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  1. Joy
    April 3, 2018 @ 7:41 pm

    I don’t know if Sub-zeros do this, but every cheap fridge we’ve ever had could be switched for the hinge direction. Congrats on your new fridge either way!

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  2. Jessica
    April 3, 2018 @ 7:53 pm

    OMG THAT’S A STEAL!!! We paid that much for our deep LG fridge less than 2 years ago & that was with an amazing sale through sears. I’m super jelly now :-/….great find!

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  3. Tammra
    April 6, 2018 @ 2:48 pm

    Woo hoo!! My kitchen and I are verrry, verrry envious.
    The real question is: There was a giant, fancy, heavy, sort of shiny thing being moved into the house, – how did Paul manage to avoid the heavy lifting?

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  4. Barbara Chapman
    April 12, 2018 @ 11:34 pm

    Hello Victoria! Have Paulcheck the top and under the door area to see if he can remove the pins that hold the door on your refrigerator. As much money as you paid, you should be able to make it a left or right swinging door. Our last refrigerator we had to pop the pins and switch it.

    Looks great so far! Been a while since I’ve visited so I’m looking forward to reading all the kitchen posts.

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  5. Terry
    December 22, 2020 @ 10:39 am

    We went through a similar process for our new build/kitchen as we originally planned to get a scratch/dent fridge and paint or fake-panel it until we could swing a SZ (for which we would have reserved adequate wall space). But as I wanted a a)cabinet-depth b)French door model with c)NO water/ice dispenser and d)completely FLAT doors for my husband (who is also quite handy) to panel them, and such did not exist at the scratch/dent stores (or on Craigslist), AND we didn’t want to pay $3,000 for a fridge we’d be replacing in 10 years…we opted to take the plunge and buy the 42″ French door Sub-Zero (Why must one buy separate columns to have 48″ of fridge, if the doors would still be 24″ wide??). We did not however score a floor model but paid full price…but I do take comfort knowing that we found a used Speed Queen w/d set (which may well still give us another 20+ years) for $500 instead of $2,500. One red flag for me on a floor model fridge might have been, did it still come with a warranty?

    I was somewhat aware of the “disposal” mentality surrounding livestock with inconvenient sexes…the males of dairy cattle breeds are also slaughtered shortly after birth because they obviously can’t give milk and their meat is not considered suitable for steaks, apparently. But as I am not a vegetarian the alternate solution I see is to buy meat, dairy and eggs as locally as possible and be aware of the farm’s practices. The farm where I buy beef and raw milk raises one breed of cattle – the females for milk and the males for meat, simple as that. I buy eggs literally around the corner from where our house is being built, and I’ve met their chickens and watched them run around their grassy enclosures and roost in their little open roost-houses. They don’t hatch their own chicks, so I don’t know about the practices of the actual breeders the farmers buy chicks from. I know roosters do present problems as they bully the hens by standing on them and plucking out their feathers, as well as sometimes being aggressive toward their caretakers. But one would think they could be raised separately for food rather than discarded as chicks…Maybe some breeders do this, or at least something better than blending them alive. But imo endorsing local businesses with humane practices will effect more change in the industry than boycotting it altogether.

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