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Old 03-07-2006, 03:19 PM   #11
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it varies.. I make my list out, usually from the store ad, THEN I make up a menu.. then I shop for what I need on that menu..
But always have to get
milk
bread
eggs
potatos
lettuce
fruits
celery
carrots
then I always have on hand at home
cheese ( I usually buy a big loaf of cheese, then grate it and freeze it)
always have frozen hamburger.. and frozen chicken breasts
always have some sort of fish.. like cod, trout or halibut
some sort of pasta - spaghetti
or tacos.. so need taco sauce and tomato sauce and either flour or corn shells
tons of different spices.. have on hand all the time
canola oil
sugar, flour, powdered sugar, brown sugar
oatmeal
canned soups
I could go on and on LOL
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:51 PM   #12
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The Fridge (merged)

More questions about the fridge Iím afraid, this time I am interested in any of your observations, criticisms, thoughts about the design of your fridge, any good points about its design, bad points, possible improvements or ideas. Once again I thank you for taking the time to help me out, cheers, matthew.
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:54 PM   #13
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Can I ask, why the interest in the refrigerators?
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:54 PM   #14
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I will certainly look at many before I make my next purchase. I have a 22 ft side by side and it doesn't have enough room. My shelves don't roll out like the newer ones to access what is back. The main problem it is too deep to see what is in back so I forget a lot of things til they aren't good. But then, I keep to much in it also. The freezer doesn't have enough room either and the icemaker takes up too much room.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:06 PM   #15
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im a design student at university and im trying to design a fridge for the future, about 2020, so im really trying to figure out the problems with existing refrigerators in order to design a better solution.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:08 PM   #16
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May I ask what you need this information for? We are 5 in this family (and the toddler eats just as much as the older kids...LOL) so I do my shopping once a week (usually Fridays) so I don't have to go again during the week. This is pretty much my list every week:

2 gallons of milk
2 boxes of dry cereal
1 pound Tilapia fish fillets
1 pound shrimp
1 pound Salmon fish fillets
1.5 lb sirloin steak
8 chicken breast
2-1.5 lbs of super lean ground beef (for Italian and Mexican dishes)
1-1.5 lbs ground pork or pork loin (for Chinese dumplings)
4-2 liter diet sodas (Fresca and Diet Pepsi)
2-gallon size Arizona green tea
2 loaves of bread (Sara Lee white wheat)
half pound smoked turkey
half pound smoked ham
2 pounds cheese blocks (Mozzarella and Colby/Jack)
1 cream cheese packet
1 tub sour cream
2 pouches of tuna
2.5 dozen eggs

We eat tons of fruit:
1 cantalope
1 honeydew melon
6 of each: peaches, plums, plums, mixed apples(Gala, Granny Smith and Golden Delicious)
12 oranges
2 pounds grapes
8 to 10 bananas
occasionally one fresh pineapple or watermelon
6 tomatoes
2 avocados

Veggies:
leaf lettuce
Romaine lettuce
2 bell peppers
2 onions
brocolli
1 pound green beans
1 bag carrot sticks
3-4 fresh corn

2-low fat Pringles chips
packet of Trail Mix fruit and grain bars
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips (for cookies or as dip for fruit)
frozen strawberries
Vanilla yogurt tub
6 varied flavor yogurt cups
1/2 gallon ice cream (husband's favorite flavor)
Apple juice
2 Passion fruit frozen juice

Jumbo pack diapers
3 to 4 baby juice bottles


Every 2 to 3 weeks I get:
5 lbs. bag rice
5 lbs. bag potatoes
1 lb butter
chocolate syrup or powder
fresh garlic cloves
fresh ginger root
ground spices
5 lbs. sugar
5 lbs. flour
list goes on and on sometimes...
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:16 PM   #17
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okay, gotcha!! I was just curious.

Well, I think better magnetics on the door to keep them shut would be good.
If you saw the thread about the light in the freezer for over and under refrigerators, putting lights in those would help.
Making some shorter for the elderly that have Osteoperosis would be good too. They must be kept the same as far as depth and width though, not like the dorm room ones.
Make the door shelving sturdier. They are mainly made out of flimsy plastic that will break easily.
Make the easy serve water and ice opening on the freezer door bigger to accomodate larger cups.

If I think of anything else, I will add it.
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What are you up to Matthew? Bad points of my fridge??? It needs cleaning!!! Honestly, I've never been told anything for or against my fridge. It serves it's purpose for us, thankfully.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:18 PM   #19
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thank you so much for all your input, im asking these questions because im a student and im designing a fridge for 2020, understanding whats inside a fridge is just one part of my research, cheers, mathew.
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Old 03-07-2006, 04:42 PM   #20
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LOL! Yeah I did my share of Psychology research projects in college myself and when I saw your question I recognized it immediately ha ha. The data mining process never really changes no matter what your studying.

That's why I was trying to be as accurate as possible about the amounts we purchase as well as the frequency.

Good luck with your project.

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