9 Month Cure: The Fridge

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Every decision is a big one, especially when you are looking for small things. After living for years with a glorified dorm fridge that works perfectly well but will never freeze an ice cube and needs to be defrosted every few months, we went looking for an undercounter fridge that would be a step up but not break the bank - like the Sub Zero ones do.

Here is the best of what we found:
Marvel 6.1 cu.ft. All Refrigerator 24" Wide - $1,039
Marvel 7.2 cu.ft. Refrigerator/Freezer 30" Wide - $1,149
Summit 24" Built-in Fridge Freezer w. 5.3 cu. ft. - $639
U Line 24" Built-in All Refrigerator with 5.7 Cu. Ft. - $1,089After going back and forth for a few days, we finally decided on a few key things:

1. We needed cabinet space more than refrigerator space - 24" was fine
2. We wanted to save money on the fridge if possible - $1,000 was a lot!
3. We wanted a freezer that worked.

All of these things combined with the fact that we had SEEN the Summit in an AT House Tour of Cedric's home (see pic above) so that we finally went with the Summit.

While we fear that Summit isn't always the highest quality, this particular model has a good rating and - at this point - we really need to save money for the faucet hardware, etc. and we'd rather splurge there and save on the fridge. Please tell us that you have the Summit and it's great (while those who still think all of these fridges are too small, let us say that - with all our cooking - we have never complained about our small fridge).

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.

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