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Is that a TV in there?

May 10th, 2007 at 10:14 am

A few months ago, I was at the store looking at appliances. I need a new cooktop and can't decide if I am just going to take out the cabinet and buy the whole stove or just a cooktop. Meandering amonst the various appliances, I can't believe they have stoves with microwave drawers. I totally love the idea of the freezer on the bottom of the fridge. But the thing that was amazing to me was the refrigerators with the tvs in the doors! I know people with tvs in their cars....DD's boyfriend's mom bought one with a DVD player in the car and heated seats. She spent most of the first night sitting in the car watching the tv. We got a huge laugh out of that. But I never thought they'd put one in the appliances!

Another thing I can't get used to is the size of the tvs. Those skinny things are wonderful looking...and some are so big! Years ago, one of the company gifts we got one Christmas was a very large tv that we have out on the large enclosed porch. It is the only room that will really accommodate it. It isn't flat and really, really heavy. And so big, it couldn't come in the front door. It was delivered by several people, hauled over the fence, brought into the french doors, and Hubby and I almost hurt ourselves getting it placed on the big stand. We mostly used it to watch movies. It was an awesome movie tv. So large. And hooked up to the sound system. But now, everyone is gone, it doesn't play tv channels well, and DD wants the stand. So, we are trying to figure out how to get the thing OUT of the house. We can't lift it. We'd have to have a crew to get it over the fence. The only thing I can think of is to use a sledgehammer on it. And take it out in pieces. I don't think I'd want to give it away because I'd be afraid someone would get hurt moving it. This thing is huge, awkward, heavy, and with no place to hold on to it. I had a wild thought last night of putting a mattress on the floor and shoving it off onto it, then giving DD the stand. Then I would have to figure out how to move it from there.

We will probably someday need to replace the last tv. By then, only thin, flat tvs will be available. It will be nice to have something that low profile and easy to move. I don't see us getting a really large one again. But we'll need to pay off the debt before then. Maybe that will be something to aim for. I think, though, that I won't be getting a two for one appliance. My tv will just be a tv....well, perhaps with a dvd player inside.....

5 Responses to “Is that a TV in there?”

  1. Mulyanto Says:

    Getting rid of a big tv is a big hassle. But you probably don't want to use a sledge on the vacuum tube of the tv (which is probably the heaviest part). You might be able to find someone who will take it and move it if it's free!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    A refrigerator with a tv on the door? You can tell I have not really been shopping in years!

  3. laceshawl Says:

    Well, I guess you could be watching a cooking show on the TV and doing the same thing in your own kitchen at the same time!

  4. boomeyers Says:

    I've always dreamt of a microwave over the stove thing. I am so tired of the stupid thing sitting on the counter taking up space! My MIL offered to get us one for our anniversary and my DH turned her down. Sometimes!!!!!
    I have seen the TV on the fridge and they even have one that does computer stuff too! Gads! More stuff to break on an appliance!

  5. LuckyRobin Says:

    When we replaced our fridge five or six years ago, we got one with the freezer on the bottom. I absolutely love it. It makes it easier to cook when you don't have to bend down low and find the right ingredients all the time in the bottom crisper drawers.

    They have refrigerators with computers in them that can hook into a wireless system. You could email your grocery list to a store that offers internet ordering and have it all ready to go when you drive to the store and just have them put it in your trunk. Some of the stores even deliver in town now here. The world, it is a changing.

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