a gas range with EvenAir™ convection and it looks extremely sleek. The heavy duty die-cast metal grates are extremely durable and the whole oven seems well made.

The vent above the stove provides much more light and air suction than my previous standard vent. Every time I made dinner with my older stove, our smoke alarm would go off with just a touch of smoke in the air. Now I don’t have to deal with the inconvenience of listening and turning off the touchy smoke alarm because much of the heat and smoke from cooking on the stove top or opening the oven is taken care of by the vent.

I will continue to give you an honest look at each of these appliances over the coming months. If you are in the market for a new stove or fridge, be sure to follow me for updates. For more information visit Maytag‘s website, follow the Maytag Facebook Page, and Maytag Twitter handle.

“I wrote this post participating in an Maytag Moms Dependable Kitchen Ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Maytag. I was provided with a Maytag kitchen appliances set, including a refrigerator and range to facilitate my post.”


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  1. Emily says

    @ Shelly: Thank you Shelly! I’ve only had the “standard” appliances so these are really exciting with all of the neat features!

  2. says

    Wow, wow, wow!!! Beautiful appliances! That stove is what dreams are made of! I know you will enjoy them for many years to come. Can’t wait to see all the yummy things you will be making in your sweet “new” kitchen ;)

  3. Maren says

    GORGEOUS! Gas stoves for the win! They are amazing! That fridge will be MUCH more full when you have three kiddos runnin around! ;) ….or maybe it will be emptier? haha

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