Huge thanks to Whirlpool Canada, for helping us with our kitchen renovation.
As always, every word in this post – and the peek into my fridge – is entirely my own.
Oh… Jay-Z. I know that one day I would paraphrase you. And today is that day.
a bit quite a lot about our kitchen renovation. As the kitchen is the hub of the home, and where I like to make most of my messes, it was really important to me to get the big things right.
I wanted a hardwood floor (do you know how many eyebrows were raised at that one!), I wanted a gas stove, and I wanted a big fridge. With bells and whistles.
And just the right amount of bling.
I feel like there should be swelling music at this picture… the Star Trek theme song, perhaps? Or there’s a pretty good song on the Tangled soundtrack. As Lila says, “It makes tears come to my eyes, mom!”
We chose the Whirlpool Gold White Ice Four Door fridge.
Yes, four doors. It’s a thing of beauty.
Our previous fridge was a small, basic model that had seen its fair share of use. In the first week of living here, two of the shelves broke right off of the door, condiments spilling onto the floor. The multiple layers of duct tape should have given away its state of exhaustion.
It was also a sign that our old fridge needed to move on to its new home.
What’s the first thing you notice in this picture? For me, it’s the superfluous amount of milk we have in the fridge at this time. What was going on with us? But you can store TWO four litre jugs of milk on the door. Say wha….!?!?
Lactose-loving aside, we have amazing space in this fridge. You’ll notice that the ice maker is tucked away on the door, and still leaves us ample room to store food. The food that I jammed (literally) into our old fridge was now stretching out its arms and enjoying life (figuratively, of course).
The crispers hold a great amount of food. And what I love: they slide right out. There isn’t a finicky track to work with. If I clean the fridge, I grab a crisper, haul it out, wipe it down and then pop it right back in. No curse words. No awkwardness.
The fourth drawer – a.k.a. the party drawer or the kid drawer, depending on what’s happening in the house – is probably my most favourite part of the fridge. And it’s what people mention when they first spot the kitchen. “Oh… you have one of those drawers!!”
The kids help themselves to snacks from the drawer during the week. Honestly, it’s huge. But when we have people over for dinners or drinks, that drawer becomes center stage.
Guests feel comfortable going into the middle drawer; they know that’s where they can help themselves. And the space is HUGE! The plastic tray comes out in one piece (if there are spills or whoopsie-doos) and the dividers pop up if you need to store party platters.
You can alter the temperature of the drawer – Whirlpool calls it the FreshStor system – to suit what you’re storing!
And the drawers don’t stop. There are drawers in the freezer.
Seriously. The dead zone is gone.
But if you need to store a giant bird for one of the holidays, you can take the middle drawer out, and all is well. It’s probably the most versatile freezer I’ve ever seen on a fridge!
(And isn’t Lila such a good little model here? My little Vanna White.)
This four door fridge is a welcome addition to our kitchen. In fact, it’s the most-talked-about appliance when people come to see the house. The White Ice look has been a huge hit with guests, and I love how it adds to our space.
I love my fancy little fridge with it’s bling-y handles. She fits in perfectly, and does a lot of the heavy lifting. I thought I’d never meet a fridge I couldn’t fill.
Wow, you’re right….the refrigerator isn’t one of your problems. I LOVE your fidge! I’d love to have it in my kitchen!
Thank you so much, Marilyn! It’s been such a wonderful addition to the kitchen. I’m so happy with it!
Beautiful kitchen and awesome sauce fridge! p.s. My hubby is from Canada. xo
Oooh… a fellow Canuck! Is he West Coast or East?
Can I just move into your kitchen please? It’s stunning!! That fridge is seriously amazing. We have a stainless with the lower freezer and I “thought” I would love it, but the fridge configuration is all wrong, the icemaker gets in the way, and there’s a whole shelf I had to take out just ot have room for my sweet tea pitcher! Your fridge, however…I don’t see any issues with that beautiful thing. I could have sweet tea for DAYS!! So lovely Tara 🙂
Oh girl… sweet tea forever! (Speaking of which, I want to get a recipe for the perfect sweet tea from you). It’s a great fridge; I love all the space.
That fridge is beautiful, just like the rest of your kitchen. I love how bright it is. And I love all the options the fridge gives you.
Thank you so much, Vanessa! It’s amazing how many storage options I have. I’m not used to it. I’ve been doing the “stuff and shut” version of fridge storage for years!
That fridge is absolutely lovely!
Thank you so much, Melanie. It’s funny to call a fridge lovely – but I feel the same way!
Wow! That fridge is impressive! I’m soo jealous. Is there a reason you decided to go with white appliances instead of stainless steel?
Thanks, Heather! Honestly, I’ve never had stainless before, so I wasn’t married to the idea. And white is SO much easier to keep clean. I liked the idea of the white on white – it makes the kitchen seem really bright and airy.
Beautiful Tara! What a gorgeous kitchen!
Thank you so much, Jo-Anna. It’s been a journey… and we’re getting there.
Thank you, Jo-Anna! I’m so happy with it.
Oh em ghee I want that fridge, seriously all those drawers!! Think Santa could bring one?
Maybe he might?!?! 😉
The drawers are fantastic – they make all the difference in storage and organization.
amy @ one artsy mama
Wow! What a fridge…and what a kitchen! Want to trade houses?
Thanks, Amy! It’s been a labour of love… and sweat and money. 😉 I’m nearly done. Just a few tweaks left!
Angie @ CCC
I am shopping right now so this post is perfect!
Oooh… fridge shopping?!!? That’s so much fun. 🙂
Natalie @ A Turtle’s Life for Me
This is perfect timing! We’re on the search for The Perfect Fridge and hadn’t even stumbled across this one yet! It just got added to our list! Maybe if I start rapping I can convince my husband? 😉
Oh Natalie, this fridge is pretty perfect. It has everything I could ask for.
Yes, maybe break out a bit of Beyonce and Jay-Z together and see what happens!?!? 😉
Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama
That fridge is simply amaaaa-zing and your kitchen in stunning!!
Oh, thank you, Lindsay! 🙂
Holy wow, your kitchen is amazing! I am currently in the early stages of re-doing my kitchen, and wonder about your incredible fridge. I have tried to find it in Montreal, but have had no luck. Do you know if it is available in Canada?
I just contacted Whirlpool to see what was up – as I couldn’t find it on the website – and it appears as though that particular model has been discontinued! Gah!
That being said, there might be stock left in some stores. Have you tried the usual suspects (HD, Sears, The Brick, etc)? They do have the model available in stainless steel – but if you’re doing the white appliances, I know that it isn’t the same. Let me know if you want me to do a bit more digging, and I’ll see what I can find.